10 Best Trekking Places in Kerala you must visit – 2024

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As the Monsoon arrives earth starts glowing more with beautiful green fields and a cold climate. It becomes necessary to take a break from your busy schedule and spend some time with your loved ones in the lap of nature. If you love trekking or you are planning to start your trekking journey then Kerala would be the best place where you should start exploring nature, as Kerala has numerous numbers of trek you can have a look.

We have listed the Best Trekking Places in Kerala You Must Visit

1. Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking

2. Meesappulimala Trekking

3. Dhoni Hills Trekking in Kerala

4. Chembra Peak Trekking

5. Silent Valley National Park

6. Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek

7. Ramakkalmedu Peak

8. Ponmudi Trekking

9. Nelliyampathi Trekking

10. Chokramudi Trekking

1. Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking

Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking

Agasthyarkoodam is one of the highest peaks located near Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is one of the most popular trekking places in Kerala. The trekking starts from Bonacaud forest which is 50 km away from Thiruvananthapuram. It is Famous for its more than 2000 species of flora and fauna, which you will witness during the trek. The Agasthyarkoodam Peak is located at a height of 6129 feet. One can book passes for the Agasthyarkoodam trek from Kerala Forest Departments from their office in Trivandrum.

Ornithologists or bird-watchers flock here to enjoy the sight of rare birds that can only be seen in the dense forests of Kerala. While moving from the middle of the forest wild animals such as elephants and wild bulls can be seen. The difficulty level of the trek is moderate to hard because it involves crossing streams, stiff climbs, and rock faces which is not easy for normal people.

  • Best Time To Visit Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking: January to March.
  • Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking Timings: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
How to Reach Agasthyarkoodam Peak Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station- (61 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport- (165 km).
  • Nearest Bus stop: Bonacaud Bus Stop.

2. Meesappulimala Trekking

meesappulimala trekking

It is the second-highest peak in the Western Ghats with adventurous activities and a trekking trail via Rhoda valley. The trek starts from Kurungini, a small village in Kerala. The Meesappulimala trek is located at a high altitude of 8700 feet.

The trek is 8 km long from Rhoda Valley and 15 km long from the town of Munnar. The trek offers a mesmerizing experience of rainforests, wildlife at the top, and breathtaking views of meadows. A camping facility is available at the top of the mountain where you can stay overnight with refreshing air in a calm & cold environment.

  • Best Time To Visit Meesappulimala Trekking: September to March.
  • Meesappulimala Trekking Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Meesappulimala Trekking Entry Fees: INR 1150 per Person.
  • Meesappulimala Trekking Timings: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
How to Reach Meesappulimala Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station- (87 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport- (140 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Munnar Bus Stop.

3. Dhoni Hills Trekking

Dhoni Hills Trekking

Dhoni Hills is situated around 15 km from Palakkad town in Kerala. Dhoni’s name is given because a hilltop looks exactly like a boat, as a boat in Malayalam is called ‘thoni’. It takes around 3 hours to reach the peak and the height of the peak is 3937 feet. Dhoni Waterfall is the major attraction including dense forest and lush greenery. This is a beautiful Picnic spot to spend time with friends and family.

  • Best Time To Visit Dhoni Hills Trekking: October to March.
  • Dhoni Hills Trekking Temperature: 15-30°C.
  • Dhoni Hills Trekking Entry Fees: INR 100 per Person.
  • Dhoni Hills Trekking Timings: 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM.
How to Reach Dhoni Hills Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Railway Station- (54 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport- (91 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Palakkad Bus Stop.

4. Chembra Peak Trekking

Chembra Peak Trekking

Chembra Peak is located in the Wayanad District of Kerala and is the highest trek in the Wayanad range of mountains with an altitude of 6890 feet. The trek is surrounded by tea plantations, lush green valleys and hills. The trek starts from Meppadi and you need to get permission from Meppady forest officers for trekking on the Chembra Peak.

You have to pay a charge for trekking on Chembra Peak. The charge for locals is INR 500 per group of 10 People and for International tourists, it is INR 1000 per group. The trek is not advisable for the rainy season because the trail becomes slippery.

  • Best Time To Visit Chembra Peak Trekking: September to February.
  • Chembra Peak Trekking Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Chembra Peak Trekking Entry Fees: INR 500 per group for Indians and INR 1000 per group for foreigners.
  • Chembra Peak Trekking Timings: 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Entry until 02:00 PM).
How to Reach Chembra Peak Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station- (80 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport- (93 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Kalpetta Bus Stop.

5. Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park is located near Mannarkkad, Kerala. It is a wildlife trekking spot in Palakkad district is UNESCO heritage site where different kinds of exotic flora and fauna are present. Wildlife animals such as elephants, tigers, some unique bird species, butterflies, and beetles are present in this amazing Silent Valley National Park.

