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    In nature’s cradle

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    In this speed - obsessed age, most of the people simply love to enjoy and have some fun with their friends in the lap of nature. If you are one among them, Chembra Peak is the best place where you can experience the real sense of natural interference.

    We walked through the lush greenery of Chembra Peak and that led us to the cradle of nature. When we reached at the top of the peak, it was an amazing moment of standing amidst the green misty hills.The scenic beauty of the adjoining hills like Varanaswara Mala, Kurumbilakottu Mala, Manikunnu Mala and Ambukuthi Mala, which was visible from the top of Chembra Peak, was very mesmerising.

    Chembra peak, located near Meppady is the highest peak in Wayanad district. At 2100 m above sea level, the peak is a trekker's paradise and an ideal location for camping at night. The peak is blessed with the beauty of nature, lush greenery and a heart-shaped perennial lake. After an exhilarating trek from the base of this hill, it is time to explore the blue coloured lake in the middle of the misty hill.

    With its own dream like serenity, the lake is believed to never have dried up. The water in the lake is divinely cold and sweet, though it is not drinkable. The lake is also an abode for rare type of fishes and frogs. The blue eyed water in the lake looks like it hardly touched by human hands.

    It is a unique experience of camping in the cold night with camp fire at the top of the peak. Wild goats, buffalos, leopards, beers and elephants are found in the premises of this peak. They often come to drink water from the lake. If you are lucky, you may come across a passing wild beast.

    “Prompted by the beauty around, the place gives me a lot of pleasure and it obviously is the best place to explore the bounty of nature,” says Satish, who went trekking up the misty peak.

    Our visit to the place was in the last week of November.The best time to go up to the peak is between November and December. We did not forget to click some more snaps at the end of the trip and bid adieu to the beautiful place with the everlasting experience of staying at the top of the peak in shivering cold.

    (The writer can be contacted at muhsinm.cmr@gmail.com)

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