Located at about 1740 m above sea level, Pakshipathalam is at the northern end of Brahmagiri hills in the Wayanad district of Kerala. A hard and exciting trek covering about 17 kilometres would take one to this place. The rock caves here are home to various birds. These caves are also believed to be places where some saints meditated in ancient times.
In Malayalam Pakshi means bird and Pathalam, the nether world. Travellers to Pakshipathalam have to obtain permission from the Forest Department. The Thirunelly hills and Kuruvadweep, an uninhabited island spread over 950 acres in the Kabani river are nearby attractions.