Wayanad is an enticing beauty who lures the visitors with her lush green carpets. She serves a variety of treats to sooth your cravings and longings for a much awaited vacation. Let us explore the top 5 must-see locations to feed the hiker in you with delicacies. The place also offers you the best holiday homes to stay during your holidays.
- Chembra Peak
Chembra peak is one of the highest peaks (2100m) in the Western Ghats and ideal for trekking activities. On the way to the top, a heart shaped lake known as ‘hridaya thadakam’ shows up and it is said to have never dried up. It is one of the most adored features of the peak. The view on top is breathtaking. The whole of Wayanad will be visible and also parts of Kozhikode, Malappuram and Nilgiris. The peak is accessible easily from Meppadi town. You will have to take prior permission from Meppadi forest office to trek at Chembra peak. The site is accessible during every season of the year. But it is safe if monsoon is avoided.
- Banasura Dam and Hills
Banasura hills are the northernmost peak which is nearly 3200m of height. The hill provides adventurous trekking opportunities for the visitors. The peak can be easily accessed from the region of Padinjarethara. The Banasura Sagar dam is situated at the foot of Banasura hills. It is India’s largest earthen dam. The view from the hills is something to take home with. A boating trip in the dam and the lake will gift you with memorable experiences.
- Edakkal Caves
The cave was discovered in 1980 by the then superintendent of police Mr. Fred Fawcett during his hunting trip. Edakkal caves are famous for its cave paintings. It takes around 45 minutes to climb up the hill to the cave thus facilitating a wonderful trek. And we assure you that the efforts you take to climb the cave will not be wasted as you see the pictorial beauty at display in the caves. There are two chambers inside the cave. The carvings on the walls of the caves are the only known place with stone age carvings in India.
- Soochipara Waterfalls
Soochipara waterfalls is a three tiered waterfall with a height of 200m in the district of Wayanad which is also known as sentinel rock waterfall. The place offers excellent jungle trekking opportunities. Each tier offers separate viewpoints which will for sure surprise you. This secluded water beauty is a trekking destination which will calm your mind and gives you peace of mind.
Kuruvadweep is a 950 acre river delta on the Kabini river in the district of Wayanad. The island is famous for its vivid flora and fauna. The island is also home for migratory birds and contains two freshwater lakes. The island also provide features to satisfy trekking and nature lovers. The stream surrounding the island is an excellent boating site. One of the must visit trekking sites in Wayanad.
All the trekking destinations mentioned above are perfect to find the solace you are in pursuit of. You won’t be disappointed and will be rewarded with more than you wished for. Visiting Wayanad, the abode of nature’s purest beauty is always a bliss you will savor for a lifetime. The perfect and nature friendly resorts will offer the best facilities for your stay.