I was casually going through places near Wayanad in Kerala to check for places for our next trip and I saw a beautiful pic of a lake enroute to some peak. Checked on the net and found this amazing place is a lake enroute to Chembra Peak in Wayanad.
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad at 6,900 ft above sea level.It is located near the town of Meppady and
is 8 km off Kalpetta and is accessible by foot from Meppady.Chembra is located in Meppadi (Meppady), 11 km off NH212 (Kollegal - Mysore - Kozhikode). People taking buses can get down at Kalpetta and catch another bus to Meppadi.It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala.Trekking equipments can be hired from the District Tourism Promotion Council.
Permission from the forest office in Meppady is required for trekking up to Chembra Peak.One can reach the forest office, from where a pass has to be acquired to trek the mountain. Also services of a guide can be availed, which might be very useful. A heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak is a major tourist attraction. The lake is believed to have never dried up.A walk around the lake can be really refreshing or you can pitch your tent and stay overnight. After getting to the lake you need to trek for about a km or two of dense trees to reach the top.
The Heart Shaped Lake enroute to the Chembra Peak
The trek to the top takes 3 hours and one can see almost the whole of Wayanad and parts of Malappuram, Kozhikkode and Nilgiri districts.Blessed with natural beauty, a trek along the slopes of this hill will provide you an opportunity to witness unprecedented natural beauty.It takes a maximum of three hours for even a leisurely paced trekker to reach the peak.The descent from the peak is slippery.This 8km trek would be completed within 8 hours.Ideal season to visit would be between September and February
So Guys pack you bags and head straight to Chembra Peak to have a thrilling experience of nature and trek all in one..