It is called silent because of the absence of cicadas (insects that make loud sounds). The 1.5 km long trek is at INR 400 at the entry point. But please note that the park remains closed from February to March to roam the wild animals freely.

  • Best Time To Visit Silent Valley National Park: November to March.
  • Silent Valley National Park Temperature: 20-30°C.
  • Silent Valley National Park Entry Fees: INR 50 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.
  • Silent Valley National Park Timings: 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM.
How to Reach Silent Valley National Park
  • Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Junction- (80 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport- (90 Km).
  • Nearest Bus stop: Mannarkkad Bus Stop.

6. Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek

Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek

A 3 km long trek trail of Thusharagiri waterfall form by Chalippuzha River, in the Malabar region of Kerala in Kozhikode District. There are three waterfalls in the Thusharagir trek, One is at the entrance which is around 1 km of the trek region and second one is at the middle of the trek, and the third is at the top. First Waterfall is easy to reach but for the second and third one, you have to travel through dense Forests from the muddy and slippery ground surface.

  • Best Time To Visit Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek: September to March.
  • Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek Temperature: 22-35°C.
  • Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
How to Reach Thusharagiri Waterfall Trek
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station- (50 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport- (72 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Thusharagiri Bus Stop.

7. Ramakkalmedu Peak

Ramakkalmedu Peak

Ramakkalmedu Peak has located at the Idukki border and 45 km from Thekkady. The Trek is ideal for Beginners because of the easy level trek. The peak is at an altitude of 3500 feet. Trek is famous for the panoramic view you will see from the top. Bamboo forests and grasslands are the unique attractions while climbing the Trek.

Ramakkalmedu is famous for the statue of Kuravan & Kurathi during trekking. Greenfield and refreshing air give an amazing experience with a cold climate.

  • Best Time To Visit Ramakkalmedu Peak: September to March.
  • Ramakkalmedu Peak Temperature: 15-30°C.
  • Ramakkalmedu Peak Entry Fees: INR 1150 per Person.
  • Ramakkalmedu Peak Timings: Open 24 hours.
How to Reach Ramakkalmedu Peak
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station- (73 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Madurai International Airport- (136 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Ramakkalmedu Bus Stop.

8. Ponmudi Trekking

Ponmudi Trekking

Ponmudi Trekking also known as Golden Peak Situated 60 km from Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Trekking to the stream of Seethatheertham in Ponmudi is a 4 km trekking program from Ponmudi. One more trek is available for Varyadumotta. The trek is conducted by the Kerala Forest Department and tickets for Ponmudi Trek can be bought at the check-post.

The area is pleasant and fog is spread all over the area. The altitude of of Ponmudi Trek is 3600 feet with a moderate level of difficulty. The trek is considered ideal for beginners also.

  • Best Time To Visit Ponmudi Trekking: September to March.
  • Ponmudi Trekking Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Ponmudi Trekking Entry Fees: INR 10 for Indians and INR 50 for foreigners.
  • Ponmudi Trekking Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
How to Reach Ponmudi Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station- (61 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport- (61 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Ponmudi Bus Stop.

9. Nelliyampathy Trekking

Nelliyampathy Trekking

Nelliyampathy is the most popular hill station in Palakkad district. The eye-catching lush greenery of the trail attracts tourists toward it, which becomes a must-visit place you would explore at least once time in a lifetime. Rainforests enhance the experience of the route of Nelliyampathy Hills.

  • Best Time To Visit Nelliyampathy Trekking: September to March.
  • Nelliyampathy Trekking Temperature: 15-30°C.
  • Nelliyampathy Trekking Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Nelliyampathy Trekking Timings: 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
How to Reach Nelliyampathy Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Junction- (52 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport- (120 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Nenmara Bus Stop.

10. Chokramudi Trekking

Chokramudi Trekking

Chokramudi Trekking is located in Munnar and it is one of the toughest trek to experience in Kerala. Exotic flora and fauna and Elephants are the major attractions during this trek. You have to do rock climbing to reach the peak. Chokramudi Trek is mostly preferred in the winter season because the rainy season can be dangerous to climb the trek. Chokramudi Trek is the highest peak of Munnar with an altitude of 7200 feet.

  • Best Time To Visit Chokramudi Trekking: October to March.
  • Chokramudi Trekking Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Chokramudi Trekking Entry Fees: INR 400 for Indians and INR 600 for foreigners.
  • Chokramudi Trekking Timings: Open 24 hours.
How to Reach Chokramudi Trekking
  • Nearest Railway Station: Aluva Railway Station- (120 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport- (120 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Munnar Bus Stop.
Also Read:

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FAQ’s:

Q1. Which is the toughest trek in Kerala?

Ans: Chokramudi Trekk in Munnar.

Q2. Which is the longest trekking peak in Kerala?

Ans: Meesapulimala Trek.

Q3. Which is the scariest trek in India?

Ans: Mawryngkhang Trek of Meghalaya.

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