Vayal Nadu which means the land of paddy fields is popularly called Waynad. Nestled in the western ghats, it is a hill with a soothing climate all around the year. Dense forests, lush green-carpeted mountains, and hills, cascading waterfalls, gushing streams are what Waynad is all about. It is a famous tourist destination which has something for everyone! Adventurists come here for the treks and camping in the caves while families and friends come here to just relax in nature. It has a plethora of flora and fauna.
Waynad is known for its tourist destinations like Meenmutty, Soochipara falls, Edakkal caves, and the Banasura Sagar Dam. Wayanad is also known for many treks like Brahmagiri, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves Trek, Banasura Peak, Thusharagiri, and many more exciting peaks! The Brahmagiri Trek has some bewitching views. The peak is 1608 m high and it takes more than 3 hours to reach the top. But every time you feel tired, all you must do is look up at the peaks around you! Plan the Unplanned is here to take you to the Brahmagiri peak with at most enthusiasm.
Following are the pick-up points & timings:
Wake up to the bus winding down the roads of the Western Ghats. Along the sides of the road is a dense green forest, occasional streams and small falls. We will reach our homestay and freshen up. Enjoy enough of the delicious Kerala cuisine breakfast to fuel you through the day.
The trek begins from the Forest department shed at Thirunelli and is a 10 km long and beautiful walk. The first three kilometers are along a thick forest with the smell of fresh dung attesting to be the home of elephant herds. After walking through the dense forest, it clears up, opening to grasslands and view of adjacent peaks. There are three hills constituting Brahmagiri. Everywhere there is lush greenery and the sun plays hide and seek behind the clouds. A steep climb onto the peak onto a wide flat area gently sloping upwards will lead you to the peak. All the exhaustion will be taken away by the gorgeous views all around you. As Waynad is close to the Karnataka border you can see the stunning landscapes of Karnataka as well as Kerala.
Once the lunch with a view is done and eyes are sore because of the beauty in front of it, you will make your way back down. The descent is a little challenging but what’s a trek without a little challenge, right?
We will reach back down by evening and head back to the homestay. Freshen up and come out for snacks as well as an evening filled with games. After dinner, warm up around the bonfire (if the weather permits) and share stories. Sleepaway the exhaustion!
You can wake up and laze around a bit or go on a short walk in nature before having breakfast and packing up to leave. Today is going to be a road trip plus a visit to the Palchuram waterfalls. Wayanad is known for its cascading waterfalls and Palchuram is a quietly hidden waterfall in between the forests.
Located on the border between Wayanad and Kannur, Palchurma falls is a four-step cascade waterfall making its way through the dense forests of the Western Ghats. To reach the falls, one must undertake a challenging trek through winding forest trails and huge boulders that make for an exhilarating experience. The trek difficulty increases with each tier of the waterfall with trekkers having to make their way up vertical rock faces and steep inclines at several spots. However, with several natural pools at each tier, Palchuram falls lets you experience its white frothy cascade first hand for a refreshing break from the arduous trek. It’s also possible to stand directly under its gushing waters that make for a thrilling albeit painful affair. However, exercise extreme caution while maneuvering over slippery rocks. Remote and far away from any kind of civilization, find yourself amidst pristine wilderness on this breathtaking trek to Palchuram falls as part of our Wayanad itinerary.
Filled with flora, fauna, stunning views and waterfalls Wayand is a perfect weekend getaway!
Join us at Plan the Unplanned to check Brahmagiri off your checklist and we will add along amazing memories to go along with it!
The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.
Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:
Croma Store, Sony World Signal
Trinity Circle Metro Station
Yeshwanthpur Metro Station
Goraguntepalya Metro Station
Nayanadahalli Metro Station
Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.
Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
|Intimation Period*||Cancellation Fee**|
|10 days or more||15% of the total invoice value|
|Between 5-10 days||50% of the total invoice value|
|Between 0- 10 days||100 % of the total invoice value|
- *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
- **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
If Plan The Unplanned cancels the trek due to limited/no bookings for the trek, we shall offer a full refund and the same shall be credited to the original mode of payment within 7 days from the date of initiation of refund.
In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, the announcement of a lockdown Plan The Unplanned shall issue a 50% refund of the overall amount and remaining 50% shall be given as a VOUCHER to use it in the future.
Trek Amount is Rs 100, Rs 50 shall be refunded back to your account and trek voucher of Rs 50 shall be given to be used anytime in future.