Kerala is considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in southern India. The abundance of dense forests, high mountains, tranquil backwaters and other such natural treats make this state a perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of adventure activities. From camping in the forests to trekking along unfamiliar mountain trails and wildlife tours, you can choose from an almost endless number of options to satiate you thirst for adventure. Each of these adrenaline-driven activities is sure to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated to face the challenges of life with greater confidence and zeal. Given are the details of some such activities to be enjoyed in Kerala.
Tholpetty- Thirunelli – Kuruva Island Adventure Outing
This is one adventure activity that every hardcore nature lover should take part in. The day long activity is carried out mainly in Thirunelly, a small village located at the base of the Brahmagiri Hills in Wayanad district. The activity will provide you various opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the Nilgiri biosphere. You will not only be able to take pleasure in wildlife sighting and bird watching but will also get to observe the life of the tribal people living in the region from close quarters. Although the trip can be taken every day, the best time to do so is between June and November.
Jeep Safaris In Wayanad
Wayanad is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural retreats in Kerala. The rich scenic beauty, the unique terrain and climate and the diversity of flora and fauna, make it a favorite destination for people seeking a refreshing break from their stressful lives. When you choose to participate in the jeep safaris in Wayanad, you can be sure to enjoy a great adventure that will leave you with exciting memories. The time spent in the wilderness, surrounded by the mysterious sounds and sights is a thrilling experience. Add to it the fun of spotting an elephant or tiger and the trip becomes rewarding enough.
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Pakshipathalam Hike, Village Visit
Pakshipathalam is a part of the Brahmagiri Hills in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Known as the abode of numerous species of birds, this hill is accessible only through a trekking trail. Undertaking this trip provides you with an opportunity to enjoy the views of virgin forests, water gushing in streams and the awe-inspiring sight of rolling hills. But most importantly, you can watch some rare species of birds, especially the bats in their natural habitats. The day long excursion offers a great opportunity to feel relaxed and refreshed amidst the majestic natural beauty that has a soothing effect on your mind and body.
Mathunga Nature Trail
The Mathunga National Park, which is also popular by the name of Wayanad National Park is a great destination to spend time amidst the beauty of nature. The area is home to diverse species of wild animals including sloth bear, spotted dear, tiger, panthers, wild pigs and bisons etc. It is also a special Project Elephant site and is known for the presence of these animals in large numbers. You can enjoy a guided walking tour along the nature trails in the dense forest besides taking pleasure in bird watching. You will also visit a local village and a plantation during the day long trip.
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Trekking And Camping In Shola National Park
Despite being the smallest national park in Kerala, the Pampadum Shola National Park is a biodiversity hotspot that features a wide variety of extremely rare flora and fauna. The forests feature various natural trails that provide and amazing view of the region. You can enjoy a tryst with nature at its best as you trek along these trials, even though the trekking in this region is to be enjoyed only as sport. The experience of jungle camping in the Shola National Park is also unique as you get to spend time in the lap of dense forests and enjoy the sights and sounds that surround you.
Chembra Peak Trek
The Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad and is one of best trekking destinations in the region. You can trail leading to the peak situated at a height of 2100 m above sea level, is surrounded by soothing natural beauty. The greatest highlight of the trail is the heart shaped lake that is believed to have never dried up. You can also enjoy the sights of the various species of birds that are found in abundance in this region. The enthralling beauty of the region is sure to leave you amazed and you will find the entire trip truly relaxing and refreshing.
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Jungle Camping In Chinnar
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary located in the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats is well known for the various eco-tourism activities that can be enjoyed here. The most popular of these is the activity of jungle camping which provides you with an opportunity to the experience of spending time in protected forests and diverse wildlife. The camping is carried out in a secure area to prevent any mishap and under the guidance of a professional naturalist. You can also experience the ecological diversity of the region quite closely, which is sure to leave you wondering about the ability of nature to create new surprises at every step.
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Tahr Mountain Adventure Camps
The Tahr Mountain adventure camps provide you an opportunity to enjoy life in the open grasslands bordered by forests. The cool winds carrying the aroma of the spices from the plantations located at the foothill of the mountain please your very senses. You can enjoy bird watching or take a guided stroll into the surrounding forests to revel in the beauty of natural diversity. The calm and serene environments help to relax your tension and rejuvenate with new life and energy. This day long activity is the perfect choice if you want to unwind in a fun filled and exciting manner amidst various natural treats.
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Rhodo Valley Trek And Tent Camping
Rhodo Valley is a relatively unexplored trekking destination in Munnar that offers a majestic view of countless Rhododendron flowers. The area is also famous for being home to a various endemic species, many of which are endangered. Trekking and camping at the Rhodo Valley is simply the perfect choice if you enjoy spending time amidst raw nature. You might even enjoy the view of the clouds surrounding you on all sides as you trek along the various trails that are surrounded by lush green forests and grasslands. The trip proves to be a relaxing and educating experience as you get an opportunity to observe nature at its best.
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West Ridge Trekking And Tent Camping
This is an exciting adventure activity that enables you to enjoy both trekking and camping in the wilderness. The trekking trail leads to the famous Tahr Mountain adventure camp and passes through a variety of landscapes providing you the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of nature. The relatively easy difficulty level of the trek ensures that you do not have to possess any prior experience of trekking. The amazing sights that you see on your way up the Tahr Mountain leave you excited and refreshed. You wake up to the mesmerizing view of the rising sun and the birds chirping away in the early morning.
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