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Wayanad»Lakkidi's Chain Tree

Lakkidi is not just famous for its spectacular landscape but also for the Chained Tree which has a very intriguing tale to it. It is believed that a British engineer could not find his way out of the dense forest in Vythiri and so sought the help of a tribal called Karinthandan who successfully led him out of the forest. Unwilling to share the credit of this discovery with the tribal, the engineer killed him. Karinthandan’s spirit haunted Lakkidi and troubled its visitors till a priest chained it to a tree. The tree with heavy chains placed around its branches confirms this lore.