Lakkidi is situated at about 2,300-feet above mean sea level, above the Thamarassery Ghat Pass. Vythiri is the nearest town, about 5 kilometers from Lakkidi. Chain tree, Pookot Lake, and a mile-long viewing side-walk are all within 5 kilometers from here.

The Pookot Lake, located about 3 kilometers from Lakkidi is a rain-fed lake spread across 15 acres. It is one of the few fresh-water reservoirs in Wayanad. Surrounded by lush meadows and picturesque hillocks, it is the perfect picnic spot at Wayanad.

Annual rainfall here averages up to 600-650 centimeters, often causing seasonal floods downstream of rivers flowing east. Many species are found in this bio-reserve park including lion-tailed macaques, flying squirrels, buffalo, babblers, and rare water birds like Indian Shag, Little Cormorant, Little Green Herons, and Pond Herons.

Lakkidi has rich soil that supports the farming of coffee, tea, orange and pepper, cardamom, and ginger. It receives the highest mean annual rainfall in excess of 3000 millimeters in Wayanad and laterite, forest loamy, and brown soil here retains moisture around the year. It is also known as the "Gateway of Wayanad," as it is located at the crest of the serpentine Thamarassery Ghat Pass. The drive here circumventing nine hairpin curves through the steep mountain terrain is truly thrilling.