peak: Trekking to the Chembra peak is one of the thoughest
tourist endeavours. Chembra peak is the highest peak in
Wayanad at 2100m. above mean sea level. It is14 kms. west
of Kalpetta. Trekking to the top of this peak takes almost
a day. Tourists can also stay one or two days at the top
of the peak in temporary camps. (Please let us know if
you would like to camp here in advance so that we can
make necessary arrangements for sleeping bags, canvass
huts and permission from forest department and District
Tourism Promotion Council) The scenic beauty of Wayanad
which is visible from the top of Chembra is very challenging
and thrilling. The blue eyed water in the lake at the
top of the hill never dries up even in the peak of summer.
All along the steep and slippery way to the top of the
hill, the whispering of the flowing spring which sprouts
from the top of the hill accompanies the tourist. If he
is fortunate enough, on his way he may come across a passing
wild beast, may be a leopard who may instantly hide behind
the bushes. Camping in the night with camp fire and sleeping
bags at the top of the peak in shivering cold is everlasting
experience. Only for die hard trekkers.
Pakshipathalam in Bramha Giri hills at Thirunelly is a challenging
tourist spot. It is 7 kms. north-east of Thirunelly temple
and is situated 1740m. above mean sea level. To reach 'Pakshipathalam',
17 kms. have to be covered through wild forest. The deep
rock caves formed among the thick blocks of rocks at the
northern top end of the Brahmagiri is the abode of various
birds and wild beasts. To go to 'Pakshipathalam' special
permission has to be obtained from forest department. Lucky
guests will get to encounter elephants on the way to Pakhipathalam.
Bisons, elephants and deer are a common site. Only meant
for physically fit and real adventure seeking hearts
Water Fall: 12 kms. east of Meppadi. Water falls to
a depth of more than 500m. in 3 steps. This a refreshing
scene to any tourists. To reach this fall, a tourist has
to trek down steep hills through jungle. For the adventure
seeking but light trekking experience
Water Fall: Beautiful water fall of about 30m. in
height, 8 km east of Meppadi and 12 kms. south-east of
Kalpetta. A leisure trek.
Waterfalls: 12 kms from Sulthan Bathery on the Pulpalli
Main Road, is located this astounding waterfall. For a
glimpse of this lovely waterfall, one has to trek a distance
of around 4 kms from Chethalayam
Ghat Pass It is the Gate Way of Wayanad above the
Thamarassery Ghat Pass of western ghat, at an elevation
of 700m above mean sea level. Deep valley to the south
with winding roads through thick forest attract many.
Just 3 Kms from the resort, guests can try a trek through
the ghat pass which is long but not very tedious. The
whole distance pass is a stretch of 14kms.
Waterfalls Soochipara Waterfalls is another beautiful
water fall in Wayanad. Waterfall can be seen from a far
which is a beautiful view. To reach the waterfall, one
has to trek down 2kms through dense equitorial forest
over steep rocks.
Caves: Edakkal caves cosits of two caves located at
a height of 1000 m on Ambukutty Mala near Ambalavayal.
The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls of these
natural caves at Edakkal are evidence of the civilisation
that existed in these regions in prehistoric times. The
caves can be accessed only by a 1 km trekking trail from
Edakkal. Morning hours are the best time to visit the
caves. Entry is permitted only up to 1700 hrs. A must
Wayanad has a rich diversity of forests all around.
Forests at Wayanad forms an integral part of Nilgiri biosphere
Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary in Karnataka state
extends over an area of 643.39 sq km. The park houses
diverse species of plant and animal life. One of the thickest
forest with thick animal population. Nagarhole boasts
of maximum number of Tigers in South India. Visiting time:
0600 - 0800 hrs and 1500 -1730 hrs.
Wildlife Sancturary: This is an extension of Nagarhole
wildlife sanctury. Situated at the Karnataka border, a
trip down to the park itself is an experience. Animals
migrate from Nagarhole to this forest with the onset of
summer heat and stay here till monsoon. Encouters with
charging elephants is an experience.
Wildlife Sanctuary: Established in 1973, the Wayanad
Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area
network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the
northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast.
Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part
of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established
with the specific objective of conserving the biological
heritage of the region. The sanctuary is very rich in
flora and fauna. The management lays emphasis on scientific
conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle
of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest
Wildlife Sanctury: Another wildlife park at Wayanad.
Eventhough small, has a rich variety of animals and birds
here. This not often visited by public and hence has the
wild in its real form.
wildlife sanctury: This wildlife sanctury is a part
of Karnataka which borders Wayanad. This wildlife sanctury
has surprisingly good animail sighting because the forest
is dry and not very thick. This forest is rich in bird
population. An ideal location for a serious bird watcher.
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