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Meppadi

The charming village of Meppadi in Kerala is an exquisite sight with its woods, verdant hillsides and coffee plantations. If nature is your thing, visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary here to experience the local wildlife firsthand. Surrounded by lush greenery and mighty rocks, the Edakkal Caves of Meppadi are a wonderful adventure. You can also enjoy a calming afternoon at the Soochipara Waterfalls, which is a beautiful rush of frothy waters. Nestled amidst a forest, this waterfall is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Other popular tourist destinations here would be the Meenmutty Falls, Pazhassi tomb, Bandipur National Park and Lakkidi viewpoint. Meppadi has a number of options when it comes to food, ranging from local delicacies to continental and fast food. This region also has a few lodging options for tourists with varying budgets. Meppadi is an enchanting natural beauty and should not be missed!
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We boarded a bus to Meppadi forest range office. From there as instructed we hired a motor rickshaw to Chembra peak office. The motor rickshaw drivers were extra ordinary descent. After getting the permits we started our trek with a teen guide. It was cloudy and precipitating. The boy told us, "sir, its doubtful that we would be able to make it to top and there are chances of rain". Trusting my android I told him, chances of rain after 1300 hrs. So we can. The guide was 50% lazy to climb till end. In between we reached Heart shaped lake. After about 2 hour trek we reached the top. Due to cluding we were not able to see the TamilNadu places. But a large reservoir of same dam (Mettur as told by guide) was visible. Elephants are likely to share your trail till heart lake.