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  • As we all know, Wayanad is a place with limitless options to make every kind of its visitors happy. Trekking in Wayanad is the best option to enjoy the wilderness and the hilly regions in the Western Ghats. The tranquil trails of the trekking areas in Wayanad would astonish any heart for sure. There are the wildlife sanctuaries, mountains and peaks, temples, forest ranges, waterfalls etc which demand a challenging trek through some of the most beautiful routes to reach them. 

    Here is a list of some of the best trekking spots in the scenic Wayanad that would invite you to enjoy the beauty of a splendid nature without any hindrances. Chembra Peak Trek, Pakshpathalam Trek, Banasura Hills Trek, Tusharagiri Trek and Brahmagiri Trek are the most wanted trekking trips in this region offering the perfect blend of lush greenery and other factors.

    Along with the popular treks in Wayanad, people take the opportunity to do camping, cycling, sightseeing, rappelling, boating etc since the district is filled with options for all these activities. The natural as well as artificial attractions located very close to each other make Wayanad a favourite adventure destination for people from all over the world. Especially, those who are trying to escape from the clutches of the fast paced city life will be looking forward to have a splendid time amidst the unforgettable natural attractions and they blindly choose Wayanad. Bangaloreans, Chennaites etc are the major tourist sects from the metro cities coming to Wayanad every weekend or for short holidays.

  • Popular Treks of Wayanad

  • 01The Chembra Peak Trek

    A perfect place to trek that will take you to the tallest of the Wayanad hills and is at a height of nearly 6,900 feet. The Chembra Peak trek is a popular choice among amateurs, while trekking in Wayanad, as it is considerably well known and safe as the district forest office keeps a close watch with their guides. They also offer trekking equipments on rent for tourists.

    The trek to the Chembra peak is a straight route through green meadows. The initial phase might take you by surprise as the slopes from the foot are surprisingly steep. It takes some time for a trekker to adjust to the terrain but once he does, the rest is cakewalk.

    The lush green slopes of the Chembra hill are rich in flora and fauna. Blessed with natural beauty, a trek along the slopes of this hill will provide you an opportunity to witness unprecedented natural beauty.

    The trek uphill requires a trekker to cross seven hills before reaching the Chembra peak. It takes a maximum of three hours for even a leisurely paced trekker to reach the peak. The Chembra peak has many wonders hidden in it such as the heart shaped lake called Hridaya Saras where overnight camping options in Wayanad are possible at the peak.

    Best Season: September to February
    Trek Distance:  9 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • 02The Pakshipathalam Trek

    The Pakshipathalam Trek

    Pakshipathalam has a height of 1,740 meters above sea level and stands out as quite a challenging location for those tourists that are looking for adventure during trekking in Wayanad. You will want to visit the Lord Vishnu temple.

    In order to reach the top, you will have to travel for 16 km. The Pakshipathlam trek takes you through wild forests, deep caves and thick rock blocks.

    Pakshipathalam is near the Brahmagiri hills, but unlike the latter Pakshipathalam has gentler slopes and is a pretty much easy terrain to climb. With spectacularly beautiful surroundings, the hill offers great opportunities for photography.

    If you are a cave exploring enthusiast, you would also want to check out the ones at Chembra hill.  The caves are a bit too narrow for comfortable passage and require a lot of agility.

    Best Season: November to April
    Trek Distance: 17 kms
    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 03The Banasura Trek

    The Banasura Trek

    This trek takes you to the top of Banasura Hill, the second highest mountain in the Wayanad. It is a trek that is filled with mysticism and is moderately difficult. Goading and challenging, the Banasura peak sits at an elevation of 6,801 feet. As is evident, the hill is named after the mythical character Banasura.

    The Banasura Hill is not an easy place to trek as it has given grief to many an experienced trekker. The steep slopes, knee high weeds and rocks blocking the path; Banasura hill presents a tough terrain which can deter many determined trekkers who have proved their mettle on a Wayanad trek.

