Wayanad Outdoor Trail

The hills, rocks and valleys which contribute to the very unique terrain of Wayanad provide for exceptional adventure experiences. Mountains and forests intersperse to create numerous outback trails, trekking routes and opportunities for other adventure sports. With vast areas still unexplored, Wayanad is truly an adventurescape waiting to be discovered!

1. Chembra Peak

At 2100 metres, the spectacular Chembra Peak located towards the southern part of Wayanad is the tallest summit in the region. Climbing this peak is a challenging mountaineering endeavour and would take a full day.
The surrounding areas offer exceptional photo opportunities. Camping on the peak is a unforgettable experience.

Distance:
Kalpetta:17kms. Sultan Bathery:42kms

2. Neelimala View Point

Neelimala is an excellent venue for trekking with lots of stimulating trails. The summit of this hill affords a great view of the cascading Meenmutty falls and the beautiful valley in it’s foreground.

Distance:
Kalpetta:27kms. Sultan Bathery:26kms.

3. Meenmutty Falls

A interesting 2 km jungle trek off the main Ooty Road, Meenmutty is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad.
A unique feature is that water drops about 300 metres over three stages.

Distance:
Kalpetta:29kms. Sultan Bathery:28kms

4. Chethalayam Falls

Chethalayam is one of Wayanad’s smaller waterfalls. It’s surroundings offer a number of vantage points for bird-watching.
It is also popular with trekking enthusiasts

Distance: 
Kalpetta:37kms, Sulthan Bathery:12kms., Mananthavadi : 54 kms.

5. Pakshipathalam

Located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills at an altitude of more than 1700 mtrs, Pakshipathalam is a formation of large boulders, some as tall as two storey buildings.

The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants.

The journey involves an arduous 7 km. trek through thick forest commencing at Thirunelli. (Special permission required from DFO- North Wayanad at Mananthavady).

Distance:
Kalpetta:71 kms. Sulthan Bathery : 78 kms. Mananthavadi:36 kms.

5. Banasura Sagar Dam

Considered to be the largest earth dam in India, the Banasura project precincts are an ideal starting point for treks to the Banasura Peak. An interesting feature is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas.

Distance:
Kalpetta:24 kms. Manathavadi: 34 km