Kalpetta, Kerala

In the South Indian state of Kerala's mountainous Wayanad area sits the town of Kalpetta. It serves as a starting point for hikes up Chembra Peak's lofty slopes and leads to Neelimala Viewpoint, which offers views of waterfalls and wooded valleys. Ananthanatha Swami Jain Temple, built in the traditional Dravidian architecture, is located north of the city on a mountaintop surrounded by coffee fields. Meppadi is a picturesque town with rich tea estates to the southeast.

Places to visit

  • Banasura Dam : The second-biggest earthen dam in Asia, Banasura Dam is the largest in the nation. The expansive reservoir can be seen from the top of the dam in stunning detail. A journey up to Banasura Peak is full of streams, varied flora and fauna, lush tropical greenery, and spectacular waterfalls. Adventures like speed boating are also easily accessible. The construction of an earthen dam, sometimes referred to as an embankment dam, involves piling up soil, rock, clay, or sand. From the top of the hill, you can see Banasura Lake in all its captivating beauty.
  • Distance: Banasura Dam is 20 kilometers away from Kalpetta

  • Chembra Peak : The highest peak of the Wayanad Hill Range, the Chembra Peak, rises near to Meppady and is only 8 kilometers south of Kalpetta. It is located at a height of 2000 meters above sea level. The Wayanad district as a whole, as well as a significant portion of the Kozhikode, Malappuram, and Niligiri districts, are all visible from the Chembra peak. It is a wonderland for tourists to explore because of the peak, the surrounding lush flora, and the renowned heart-shaped lake.
  • Distance: Chembra Peak is 22 kilometers away from Kalpetta

How to Reach

  • By Air - By way of routine flights, Kalpetta is not well connected to other significant cities in the nation. Calicut has the closest airport, which is 55 kilometers away.
  • By Train - There are no consistent trains running to Kalpetta from other significant cities in the nation. Kozhikode, 51 kilometers away, is home to the closest railway station.

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