    Nevertheless, the hill rewards the courageous with an amazing view that overlooks the Banasura Water Reservoir and the misty peaks of the surrounding hills. It is advisable to stock yourself with enough water before going for a trek on the mighty Banasura Hill.

    For accommodation, you will find some of the best places to stay in Wayanad in this region and you should give a try to them.

    Best Season: October to May
    Trek Distance: 12 kms
    Difficulty Level: Difficult

  • 04The Brahmagiri Peak Trek

    The Brahmagiri Peak Trek

    The trek 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
    Trek Distance: 9 kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult
    Where to Stay: Best resorts to stay in Wayanad

  • 05Thusharagiri Trek

    Thusharagiri Trek

    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 near Thusharagiri.

    Situated about 50 kms 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 Thusharagiri trekking trail 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 for the trek.

    Best Season: September to February
    Trek Distance: 5 kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Offbeat Things to do in Wayanad

  • 06Go for a Wildlife Safari

    Go for a Wildlife Safari

    Wayanad is a unique spot for many activities; both adventurous as well as fun. One of such amazing activities is Wildlife Safari at the famous Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve and there is no difficulty in arranging a wildlife safari or elephant safari here. Plenty of tour operators from Wayanad will give you special packages with other adventure activities along with safari. 

    The gentle elephants and other wild animals which become friends with you in no time will let you explore the wilderness with the help of them only if you are really kind to them as well as eager to be with them. If you are a true lover of nature, then this is the best opportunity to make use of the wildlife safari to become an ardent admirer of the jungles in Wayanad.

  • 07Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

    Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura
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    About the activity:

    Camp in Wayanad hills at Seagot Banasura and be taken into the charms of nature and outdoors with a refreshing overnight experience. Offering the perfect setting for the camping experience is the Seagot Banasura that lounges over 50 dewy acres. Check-in at the site around 01:00 PM and enjoy thrilling times with fishing, tug of war and trekking activities. The evening especially comes alive with bonfire and music.
    Adventure and folk enthusiasts can even lap up activities such as river crossing, Jummaring, commando walking, zip-lining, mountain biking, traditional folk, tribal Activities and barbecue at an additional cost. The Seagot Banasura Resorts & Villas also offers yoga (Pathanjali) along with Ayurvedic spa and rejuvenation therapy for those who are interested.

    As the night descends, retreat into the tents, under the twinkling stars and the sweet caresses of nature. Rest assured, once you checkout the following morning, you will be refreshed and energized.

    Meal Types: Veg and Non-veg Breakfast

    Accommodation: Tented accommodation

    Timings: 01.00 PM to 11.00 AM

    Activities: Fishing, Tug of War, Campfire, Nature walk

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 08Go for a Caving Expedition

    Go for a Caving Expedition
    If you think of Wayanad as just a blend of some hills and jungles, you are wrong. The favourite hill station in Kerala is beyond what you imagine. One of the supreme attractions in the region that offer a breathtaking adventurous time is the Edakkal Caves. People with a heart to do caving expeditions should try climbing up the hills to watch the ancient caves with numerous old inscriptions that led the historians to find several facts regarding Kerala and India years ago. A visit to this place should definitely be included in your tour to Wayanad as it is one of the major attractions here.

    The cave shows you a wondrous sight of a huge rock piece being stuck between two other large rock pieces and from ancient centuries onward this cave acts as a protector of many histories and truths which are still in controversial conditions. The carvings and inscriptions found on the walls of the rocks are still studied and analysed by famous historians to open the background details of our human generations. It is one of the best places to visit in Wayanad promising you a complete package of challenges and fun filled trails till you reach the top.
  • 09Bon Fire and Stargazing Experience in Wayanad

    Bon Fire and Stargazing Experience in Wayanad
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    About the Activity :

    Plan your next holiday with your friends and join in the fun with an amazing bon fire and star gazing experience in Wayanad.  The area you will be visiting and enjoying with your loved ones is located in the Begur-Tholpetty Reserve Forest area after the Thirunelly Temple, on the other side of Kalindi River and is approximately 137km from Calicut, 121km from Mysore and 250km from Bangalore. You can reach the retreat only by road. If you enjoy seeing a sky clear of the city pollution and love to relax by the shores of forested plains and hills, while the sounds of nature are all that you hear all around you at all times, then you need to head to Wayanad now!

