The Chembra Peak Trek
Perched to the south of the Kalpetta township, the Chembra Peak is counted as one of the best places for trekking in Wayanad. With a picturesque backdrop of the lofty mountains and greenlands, this four-hour trail to the top of the mountain is worth all the efforts you will put in to cross the hurdles on the journey.
Do not forget to take the permission of the forest department which can be done at the office which is a few miles away from the starting point of the base. The heart-shaped lake along the trek gives this excursion extra brownie points for the visitors not to miss this place.
Best Season: September to February
Difficulty Level: Easy
Activity Location: Wayanad
Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
About the Campsite:
Wayanad is a rural district in Kerala, a hill station full of plantations, forests and wildlife. A perfect escape from the artificial and materialistic world. To the south, we have Ambukuthi Hills and in the east, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to animals including Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets.
Take the opportunity of exploring nature and wildlife more closely and feel like home between lushy green forested region with areas of high altitude. The campsite is located at one of the most scenic locations in Wayanad where steaming delicious food and comfortable stay awaits our guests.
Add some adventure to your stay and pedal your way through a 12 km trail that consist of tea plantations, tarmac, smooth and muddy trails and scenic vistas. Also, head for other out of the box activities in addition with camping and trekking and mark the best experience you ever had with your loved ones.
Places to visit nearby:-
Banasura Sagar Dam - 9.8 km
Soochipara Waterfalls - 46 km
Kanthanpara Waterfalls - 41 km
Edakkal Caves - 37.5 km
Kuruvadweep - 40 km
Stay: Tented accommodation on twin sharing basis with well-constructed washrooms
Meals: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast with a choice of veg and non-veg
Activities: Bonfire with music, Trekking, Cycling, Burma Bridge , Commando Net, Rock Climbing, Tyre Walk, Hammock, Carrom Board, Ludo Board, Badminton
Note: Children below 6 years can join without any charges, and those between 6 to 12 years can book the child package(half charge). Minimum 2 people are required to book this package.How to Reach: This place is easily reachable by any private transport or public shared vehicle. It is located at a distance of about 25 km from Wayanad bus stand.
The Pakshipathalam Trek
Translating to an ‘abode of birds’ in Malayalam, this trek is a unique enclosure to the migratory birds that make this hill their homes for the winter season. You cannot have a better birdwatching experience as there are a lot of rare species you wouldn't have heard of, especially bats and it is one of the best Wayanad trekking.
Irrefutably a spell-binding experience, the lush green hills, meadows, grasslands, and dense forests will give you an inception to the nirvana. You can also try your hand at cave diving as the place has plenty of them. With no proper roads, this trek can be a little tricky at times.
Best Season: November to April
Difficulty level: Moderate
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The 6 hour guided trail takes you across beautiful tea gardens and spice towns to the old rain forests of Wayanad. Trek through the ancient forests at the high altitudes and meet nature at its full display.
The nearly 10 km trek begins around 10 am in the morning. You will be driven along the foothills of the extension of the Chembra ranges of the Western Ghats. Cross the quaint spice towns and tea gardens towards a remote settlement where the curving road leads you to the cardamom forests. Also known as the Kalladi forest, it still maintains its age-old rain forest trees, and you trek your way through the huge trees. A couple of hours into the trek you reach a ridge which gives you stunning views of the misty valley beneath. You cross the river and continue your trek to another clear stream. En route to your final destination, have some packed lunch that can be provided by us at an extra cost. At sunset our vehicle takes you back to your room after a splendid day of trekking and exploration.
Duration: Around 6 hours
Difficulty level: Challenging
Edakkal Cave Trek
Edakkal cave is the easiest place for trekking in Wayanad, completely ideal in case you’re a newbie. The trail consists of walking on the straight fixed path to the top aligned with numerous stores selling snacks, clothes, and handicrafts. Though an easy trek yet you must check on the shoes before you start rambling, to wreck that long walk like a pro and it is one of the amazing Wayanad trekking places.
Not just a trekking expedition, the Edakkal caves are a haven for the ones looking to fill the knowledge vessels due to its historic kins. You can also hire local tour guides if you wish to get the hang of the facts and mythologies, the place unfolds to.
