Trekking in Kerala

For People who are a nature lover,Kerala tour can be a great experience for you, where they can spend the day jungle trekking and camping in the deep down forests of Kerala. The Rocky Mountains and grasslands of Kerala are the best place to go for trekking. The Tourism Department of Government of Kerala, allows trekking only in certain areas of Kerala which include Munnar, Periyar, Chinnar and Parambikulam. While on Kerala tour, you can also enjoy a jungle safari to the deep tropical forests of Kerala. It claims of several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks and thus, offers exciting opportunities to see the exotic wildlife. You can enjoy wildlife adventure in the forms of jeep safari, jungle trekking, elephant safari, tiger trail, bamboo rafting and wilds camps. The jungles of Thekkady and Periyar are the best places to enjoy these activities at its best.

Top Trekking Destinations in Kerala

Kerala Offers some of the most mesmerizing destination to quench your thirst of Trekking in the lap of the nature. Some of the most amazing destination to trek in Kerala are –

  1. Chembra Peaks
  2. Ponmudi
  3. Agasthyakoodam
  4. Devikulam
  5. Rajmala Hills
  6. Anamudi Peaks
  7. Periyar
  8. Vagamon

Jungle trekking in Kerala will be an awesome experience if a traveler start exploring this state from Thattekkad. Having over 275 species in it the jungle is a small area of this place, where most of them endemics, Thattekkad offers an exotic view into the world of birding in Kerala. In between the jungle you can find the longest river in Kerala, river Periyar, flows through Thattekkad. Beside its banks, the bird’s flight in their thousands and the cool atmosphere is the ultimate gift for the bird watcher. This is the perfect place to get in touch with nature and witness natural beauty in all its unspoiled glory as well as the birds in their brilliance. Thattekkad is located at the foothills of the Western Ghats and about an hour drive from Kochi. Thattekkad extends wide variety of activities including rainforest walks, kayaking in river Periyar, plantation walk etc. Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. You can lookout for endless expanse of tea plantations on the calm valleys and mountains- some mysterious species of flora and fauna in wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – yes! Munnar has all these and more. It is the best experience for wildlife lovers.

You can enjoy few hours of trekking in the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. In Kerala you also get a perfect opportunity to spot the wild animals like elephants, sambar and deer. You can also enjoy trekking to the peaks of interesting places like Wayanad and Chembra. While in the hills of Munnar, you get an opportunity to enjoy various jungle treks including one to Meeshapulimala.

Trekking in Munnar

Photo Credit - Rob Smith

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