Chembra Peak Wayanad, at a whopping height of about 2100 m above sea level claims to be the highest peak in Wayanad. Located at 8 km South of Kalpetta, Chembra is one of the finest viewpoints of Wayanad and the best hard trekking places of Kerala. Chembra Peak Trek by Groowynd Holidays takes you to a unique picturesque place which gives a great Panoramic view of this beautiful district. A little wonder waiting for travelers after covering quarter of the trek – a small heart shaped lake on the mountain which never ever dries up, not even during peak summer. Its breathtaking beauty takes away the hardship of your trekking. It takes 2 h one way, but be ready to spare a day for this marvelous trekking experience. The place is under Forest Department, and permission and fee are mandatory (Details given below). A guide will be sent along, by Forest Dept, for help. Never miss it when visiting Wayanad! Confirm with your travel planner or department if you plan to include Chembra Trekking in your Wayanad Tour Package or Wayanad Day Tour. At times there are restrictions for visiting this wonderful place due to weather and other situations.
Entry Fee at Chembra :
Adults : Rs 750 (Up to 10 members)
Foreigners : Rs 1500 (Up to 5 members)
Still Camera : Rs 40
Timings of Chembra Peak:
The Peak is open throughout the week from 0900 h to 1400 h for trekking.
Entry for trekking will be closed by 1400 h.
Places to Visit near Chembra:
Soochipara Waterfalls, Kanthanpara waterfalls, Sunrise valley, Meenmutty waterfalls and Neelimala view point are the nearby tourist attractions.
Calicut to Chembra Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Vythiri. Further, reaching Chundale, take right turn to Meppadi. From Meppadi, Chembra is 6 km. Calicut to Chembra Peak distance is 90 km, covered in 2 h 30 min.
Bangalore to Chembra Peak Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Ambalavayal-Vaduvanchal-Meppadi-Chembra. Bangalore to Chembra Peak distance is 295 km, covered in 6 h 10 min.
Mysore to Chembra : Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Ambalavayal-Vaduvanchal-Meppadi-Chembra . Mysore to Chembra Peak distance is 155 km, covered in 3 h 40 min.
Ooty to Chembra Route: Ooty-Gudallur- Vaduvanchal (on Calicut road)-Meppadi-Chembra . Ooty to Chembra Peak distance is 120 km, covered in 3 h 30 min.
Nearest Railway Station to Chembra Peak is Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT). Kozhikode is also known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station to Chembra distance is 90 km, covered in 2 h 35 min.
Mysore Railway Station to Chembra is 155 km, covered in 3 h 45 min.
Nearest airport to Chembra Peak is at Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) and the distance is 102 km covered in 2h 55 min.
Bangalore Airport to Chembra is 337 km, covered in 6 h 40 m. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).
Best time to visit Chembra Peak:
Best time to visit Chembra is during September to March. Apr and May will be comparatively hot at the peak. Jun to Aug is monsoon period and trekking to Chembra is not suggested.
How to Reach Chembra Peak within Wayanad:
From Kalpetta Town- Kalpetta-Puthurvayal-Meppadi-Chembra route.
From Sulthan Bathery : Sulthan Bathery -Ambalavayal-Vaduvanchal-Meppadi-Chembra route.
From Manthavadi : Manthavadi-Panamram- Kalpetta- Meppadi-Chembra route
From Vythiri : Vythiri-Chundale ( Ooty road) -Meppadi-Chembra route
Distance to Chembra
|From Place||Distance (in Km)|
|Sulthan Bathery||43 km|