Best Season: November to March
Difficulty Level: Easy
The Banasura Trek
A place to break away from the hustle and bustle of the blaring city life, this trek is just the right thing to hit if you’re looking for the much-wanted ‘me time’. Epitomizing the beauty of Kerala, the Banasura Hills are a great spot to start with your Wayanad Trekking.
With rolling grasslands and a myriad of rugged terrains, this is a moderate difficulty level one-day trek which starts from the Banasura Dam. The place gets plenty of trekkers from all over the globe in the peak season, starting from September to January.
Best Season: September to January
Difficulty Level: Difficult
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About the activity :
On your next holiday, enjoy a long and relaxing time in the expanse of Thirunelli and revel in the amazing environ of all that nature can provide you. Trekkers and nature enthusiasts can revel in the tranquil surroundings of nature and get transported to a whole new world! Thirunelli is well known for its beautiful temples and its serene, peaceful surroundings. Many a trekker and nature lover have paid their respects to this heavenly forested region in the South of India.
During your visit here, you can lounge in the company of the Kalindi River and go trekking to the intimidating mountain ranges of the Brahmagiri with your adventure buddies! There are so many ways you can enjoy a short trip to the hilly paradise that is Tirunelli and this is your chance to have an amazing experience of a lifetime!
Meal Types : Dinner and Breakfast (Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian)
Activities : Village Walk And Plantation Walk , Camping In Tent , Campfire Dinner , Trekking.
Difficulty Level : Easy
The Brahmagiri Peak Trek
The Wayanad trekking takes you to the top of the Brahmagiri peak for a wonderful scenic view of the entire landscape around the Brahmagiri hill. Just in case you forget, make sure that you take a camera with you to immortalize the view.
The trek along the Brahmagiri slope is an enjoyable experience of trekking in Wayanad. The hill presents a mesmerizing view of the surroundings from its slopes.
You will come across pretty little streams where you can take a break before continuing on your journey uphill. The slope can get quite steep towards the peak, but the vista that awaits you at the summit will wipe out all memories of the arduous journey.
The only peak that is higher than the Brahmagiri summit is that of the Chembra peak and you can see it once you reach the top.
The grass laden slopes of the nearby mountains, the clouds hovering beneath your feet and the beautiful sky that stoops down into the horizon will make you feel on top of the world, literally!
Best Season: November to February
Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult
Where to Stay: Best resorts to stay in Wayanad
Set in the Western Ghats, Thusharagiri is a popular destination for trekking around Bangalore and is home to some very beautiful waterfalls. You can hear the roar of the falls as you go near Thusharagiri.
Situated about 50 km from Kozhikode in Kerala, Thusharagiri is visited by a lot of tourists throughout the year for sightseeing, trekking, adventure sports etc. The rugged topography of Thusharagiri is an ideal terrain for those who are looking for a heavy duty trekking opportunity.
The trail takes you through dense forests, waterfalls, gurgling streams etc and makes good for all the trouble with its splendid natural beauty. A trek in this beautiful region gives you the opportunity to have a glimpse of the wonderful rubber, areca nuts, pepper, etc plantations of the region. The trail of Thusharagiri trekking in Wayanad has about 5 waterfalls but it is possible to cover only 3 in a day.
It is advisable to return back to base camp and return the next day to complete the trek. A stay in the jungle is quite risky due to wild animals. Stock up on food as much as you can before starting the trek.
Best Season: September to February
Difficulty Level: Medium
Soochipara Falls Trek
Descending from a height of 656 feet the Soochipara or Sentinel Rock Falls gives a breath-taking sight you cannot miss to enrapture. Though it is a difficult trek even for the experienced trekker, reaching the summit after climbing up through the waterfall is not just a worthy excursion but one you can flaunt too and it is one of the best Wayanad trekking places.
The grass turns greener when the monsoon strikes in, giving the trekkers a breathtaking sight. Raging three-tiered waterfalls, rough terrains, and alpine forests, this trekking excursion has it all for a nerve-racking extravaganza.
Best Season: Monsoon Season
Difficulty Level: Difficult