You need not have to spend a fortune, leave your family to set out on a long journey to watch the cloud-studded pond tucked somewhere in a distant continent. The place is well here, right in Wayanad in Northern Kerala, up the peak of Chembra, some 2100mts above sea level. People call the pond ‘hridayasarassu’ – heart-shaped pond.’
Stop. Take a deep breath. Walk again.
The trek uphill begins modestly along tea plantations, but then it gathers momentum and gravity. The mountain slowly rises under your feet, which you could feel in your calf muscles. Stop. Take a deep breath. Walk again. Your lungs are refreshed with the mountain air. Slowly the panoramic views of the valleys emerge out of the morning air to claim your rapt attention.
The heart-shaped pond: After an hour, with the gaped mouth, you stand on the banks of a pond laid carefully on a bed of crispy green meadow. Nature doesn’t mince its symbols to tell you how much you’re still loved, your eyes well up at the sight of the spectacular sight of the heart-shaped pond which you wanted to see all your life. It is around 3 km trek from the base camp.
This is a full day package organized by the forest department. Best time to visit is during August-May.
Visiting Time: 7.00 AM to 5.00PM (those who wish to take trekking must reach before 02.00 pm)
For 10 Members: Rs.750/- (A group of 10 Indian Nationals)
Rs. 75/- for extra Person
Rs.1500/- (A group of 5 Foreigners)
Rs. 300/-for extra Person
Rs.20/- for Adults, Indian National
Rs.30/- for Foreigners
Rs.15/- for Students
Rs. 40/- for Camera (Indians)
Rs. 80/- for Camera (Foreigners)
DFO, South Wayanad
Ph: +91 4936-203428, 282001
Range Forest Officer- 08547602680
By Road: Meppadi is the nearest town. Meppadi is about 76 kms from Kozhikode.
By Rail: 79 km from Kozhikode Railway Station
By Air: 92 Kms from Karipur International Airport (Kozhikode)
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