    You can relax under a beautiful canopy of stars, and stargaze whilst savoring the warmth of a campfire accompanied with a barbecue and a lovely ambience!  Share stories with your friends, or savor some fresh warm coffee,  and you will realize that there is no better way to spend an evening in Wayanad.

  • Best Places to Stay in Wayanad

  • 10Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay Experience

    Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay Experience
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    About the Activity:

    Stay in the Tea Terrace Vythiri Resort in Wayanad for a multi-coloured experience! Its myriad list of offerings, warm hospitality and list of things to do, make it for a delightful stay experience amidst the lush and groovy tea plantations.

    Beginning from the dawn to dusk, its merry offerings like spectacular views of the hills and mountains, pictorial valleys, captivating Spanish decors, gastronomic delights and activity list will keep you soaked in unlimited fun and excitement!

    Adding more to the joy and amusement are its splendid offerings like indoor & outdoor games, plantations walks, trampoline, sightseeing options, game and hobby options for kids. And in case, you are not in the mood for any activities or games, you can simply laze around the resort and feast on the enticing views all around.

  • 11Stay Experience in a Tree House in Wayanad

    Stay Experience in a Tree House in Wayanad
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    About the Activity:

    Wayanad, located in the southern tip of Deccan Plateau is no doubt one of the most beautiful places that is worth visiting. Located in the north-eastern part of Kerala, this tiny abode in nature has all perfect ingredients that will make your trip a memory to cherish for a lifetime.

    Stay experience in a tree house, Wayanad is specifically designed keeping couples in mind, enjoy a romantic getaway in Wayanad with your special someone. Experience a unique way of staying in a tree house made completely out of bamboo. Enjoy the scenic view from the top that will actually provide you with a Tarzan-like experience.

    While in Wayanad, enthral in the scenic beauty of the ancient Edakkal Caves, delight in the unique experience of watching exotic wildlife from close while touring Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary. Apart from all these scenic land beauties you can also take a trip to Kuruva islands and Banasura Sagar Dam. Enjoy the stunning beauty of roaring water making its way down into the valley. You might not be aware but this tiny hamlet is full-fledged with stunning hotspots that will not let you take your eyes off them even for a minute. Pack your bags for this amazing experience of  stay experience in a Bamboo House, Wayanad!

  • 12Wayanad Tree House Stay Experience

    Wayanad Tree House Stay Experience
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    About the Activity:

    Situated in the north-eastern part of Kerala, Wayanad, located in the southern tip of Deccan Plateau is one of the most beautiful weekend getaway destination. Escape to this tree house stay in Wayanad, stunning abode in nature which has all required components to make a memorable trip for one and all.

    Delight in this unique Wayanad tree house which will not only rejuvenate your body but is also a healthy treat to mind and soul. Experience a unique way of staying in a tree house made completely out of bamboo. Rejoice in the scenic view from the tree - top with  this enthralling tree house stay in Wayanad that will help you fulfill your childhood desire of living a life inspired by Tarzan.

    While in Wayanad, immerse in the awe-inspiring beauty of Edakkal Caves, watch beautiful distinct animal species happily living with each other in Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary. Take a trip to Kuruva islands and rejoice in the coastal beauty of this area. Enjoy the beautiful view of the cascading water at Banasura Sagar Dam. Delight in the various striking hot-spots in the region that will not let you get bored even for a minute with Wayanad tree house!

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