Houseboat cruise through the great Alleppey backwaters

Alleppy Backwaters

There are places where you go not to trek mountains, visit monuments or spend nights partying; you just lay back soaking tranquility away from the busy routines of life. Places which help detoxify you from the venoms of modernity, places where you visit to enjoy the silence, the stillness of nature and have some serene time. Alleppey, or Alappuzha as it is currently known, is one such place. Read more

Trek to the heart shaped lake at Chembra, Wayanad

Chembra Peak

Difficulty: Moderate

Total trekking time: Approx 5 hours

Total distance: 4.5 km

Major Attraction: Heart-shaped lake at the top

Best time to visit: October-April

Chembra peak located at 2100 m above the sea level is the highest peak of Wayanad. I went there with a group of 9 people in July 2015. We were a bit late to start from our homestay which was about 20 mins from the base. Read more