(Last Updated on : 27-11-2014)
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in the Wayanad district
. It is a part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats
which is located adjacent to the Nilgiri Hills
in Tamil Nadu
and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district
of Kerela. Chembra Peak is popular among the trekkers, mountaineers and explorers. The lush green forest, tea
gardens and a famous lake
are the highlight of this mountain.
Location of Chembra Peak
Chembra is located near the town of Meppady. The peak is positioned at an altitude of 2100 metres above mean sea level. Chembra is situated in the west of Kalpetta at a distance of fourteen kilometres.
Attractions of Chembra Peak
The peak is one of the attractive centres of Kerala state of India
. The peak beautifully stands tall amidst the lush green forest and misty hills. While travelling towards the top, one will encounter beautiful rolling tea gardens which are a treat to the eye. There is a heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak which is a major attraction. The lake never dries up not even during the summers. The splendid beauty of Wayanad town can be seen from the top of the peak.
Trekking at Chembra Peak
Chembra offers exciting opportunities for trekking. It is suitable for one day trekking. One has to take pass from the forest office before kick-starting the trek as it is a part of the Meppadi Forest Range. If required, a guide can also be hired. Depending on the trek speed, it takes around three to four hours to reach the top of the mountain. By standing at the top one can view almost the whole of Wayanad and parts of Malappuram
, Kozhikkode and Nilgiri districts
Connectivity of Chembra Peak
The nearest railway
station is Kozhikode and the closest airport is Karipur International Airport. People can easily avail public transport as lots of buses ply between Kozhikode (aka Calicut) and Bengaluru
. People can get down at Kalpetta and catch another bus to Meppadi which is half an hour away by bus. From here, one can take the help of auto to reach the base of the trek which is about 7kms away.