CHEMBRA PEAK- CHALLENGING CHANCE

 

Chembra peak stands around 2o00 meters above the sea level and is part of the Meppadi Forest Range in Waynad District. You can have permission from the Forest Range Office at Meppadi for the trek. An half an hour drive from Meppadi through lush greenery of tea estates will lead the travellers to the three-storeyed forest watch tower on the foot hills of the peak.

From here it is three km trek to reach the top. It will take 1-2 hour of strenuous trek to reach the central point of the peak from the watch tower.

At the zenith there is a heart-shaped perennial lake called "Hridaya sarassu" interminkled with grasslands

Pure natural drinking water is available from the nearby natural springs even at the height of summer.

It is believed that, a hundred years ago, the British planters met here every evening to play golf. The planters laid out a golf course, put up a small rest house and a stable to keep their horse. The relics of the rest house and the vestiges of the road they used to ride their horse-carts are visible even now.

Here, on the pinnacle of the peak, the nature reveals the picturesque beauty of the virgin sholay forest intermingled with green grasslands at both sides.

Most parts of the district is visible from here. The town of Kalpetta, the snow-covered peaks of the Neelgiri ranges and the lush greenery of Nilambur forest range in Malappuram district… an alluring experience for travellers.

You may travelled to all important tourist destinations in Kerala, but the view from the pinnacle, especially that of hridaya sarassu simply superb. 

Around 200 treckers from different parts of the country enjoying this precious natural beauty each day

Enjoy the opportunity...dont miss it

 

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