Standing at 6730 feet above the sea level, the Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, and one of its most sought after trekking spots. It is part of the Wayanad range of the Western Ghats, and is located 8km south of Kalpetta. Trekking to the top can take up to 2 hours. One of the major attractions here is the heart shaped lake located on the last stretch to the peak. Trekking at Chembra Peak requires permission from the Forest Department office at Meppadi. The Chembra Peak area is also home to a wide variety of orchids and other flowering plants, making it a great location for a scenic nature walk. Getting there:- 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. The trek to the top takes 3 hours, and one can see almost the whole of Wayanad. Chembra is located in Meppadi (Meppady) Panchayath, 11 km (7 mi) off NH212 (Kollegal - Mysore - Kozhikode). For people who prefer public transport, KSRTC (both Kerala & Karnataka) and a lot of private companies operate overnight deluxe buses between Kozhikode (aka Calicut) and Bengaluru. People taking buses can get down at Kalpetta and catch another bus to Meppadi. Meppadi is 10 km from Chundale, in the SH29, connecting Chundale to Ooty. Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 79 km Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 92 km
Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
Distance 15.42 km apart.
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