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    • Wayanad is a hilly district that is quite different from the regular Hill Stations. In Wayanad trekking, there is no long linear route present. Wayanad trekking offers small trails that can be finished in just one day, some lasting only a few hours.

      Although this may not seem exciting enough, you will be surprised at the challenges you come across while trekking in Wayanad.

      While some areas have gentler slopes allowing even amateurs to the peak, certain others require experience and a better understanding of the terrain before hitting the trails.

      Here are 5 most popular treks of Wayanad:


      Trekking in Wayanad offers a diverse trekking trail. However, some are really popular and Thrillophilia has arranged multiple trekking expeditions there. We have listed down the most popular ones below:
    • 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 are possible at the peak.

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

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    • 02The 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

      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.

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

    • 04The 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

    • 05Thusharagiri 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:

      Wayanad is mostly renowned as a paradise for short term trekking but that does not mean that this is the only thing that you can do here. Besides the wonderfully relaxing atmosphere of the entire area, Thrillophilia can help you in other activities besides trekking in Wayanad.

      The entire region is perfect for camping. You just need to have the right supplies as some parts can be quite chilly during some months. Arrange a stay at one of the campsites or let us arrange a camping expedition with your friends, colleagues or family members.

    • Offbeat Things to do in Wayanad

    • 06Go for a Wildlife Safari

      As you might expect, it is not at all difficult to arrange a wonderful safari through the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It covers a lot of space and you will basically get to experience a world that you never knew existed, untouched by man and at the mercy of wild animals. It is quite an exciting experience for the nature lover.
    • 07Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

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      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

      If you enjoy caves, you should be aware of the fact that Wayanad has some that you will surely want to visit. We highly recommend a trip to the Edakkal Caves, which hold a piece of history in them.

      We mean that literally since there are Stone Age carvings that can be seen on the walls and there is a link probable with the Indus valley civilization. Historians are still debating but as they do, you can experience these incredibly unique caves.

    • Offbeat Stays in Wayanad:

    • 09Bon 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

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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

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      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

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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 as well. 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!