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Best Five Trekking Excursions in Kerala

October 01, 2015

If you are a nature lover and want to spend time in nature’s lap, planning a holiday in Kerala is one of the best options for you. Holidays in Kerala offer so much to all kinds of tourists-be it beach lovers, freaks wanting to explore jungles, etc. For trekkers, Kerala has many attractions such as the rock strewn mountains and grasslands. Trekking is excitement and escapade filled and when it is practiced in Kerala’s tour, contentment becomes unmatchable. Frisking in the thrilling waterfall, revitalizing amidst its hill stations or mountaineering along its breathtaking trekking trails and boating in the peaceful glittering backwaters are the things that make trekking an unforgettable experience during holidays in Kerala. Destinations that can be included in best five excursions to enjoy trekking in Kerala are:

Pythal Mala: A hill station located in the district Kannur, Pythal Mala is covered with dense forests. It is 1372km above the sea-level and is a part of the Western Ghats. There exists 500 acres of mountain range covered with a wide variety of flora and fauna. For trekkers, it is something like a six kilometer trip to the hilltop from where there is an amazing viewpoint of the plantation centre in Kappimala and the valleys of Pythal Mala. It provides the experience of calmness in nature.

Chimmini: Chimmini is the wildlife sanctuary established in 1984 and covered with the tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen and humid deciduous forests. Punda Peak is the highest point here. In Chimmini, trekking programs are organized by the Forest Department. One full day is required to trek in the woods of Chimmini. October to March is the best time to trek here.

Agastyarkoodam Peak: It is a fabulous peak in the Western Ghats that mount to a splendid height of about 1868m in the shape of a pointed cone. It is reachable only on foot. Trekking is of 61kms from Bonacaud, and 32kms from Neyyar Dam. According to a belief, the peak was the dwelling of sagacious Agasthya, who was a complete bachelor. Therefore, the aborigines detest the presence of women on the hill. Women are not permitted on the crest.

Munnar: A well-known hill station of Kerela, Munnar has the highest peak of South India- Anamudi Hills, a 2695m giant. Pleasant view generated due to the blanketing of Neelakurinji, a blue-colored exotic flower which blossoms once in twelve years, makes trekking a delight. There is a requirement of prior permission from the forest department before trekking in Anamudi. Munnar is a place with plentiful flora so it opens up multitude opportunities to discover the fascinating aspects of nature.

Chembra Peak: The highest peak of Mepaddy, a trek to Chembra Peak is of 6890ft and the challenges involved are something that an adventurous trekker on a Kerela holiday tour can’t resist. Prior permission from Forest range officer, Mepaddy, is needed before trekking in Chembra. The beautiful scenery of the district which comprises hills, rocks and valleys can be enjoyed the most from Chembra peak. You can also view the silver coatings of streams among the chunky greenery.

Authors Bio: Sarsjh Patrick is a traveler and hiker from London. She has explored numerous destinations across the world and loves to share her knowledge and travel experience through her writings. Currently, she is sharing her views on trekking excursions in Kerala (India), which can be explored during Kerala Holidays Trip .

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