Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

Eight kilometers south of Kalpetta, near the town of Meppady, lays the highest peak in Wayanad, the Chembra Peak at 2,100 meters above sea level. The Chembra peak adjoins Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode. You can walk from the town of Meppady to reach the peak.

The peak is visible from almost all parts of Wayanad. This place is an ideal destination for trekking activities. You have to take prior permission from the Meppady forest office before going for a trek at Chembra Peak. The forest office will be open on all days. Overnight camping is not allowed at Chembra peak as there is a threat from lurking wild animals.

It will take at least three hours to reach the top point of the Chembra peak. On the way to this peak, you can sight a heart-shaped lake, which is said to have never dried up. It is one of the topmost attractions of this peak. This lake is known as 'Hridhayathadakam,"which literally translates to a heart-shaped lake.

From the peak, you can see the whole of Wayanad as well as the Kozhikode, Malappuram, and the Niligiri districts. The enthralling beauty of Mother Nature here is simply amazing. There are numerous peaks nearby Chambra Peak but it is difficult to climb those, as they are covered with dense forests. The Chembra Peak is worth visiting all year round but it is advisable to avoid it during the rainy seasons, as the descent can be quite slippery.