trekking in wayanad

Top 5 places to Trek in Wayanad!

Want to experience the awesomeness of hilly locations? Come to Wayanad where you can experience the inexperienced feel of a hilly region that is different from the regular charm of Hill Stations. You will be excited to trek across the non-linear routes along Wayanad. There are small trails across which you will go on in your treks that will take hardly a day.

There are a lot of resorts in Wayanad where you can make your stay comfortable. Although it takes hardly a few hours to trek across the Wayanad trails, you will be met with challenging surprises en-route. As we have already discussed the routes are of varying dimensions with gentle and rough slopes appearing along the trails, you will need ample of experience to trek your way.

Here are the 5 most popular places for trekking in Wayanad

1. Trekking Across Chembra Peak


This is the best place where you can explore your passion to trek along the tallest of the Wayanad hills that is at a height of 6,900 feet. This is a popular choice for trekking among adventurists travelling across Wayanad. It is safe and also guides are always keeping a close watch at amateurs from a close distance. Tourists can acquire trekking equipments on rent.


You will be met with a feast of green meadows while you trek towards the Chembra peak. The slopes at the feet of the peak are quite steep which takes a different shape as the trekker moves upwards. The trekker treks across 7 hills before he finally reaches Chembra and usually it takes around 3 hours if the trekker is an expert. The popular Hridaya Saras is located along Chembra where you can camp at night. September to February is among the best seasons to visit Chembra and the trek distance is just 9 kms.

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2. Trekking across Pakshipathalam

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Located at a distance of 1,740 kms above the sea level and is one among the challenging spots for tourists across Wayanad who are looking for some adventure and fun. You will be met with deep caves, thick rock blocks and wild forests during the trek. You can reach the top after travelling 16 kms. The Brahmagiri hills are located near to Pakshipathalam and are one of the most interesting places to visit. The climate is moderate and the best season for trekking is from November to April.

3. Trekking across Banasura

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You will trek across to reach Banasura Hill, which is the second highest mountain in Wayanad. The trekking route is quite mystic and a bit difficult to trek through. It is located at an elevation of 6,801 feet. The hill gets its name from the mythological character Banasura. On your trek you will be met with knee high weeds, steep slopes and rocks that block the path. Once you reach the top you will be amazed at the sight of the Banasura sagar dam and the mystic mountains deep down. October to May is the best time to visit.

4. Trekking across Brahmagiri Peak

Brahmagiri Peak Trekking

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This is one of the most picturesque views of nature’s artistic present to Wayanad. On your trek you will come across little streams all along the way that is beautiful. Don’t forget to carry your camera along so that you do not miss out the beauty of the land. The best time to visit is from November to February and the climate is quite moderate.

5. Trekking across Thusharagiri

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This is one of the most popular trekking places in Wayanad and has been attracting tourists from all over the world for a long time now. You will meet some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls here and you will be greeted with the beautiful tone of the falls as you near the hills. A large number of tourists enjoy the beauty of Thusharagiri as it is the best place for sightseeing, adventure sports and trekking. There are around 5 waterfalls in Thusharagiri and the best time to visit the place is from September to February.

If you are really passionate about trekking you cannot miss these beautiful trekking adventures that Wayanad has to offer. While you are on your trekking expedition you can make your stay comfortable at some of the best resorts in Wayanad.