Chembra Hill Station

Posted Date: 12 Sep 2010      Author: Roshan Salim Profile photo   Member Level: Gold (Rs 40)

This article is all about Chembra Hill Station of Wayanad.

About Chembra Peak

Chembra peak is one of the highest peaks in Wayanad. It is also an exotic tourist destination. Wayanad is only 2000 feets above sea level and we have to travel another 2500 feets from Wayanad to raech Chembra. The journey to this peak amidst of the lush green grasslands will surely be a rare experience. Chembra peak is a must see destination for the tourist coming to Wayanad. Chembra offers you a spectacular natural beauty.

Tourism in Chembra

There is a beautiful lake called ‘Love Lake’ which is lying above Chembra Mountain. It was the Britishers who described the lake as a love lake. From the olden times itself, there were many tourists who visit this lake to spend their leisure time. Tourists also used to stay near the banks of this lake enjoying the scenic beauty of nature. We can also see entire Wayanad from the top of Chembra peak.

The journey to Chembra itself is an amazing feeling of rich biodiversity of Chembra Mountains. There are many rocky features and slopes which makes it an adventurous journey. One has to rest between the huge rocks or some tree shades while their journey and need to take a new breath from the pure natural surroundings. It is a perfect place for the tourists who need to be away from the noisy city and wants to absorb the beauty of nature. There is also scope for trekking here.
Trekking Fee: Rs.500
Video Camera: Rs.200
Camera only: Rs.25

The Way to Chembra

One has to travel 7 kms from Mappadi ( a place in Wayanad) between the beautiful tea plantations to reach Chembra. In order to reach the Love Lake it needs a 3 hours journey again. The peak is situated 18 kms away from Kalpetta. It is 42 kms away from Sulthan Batheri and 52 kms away from Mananthavadi. The vehicles need a turn to Chembra Estate from Meppadi. This journey needs special permission from Forest department of Chembra. The Chembra forest protection office provide you a pass and a guide to assist you.

Accommodation facilities

There are many hotels, resorts and stay rooms available in Meppadi and Kalpetta. Some of them are:
1. Hotel New Paris, Kalpetta, 04936 282489
2. Aranya Hotel, 04936 280261
3. Hotel Glinora, 04936 217550
4. Meenmutti Heights, 9349892255
5. City Tourist Home, 04936 288422

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