The foothills of the Banasura ranges

Trekking in Sahibkkunnu

If you are looking for some adventure, trekking up to Sahibkkunnu may suit you
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Best time to visit

Jun - Jan

Ideal Duration

3-4 Days

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Starting from

Rs. 2,500
  • Romantic
  • Ideal for families
  • Sightseeing

About Trekking in Sahibkkunnu

Sahibkkunnu is one of the most famous places in Wayanad to trek. Wayanad in short means that land of the paddy fields in the local tongue. Wayanad is known for its out of the world natural beauty and is one of the most famous hill stations in Kerela. The way to trek to Sahibkkunnu is filled with dense forests and wildness. The site can leave anyone in awe. Sahibkkunnu is full of natural beauty and is untouched by man. To get to Sahibkkunnu you need to trek for seven hours from the foothills of Banasura Ranges. It can be quite a hectic trip; therefore many people avoid this trek. From the foothills of Banasura, you go through steep slopes, deep valleys, mountain streams and breath taking surrounding to reach the end destination of Sahibkkunnu.

Old folklore in the local area associated Sahibkkunnu with a demon. The site is full of green pastures and streams where people are seen enjoying themselves. It is one of the best honeymoon destinations for young married couples in the area. People into trekking and adventure would also love Sahibkkunnu. Old people and people with health issues may not be able to finish this trek. However, if you manage to reach the peak as a reward you can enjoy the panoramic views the entire valley underneath from the peak.

Most people interested to trek to Sahibkkunnu usually drive to the foothills of the Banasura ranges then trek the way up to the Sahibkkunnu. There are guides available who would trek all the way up to the Sahibkkunnu with you. When you reach the end destination you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire majestic valley along with the peaks. Do not forget to carry a camera to capture the beauty of this site. On the way down you can enjoy dense forests with tall trees, waterfalls, and streams. Many people bath in these waterfalls and streams.

Sahibkkunnu is an unforgettable sight. It is the best spot to witness the magic of Mother Nature. Sahibkkunnu is a great gateway from the polluted cities. Its waterfall and streams are pure and the air at the top is always fresh and cool. People also put up tents and camp in the area. However, it is not allowed to contaminate the place by throwing waste. Drinking alcohol and other illegal activities are prohibited in the area. To stay safe while trekking always follow the instructions provided by the guides.

Trekking is always fun, but tourists may feel that there is no place to stay after they are done with the trek. This perception is prevalent amongst tourist as Sahibkkunnu is far from any major town. However, this is not true Wayanad has many beautiful cottages and hotels that are very close from Sahibkkunnu.


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The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space inyour bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.

During the off-season, hill stations like Munnar are cool enough to travel to. However, places such as Alleppey and Kumarakom are pretty hot for a visit. Monsoon season does not see a lot of tourists but the lush greenery all around will ensure tourists will have a great time.

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