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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Wayanad
Wayanad is a beautiful district situated in the north east of the coconut state of Kerala and is mainly known as the abode of Kerala’s tribal population, with luxuriant forested lands enriched with misty valleys. There are three distinct way to reach the district: by air, by railways, and by road.
The Wayanad district of Kerala is just 262 km away from the city of Bangalore. If you are travelling by bus it will take you 9 hours to reach Wayanad from the Kalasipalayam bus stand from where you can easily get a private bus service to take you to the district. As Wayanad is not connected with railway services directly but is nearer to the Nanjangud station which is 109 km from Wayanad. The best train to catch from Bangalore to Wayanad is the TirupatiChamrajnagar express.
It will take just 1 hour from Bangalore to reach the Kozhikode airport if you are travel by air and you can’t easily get cheaper flights from Bangalore to Wayanad via Kozhikode. The most pleasant and beautiful journey to Wayanad is by road as it will take you through a scenic journey of nature’s beauty.
Wayanad contains a salubrious atmosphere all throughout the year. But the best time to visit the beautiful trekking site is from October to May. During this time one can easily get access to nature’s beauty and can also participate in various activities like boating, trekking, hiking, camping, sightseeing and many other adventure activities in Wayanad.
Wayanad is the most romantic place to visit during monsoon. It rains heavily in the district giving the tourist a different thrill and experience. But if you are into trekking and any other adventure activity, then rainy days are not a right time to visit as it can be quite dangerous.
If you are going for a vacation or even trekking you can pack things according to the kind of trip you have planned. But there are five essential things that one needs to carry when packing for Wayanad.
Choose the things carefully according to your comfort and travel plan.
There are many places and mountains where you can go trekking and hiking. The district of Wayanad gives you places to trek like Chembra peak, Pakshipathalam, Banasura hill, Kattukunnu and SaipuKunnu. These trekking sites will give you an amazing experience and bewitch you. They take you through pristine wildlife, adventure trails and other adventures that will make your visit a memorable one.
Trekking trips in Wayanad are not very costly and one can easily afford the trekking expenditure while having all the fun and enjoyment of the journey. The cost of the trips and adventures vary with the type of trek and package you opt for.
Wayanad gives you the most amazing and thrilling trekking experience, if you are looking for some fun and adventure. The hills and forest present in the district provide the best trekking programs to make your adventure an unforgettable and most memorable one.
Yes, it is very safe to go trekking in the district of Wayanad as they provide you adventure as well as take care of your safety and security. Wayanad is a great trekking site because of its constant pleasant weather which allows you to enjoy it even more. The place is quite risky for the trekkers and the campers and other adventure tourists during the monsoon time as it rains heavily and the path can get quite slippery and dangerous.
The highest peak in Wayanad is the Chembra peak situated at 2,100 meters above the sea level and it is the most ideal trekking place. Not only does that peak contain the most famous heart shaped lake, the HridayaSaras is also believed to never dry up.
With permission from the forest department, you can pursue wild life trekking for two days and get a great wildlife experience right up to the peak. One has to cross seven tiny hills before reaching the main Chembra hill.
Trekking is fun when it is done with friends and with people who love trekking and adventure. A group trek provides you more fun and makes the trek enjoyable when you do other adventure activities along with them.
Group trips and adventure packages give you access to many more adventure programs that cannot be accessed when you go on trips alone. But, you can even go on a lone trekking trip in Wayanad and can even have a pleasurable time. But going in a group of people or with friends is the best thing to do.
Trekking is not a simple thing that you can opt for whenever you want to; one should have a sound health to go trekking in the hilly areas. One should be free of heart problems, blood pressure problems and breathing difficulties. Even people with joint problems or with phobia of heights are recommended not to be part of thesetreks.
Trekking in the one of the highest ranges of Wayanad will give you an amazing and everlasting experience. It is a wonderful time to spend trekking the misty green mountain peaks and falling in love with the nature all over again.
It is a fun and enjoyable trekking experience one can easily get if they go trekking in the Chembra hills. You cannot get enough out of this trek as the heart shaped; never drying lake will make you go speechless. If you go trekking to Wayanad then Chembra hills are a must visit place in there.
