Chembra Peak: If you love to have an adventure trip,
then Chembra Peak in Wayanad, will be one of the perfect destination for you in Kerala. Eight kilometer south of Kalpetta, lays the highest peak in Wayanad, the Chembra Peak (2,100 m). Chembra peak adjoins Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode.
From Meppady town you can reach the peak through walking.
The peak is visible from almost all parts of Wayanad. This place is an ideal destination for trekking activities.
You have to take prior permission from the Meppady forest office before going for a trek at Chembra Peak. With permission from the Forest Department, one-day treks and two-day wildlife treks are possible.
It will take at least three hours to reach the top point of Chembra peak. On the way to this peak, you can sight a heart shaped lake known as ‘hridhayathadakam’, which is said to have never dried up. It is one of the topmost attractions of this peak.
From the top of the peak, you will get wondered by seeing the whole Wayanad. You can also sight Kozhikode, Malappuram and Niligiri districts from here. You will get amazed with the enthralling beauty of the nature here. There are numerous peaks nearby Chambra peak. But it is difficult to climb into those, as they are covered with dense forests. The trekking charges for a group of 10 members to Chembra peak, is Rs.500 and for international tourists the amount is Rs.1000 for a group.
Chembra Peak is worth visiting all year around. But it might be good, if you avoid the place on rainy season, as the steep rocks can be quite slippery during heavy monsoon seasons.