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Trekking in Kerala


If you are looking for quite different experience, some more adventures and sports then undoubtedly trekking in Kerala is the best idea. Kerala is the heaven destination for trekking, ornamented with numerous mountains and valleys. The rich tropical divisions of the state with lush green vegetations, and flourished grasslands provide the perfect locations for trekking not only in India but also of the world. The wonderful adventure of trekking will not only fill you with thrill but also pump up your adrenalin rush. The peaceful surroundings will breeze you with complete refreshment.

Some of the most happening destinations for trekking in Kerala are:
Agastyakoodam Peak:
Agastyakoodam Peak is a splendid peak situated 61 km from Thiruvananthapuram, in the Western Ghats. It is located at the spectacular height of 1868 m above the sea level, which provides an appropriate location for trekking in Kerala. It is believed that the name of the peak is after the name of a great Indian Saint Agastya, who was the confirmed bachelor. This is why women are not allowed to peak up the hill. The shape of the hill is just like a sharp cone, whose magnificent slopes provide the breathtaking views. Also the region is the hub of rare herbs and medicinal plants. The rare blue flowers of Neelakurinji are only found here, which bloom only once in twelve years. The place is not navigable, hence one can only visit it after getting the permission passes from the Forest Department of Thiruvananthapuram. The ideal time of trekking here is between the months of December to April.

Pythal Mala:
Pythal Mala is a wonderful hill station located 65 km from Kannur district, nearby the Kerala-Karnataka border. Set amidst at an altitude of 4500 ft above the see level, it provides the 6 km trek till the top of the hill. Blessed with rich varieties of flora and fauna, the place is rather being developed as a hill resort. Also here a zoo is supposed to be set up at the top pf the hill. The sharp and sloppy hills make the trek quite challenging and adventurous.

Chembra Peak:
Chembra Peak is situated 14 km west of Kalpetta, in the district of Wayanad. Located at an altitude of 2100 m it is the highest peak of Wayanad. The slopes of the hill are covered with the green carpet of tea plantation. At the top of the hill the beautiful lake provides a heaven like view. The rich flora and fauna of the territory make the trek more alive. As the trek here is bit risky, hence if you are not experienced then you should take the help of localites or or the professional trekkers.