Wayanad, the green paradise that offers a heady cocktail of enchanting natural vistas, is a sought after destination of tourists from far and near. There are many hidden gems in this high-altitude place, which has a collage of lofty ridges, rugged terrain and verdant forests, and one among them is the captivating Kolagappara.
This stunning and challenging trekking spot is just 4km away from Meenangadi in Wayanad district in Kerala. Travellers returning after visiting the charming Kurumbalakotta hills can take some time out to enjoy the pristine beauty of Kolagappara. One can also reach this spot enveloped in serenity by taking the Kumbaleri route from Ambalavayal, and it is better to travel to Kolagappara on a two-wheeler.
It is noteworthy that Kolagappara is an apposite location for trekking compared to the Kurumbalakotta hills. After the strenuous trek, it is pure bliss to stand atop the hill and sink in the beauty of serene surroundings. The salubrious cool climate provides the perfect setting for the rejuvenation of one’s body and mind. The shutterbugs can also have a great time at this picture-perfect destination.
The best time to visit Kolagappara is from October-end to February during which one can behold the ethereal sight of large chunks of clouds moving at elephantine pace. If there is a drizzle at night, consider yourself lucky as the next morning’s sunrise will be something special. Though Kolagappara is not that popular among backpackers, many travellers are visiting this nature’s retreat following word-of-mouth referrals. It is worth noting that it is duty of every tourist to preserve this pristine spot and not spoil nature’s gift.