10 Places for Trekking in Wayanad: 2020 (Book @ ₹1000 Only)
Places for trekking near Wayanad encircles treks to Chembra Peak, Pakshipathalam, Kalladi forest, Banasura peak, Brahmagiri, Thusharagiri, Thirunelli, and many more exciting peaks.

Home to some bewitching spots, trekking is one of the top-notch things in Wayanad on every adventurers' list. Offering a whole spectrum of difficulty levels with different ranges of mountains to climb on, Wayanad trekking gives trekkers a choice according to the amount of valor they wish to put in.

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A paradise on Earth, Wayanad lies amidst the scintillating flora and fauna of Kerala. It lies in the backdrop of the majestic mountains and forests rendering you a treat to witness the unusual contrast of thrill and tranquillity. Rolling grasslands, mystifying hills, dense forests, blue skies, and the rugged trail, this place has it all for an astounding trekking expedition.

Here are the best places for trekking in Wayanad:

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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
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Trekking, Cycling and Camping Tour in Wayanad - Flat 12% Off
  • 2D/1N
  • Wayanad
  • 2D/1N
  • Wayanad
₹4,099 ₹3,599

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  • Adventure is out there, and the best time for you to explore every aspect of your adventurous life is while on an exciting cycling and camping tour with trekking near the exotic lands of Bansurua in Wayanad.
  • Grab your friends and strap on your helmets as you prepare for an exciting ride of a lifetime. While on this tour, you can enjoy a relaxing camping experience as well, gazing at the stars and dining on a barbeque dinner with your loved ones.
  • Interact with your friends and share stories by the campfire as you spend the night under the company of a clear night sky. Embark on an exciting trekking experience with your gang on your next trip and let the wonders of nature take over you.
  • The package includes food and comfortable accommodation in tents.

Minimum number of people required: 3

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The Pakshipathalam Trek

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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. 

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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Trekking Through Kalladi Forest, Wayanad
  • 6H
  • Wayanad
  • 6H
  • Wayanad
₹2,250 ₹2,000

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

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Edakkal Cave Trek

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.

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

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The Banasura Trek

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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Trekking and Camping in Thirunelli, Wayanad
  • 2D/1N
  • Wayanad
  • 2D/1N
  • Wayanad
₹4,500 ₹4,300
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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

 

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The Brahmagiri Peak Trek

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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

Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult

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Thusharagiri Trek

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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 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

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Soochipara Falls Trek

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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.

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

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  1. Which are the economical luxury resorts in Wayanad?

    Luxury resorts in Wayanad are the best places to set up camp while exploring this rich and abundant green haven and making them private and exclusive to their properties.

    Banasura Hill Resort - 
    Book at INR 9,000
    Vythiri Village Resort - Book at INR 17,500
    Seagot Banasura in Wayanad - Book at INR 7,000
    Windflower Resort - Book at INR 12,744
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    Planning a trip to Wayanad! Check out the list of best amazing tourist places in Wayanad to explore to the fullest.

    1. Kuruva Island - 34.8 Km from Wayanad 
    2. Phantom Rock - 11.4 Km from Wayanad 
    3. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - 42.9 Km from Wayanad
    4. Banasura Sagar Dam - 20.9 Km from Wayanad 
    5. Edakkal Caves - 19.2 Km from Wayanad
    6. Chembra Peak - 21.8 Km from Wayanad 
    7. Neelimala View Point - 25 Km from Wayanad
    8. Pookode Lake - 25.6 Km from Wayanad
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    Thrillophilia offers the best camping tours in Wayanad are one of the quintessential holiday trips to be taken once in your lifetime.

    Camping Experience in Wayanad - Book at Rs. 2120
    Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura - Book at Rs. 1500
    Night Camping with Campfire in Wayanad - Book at Rs.1,799
    Camping in Tea Estate of Wayanad With Barbecue - Book at Rs. 2020
    Wayanad Camping at Base of Chembra Peak - Book at 2420
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    1. Meenmutty Heights Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 5,000 INR
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