Chembra peak- Off beat Indian destination for trekking
Type of destination: Hillstation / forest
Location: Kerala, India
Chembra Peak is one of the highest peak in the Western Ghats and the highest peak in Wayanad hills, in South India. It is at 2,100 m above sea level. The heart shaped lake at the top of the peak is a sight to cherish life long. It is Eight kilometer south of Kalpetta .
- Kalpetta was under the rule of Western Ganga dynasty until AD930
- Through ages this region fell into the rule of Hoysala Empire, Vijayanagara Empire, and Kingdom of Mysore.
- Pazhassi Raja was the next to rule the region
- Kalpetta became the headquarters when Wayanad district ( in Kerala State) was formed on 1 November 1980.
Activities for tourists
- Trek to the peak
- Enjoy the beauty of Hridayasaras ( Heart shaped lake)
- Visit Karapuzha Dam
- Visit Kanthanpara waterfalls
- Visit Soochipara waterfalls
How to reach there
Kozhikode ( Calicut) airport is the nearest airport 102 kms away. It has flights to Delhi, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai. Muscut, Doha, Bangalore
Kozhikode ( Calicut) railway station is the nearest railway station 90 kms away.It is one of the major railway stations in Kerala with trains connecting the city to other major cities in India such as Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam, Mangalore, Jammu Tawi, Goa, Ernakulam ( Kochi) and so forth.
Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents
- Vythiri ( 28 kms away)
- Kozhikode ( 90 kms away)
- Ooty ( 118 kms away)
- Mudumalai National Park ( 74 kms away)
- Edakkal caves ( 38kms away)
Some hotels in Chembra for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
Akan Hotels Wayanad http://www.akanhotels.com/
Rippon Heritage Bungalow http://www.theteatours.in/
Wayanad Lake View Retreat http://www.wayanadlakeviewretreat.com/
Hilton cloud resort wayanadhttps://hilton-cloud-resort.kerala-hotels.net/en/
Kallat British Resort http://kallatbritishresort.com/
Photo courtesy : By Premdasan – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59827726