No one's going to tell you about these three treks in Thrissur

No one's going to tell you about these three treks in Thrissur
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When you think of trekking in Kerala, you think of Wayanad and the hill ranges around Idukki. But there are some not-so-explored places around Thrissur that only a local will tell you. Here's the list. 

Athirapally -Vazhachal

No one's going to tell you about these three treks in Thrissur
A view from the hills up Kurishumudi. Photo: Anagha Jayan E

We are sure that you would have heard about the famous waterfall, but your tour operator may have never told you that you can trek through the forests around here. In fact, there are two places you can trek up to. One is the beautiful Kurishumudi, a five-hour trek from Charpa, an experience you will never forget and the other, a close encounter with nature up above Vazhachal. 

Read about Kurishumudi here

Read about Vazhachal here

Get in touch with...

Divisional Forest Office, Vazhachal, 0480-2701713

Chimmony

No one's going to tell you about these three treks in Thrissur
A view of a waterfall in Chimmony. Photo: Onmanorama

If your idea of a day's break involves trekking in a forest - full of snakes and other creepy crawlies, lush green and birds - pack your bags and set off to Chimmony about 40km from Thrissur town. And for the record, you might come across a tiger, if you are in luck. The authorities also conduct butterfly safari and bird watching trips. And that is not all, if you plan in advance you can stay at an eco-retreat nearby. 

Read about it here

Contact...

Chimmony Wildlife sanctuary-  0480-2766972, Chimmony Checkpost- 0480-3209234, Asst.Wildlife Warden- 8547603451

Peechi - Vazhani

No one's going to tell you about these three treks in Thrissur
Through the verdant greens. Photo: Onmanorama

The Forest Department organizes nature walks and trekking in the semi-evergreen forests around Peechi and Vazhani. You can see leopards, spotted deer, barking deer, bisons and elephants in these woods. Prior permission is needed. 

Contact... 

Wildlife Warden Peechi: 0487 2699017

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