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Camp Away From The Crowd In Kerala At These Sites

January 15, 2020

Planning to go somewhere but don’t know where and what to do? Need a weekend getaway in some quiet and peace? How about picking up your back pack and going for camping, detox amidst the beautiful nature with fresh air, refreshing breeze, falling asleep under the sky and waking up to the chirping of the birds. Wouldn’t that be a much-needed break from the hectic lives we tend to live. And if this is what you are looking for, What’s Up Kerala has picked some of the gorgeous sights for your eyes and your soul.

Nelliyampathy Jungle Camp

Nelliyampathy is a well-known hill station in the Palakkad district and sees a large number of tourists every year. It is at a height of 1500 metres from the sea level. The hill range is covered in clouds. There is the Pothundy dam at its foothills and it is the first point of attraction you would come across. This place has some adventurous treks including Manpara and Kambampala. The wild life and the jeep safari are the major catch of this place. 

Distance: 107 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: September to February

Munnar Tea Estates

Munnar is a perfect destination for an exotic vacation. It is around 1600 meters above sea level. The place has tea estates all around it. It is a perfect place to take a walk or go for a drive at. It is refreshing and energizing and the aroma that surrounds the place is enticing. It offers a good option for trekking and hiking. It is also a perfect place for bird watching once you are at the peak of Anamudi or the Eravikulam National Park.

Distance: 214 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: October to November, January to May

The Hornbill Camp

The hornbill camp is located at Thattekad. It is for those who seek seclusion and tranquility. The camp has 20 air-conditioned tent houses, and most of them are facing the water. It is a scenic privilege one should not miss. This place is perfect for cycling, visits to plantations, visits to the tribal settlements, bird watching, expeditions and excursions. 

Distance: 137 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: October to February


Parambikulam is located in the Palakkad district. It is the home to the oldest teak tree, Kannimara, which is believed to be 851 years old. This place is famous for its biological diversity and houses a variety of flora and fauna which counts to 250 species of birds, 39 species of mammals, 1000 species of insects and 61 species of reptiles.

Distance: 131 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: October to March


Ponmudi is a hill station in Peringamala Panchayat in the district of Trivandrum. It is also known as the Golden Peak. The misty mountains and the valleys are an enchanting sight. It is a haven for the trekkers and nature lovers. The forests are majestic, the deeper you go the more rested you feel. 

Distance: 346 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: November to March


Agasthyarkoodam is a part of the Pothigai mountain range and it is about 1868 meters tall. The peak is right at the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and it is the second highest peak of Kerala. If you are an adventure enthusiast and are looking for a challenge this place is it. The treks are rough to the peak and perfect adventure. It also inhabits a large number of exotic birds. 

Distance: 270 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: December to April


Wayanad is the most beautiful hill station in Kerala. If you are in Kerala this is one of the must visits. The luscious greenery surrounding the place is breathtaking. The place is perfect for a soul rejuvenation. This is best place for trekking with some mean trek trails including Chembra Peak, Pakshipathalam, Kalladi forest, Banasura peak, Brahmagiri and many more. 

Distance: 145 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: October to May


Gavi is a village in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. It has caught all the attention due to multiple ecotourism projects. The way to Gavi is surrounded by tea plantation and it is magnetic. It is rich in flora and fauna. Gavi has some terrific trek spots which has an awesome experience in itself. 

Distance: 266 kms from Kerala

Best time to visit: September to February

Contributed by Tabassum Nasrat