Chembra Peak

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Wayanad Trekking

Wayanad Trekking is one of the experiences which offer a complete holidaying experience in Wayanad. Are you a trekking enthusiast?  Then, Wayanad is a paradise for safe trekking lovers. Wayanad has lots of trekking trails. Although it is the Southernmost point of Deccan Plateau, Wayanad is still in the lap of Western Ghats. Hence this mind blowing place is festooned with lots of small mountains and thriving green hills in and around it. Chembra peak, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Hills, Brahmagiri Hill and Neelimala view point are main trekking places in Wayanad. Soochipara Waterfalls and Edakkal Caves are couple of places, where you can consider a semi-hard trekking.

Chembra Peak : At a staggering height of 2,100 meters above sea level, Chembra is the tallest peak in Wayanad. Undoubtedly it is the most ideal area for trekking in Wayanad. An unbelievable surprise is awaiting every trekker at half way, while climbing - a heart shaped lake called Hridaya Saras. It is believed to have never dried up, even in peak summer. Trekking here is with permission from Forest Department (Not a complicated issue). Normal trekking takes one full day.  Two days wild life trekking is also possible with permission. Trekking elements and guide are available on demand from Forest department. Chembra is well known and safe as the District Forest office keeps a close watch with their guides. The trek uphill requires a trekker to cross seven tiny hills before reaching the Chembra peak. Total trekking distance is 9 km and it takes a maximum of three hours for even a leisurely paced trekker to reach the peak. Overnight camping options are possible, around the lake.  Best season to visit Chembra Peak is September to February.

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Chembra Peak at Wayanad

Pakshipathalam: Another prominent and tempting trekking is offered by Pakshipathalam near Thirunelli Temple in Wayanad. Pakshipathalam is located at a height of 1,740 meters above sea level and offers a challenging location for adventurous trekking in Wayanad. With an exigent distance of 16 km, Pakshipathalam trek takes you through wild forests, deep caves and thick rock blocks. With spectacularly beautiful surroundings, the trek offers great opportunities for photography. If you are a cave exploring enthusiast, you have enough caves to explore with during Pakshipathalam trek.  Best Season to visit Pakshipathalam is from November to April. This exploratory Wayanad Trekking can be covered in one day time.

Banasura Hill : Banasura Hill is another adventurous trekking in Wayanad. The Hill is named after the mythical character, Asura King Bana, which is the second highest mountain in Wayanad. Provoking and challenging, the Banasura peak is at an elevation of 6,801 feet. With vertical slopes, knee high weeds and rocks blocking the path, Banasura hill presents a very tough trekking experience of about 12 km. But at the end, the hill rewards the daring with an amazing view of Banasura Water Reservoir and the misty peaks of the surrounding hills. Visitors to carry enough drinking water while trekking on to the mighty Banasura Hill.  It can be combined with a visit to Banasura Sagar Dam site which offers scenic beauty with enthralling speed boating facility. Best season for Banasura hill trek is from October to May.

A 9 km trek to the top of the Brahmagiri peak is another thrilling experience with picturesque view of the entire landscape around the Brahmagiri hill. The hill presents a gripping view of the surroundings from its slopes even. The slope can get quite steep towards the peak, but the vista that awaits you at the summit will clear off all the tiredness of a laborious journey. The grassy slopes of the nearby mountains, the clouds touching your feet and the beautiful sky that bow down into the horizon, will make you feel on top of the world, literally! Best season for trekking to Brahmagiri Hills is from November to February.

Kattu Kunnu and Saipu Kunnu : Kattu Kunnu (means Windy Hill) bestows a spectacular view of Banasura Sagar Dam and Kakkayam Dam. Most part of South Part of Wayanad is visible from the hill. Always wind will be blowing from all sides, which is the speciality of this mountain. Saipu Kunnu is further 2 km from Kattu Kunnu, another amazing view point. Wayanad Trekking to above locations can be done with the permission of Forest Division.

Those who are ready for a light Wayanad trekking experience can opt for Neelimala view point in Wayanad. Neelimala view point is seldom explored view point that offers astounding sceneries which can hypnotize a nature lover. Amazing view of the Meenmutty waterfalls afar will wipe off your memory of little hardship you faced while climbing up.  Trek to Neelimala  can easily be clubbed with our regular Wayanad package. Best time to visit Neelimala view point is September to Mar.

You can be picked from anywhere in Wayanad and dropped back; or else trekking can be clubbed with your regular Wayanad package according to your convenience.  Don’t miss the opportunity when you are planning a visit to Wayanad. Pick up also can be arranged from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Kochi etc. Please write to info@groowynd.com for more details.

  • Wayanad can be reached by Road from Calicut, Mysore, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Mangalore. Nearest Airport and Railway Station to Wayanad is Calicut

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Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour : 5 Nights & 6 Days

Nagarhole/Kabini– 2 Nights | Bandipur – 1 Night | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai :
  • Bandipur National Park (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening)
  • Thoppakadu Elephant Camp (experience being around elephants, feed them)
  • Mudumalai Wildlife (Jungle safari available)

 

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).

 

Places to visit in Nagarhole National Park:
  • Safari to Nagarhole National Park (Also known as Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Stay in Luxury Resort in Kabini (There are many wonderful resorts on the bank of Kabini Backwaters).

 

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