It is the second most amazing place to trek in the Wayanad district. It is mainly popular for its name as an abode of a variety of birds. A one day trek to the lap of nature filled with birds from different paradise will give you an amazing time. It will take away all your stress and trekking pain. It is a must visit trekking site that everyone should visit.
There are three main waterfalls situated in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The waterfalls like Soochipara waterfalls, MakkiyadMeenmutty waterfalls and the Thusharagiri waterfalls. This waterfall trekking will be one of the best things that you can add in your package. The smooth falling of the waterfalls and the melody will make you wonder.
The one and only famous cave that is present in the Wayanad district is the Edakkal caves that are a pure definition of nature’s skills and its architecture. Tourists have to trek to the height of 4000 ft above the sea level. The mesmerizing view of the caves will take you to a different level.
There are many wildlife creatures that you can come across while trekking into the forest or hills. Most of the wildlife here is not dangerous. However, for the safety and security of the trekkers, it is recommended that visitors are accompanied by a guide.
There are many places where you can go camping with your friends and family and also can have a great time having fun and a lot of enjoyment. Places like the hill district club, blue mango; solitude Wayanad gives you some of the best camping experiences in Wayanad.
The best clothes you can pack for your trip are your most comfortable trekking suits or else the pants in which you will feel comfortable. Comfort is the first thing you should keep in mind before packing for the Wayanad trekking.
Wayanad has got amazing tourist places, here are some of them:
Wayanad trekking trips provide you great safety and security to anyone who be a part of it so a lone female trekker can also have a great time trekking on the hills and exploring.
There are many things one can do in Wayanad apart from trekking. There is sightseeing, camping, boating, and many other things that will keep you busy in the Wayanad district.
There are hotels, motels and even private villas that you can book according to your preference. And the best part is you can even night camp with a bonfire and a starry night which is one of the main attractions of many of the homestays. Popular home stays in Wayanad include:
Traveller Tales from Wayanad
15 September 2015
After a long year this is what you can expect from your holiday. It turned out outstanding. The caves, trekking and the bon fire with the residents in the hotel cannot be forgotten easily. Hoping to go back soon but this time as a couple.
06 December 2015
It was a trip planned by my college friends and it turned out to be really amazing,spent a grt time trekking and exploring the ancient caves,everything was well planned and very well organized .Had a grt time with my grp.Excellent place. Excellent food and excellent hotels with views. Thumbs up for it.
11 October 2015
Chembra Peak is amazingly beautiful. The lake, the peaks and the entire trail is a fun journey and a perfect place if you are looking for a trip with friends, Had a great experience, the views are simple beautiful. Amazing time. I'm certainly looking out for more treks similar to this one and i recommend it to all. Its a must for everyone atleast once.
06 March 2015
Thusharagiri Waterfall needs no description- it reminds you of all the Bollywood romantic songs as the location is just too perfect for a movie shooting. The entire experience was a refreshing trip and there is no better way to beat the heat than by taking a dip in the cool waters. Great place guys!!1
16 August 2015
Amazing experience! Chembra peak is damn beautiful and the entire region is so clean that it instantly allures you with its virgin views. Great experience - loved the entire excursion and had a fun time with rest of the group members.Only wish we could reach the actual summit though.
27 April 2015
Its a best place if you planning a quick break with your friends! We were a group of around 7 friends and the amount of fun that we had here is something I really can;t describe in words. Enjoy an outing with your buddies in this beautiful place near Kozhikode.
18 March 2016
I have never been to Wayanad – Whoa! It is one brilliant place and this is so beautiful. Since I have never been to Kerala I took this package. I am happy for it. The service of organizers was awesome and the best. Overall experience was excellent.
11 September 2015
This was I guess the best date I've ever had! Such a romantic experience - I'm still not over it. Wow the entire thing is just locked in my mind forever. This is one of my best outing experience. Must go for all especially couple;)
17 November 2014
Widely known as the trekker's paradise, the Thusharagiri Waterfall is situated about 50 km from Kozhikode. It is one of the finest place to start the trekking expedition, loved to be there.
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