Feathery clouds

Nov 2005 | A view from the summit (2,050 m) Chembra peak in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala (India). This frame is a personal favorite of mine as it succeeds in making me crave for the jungle every time I lay my eyes on it.

Hiking up Chembra Peak was immensely satisfying, and it still seems unbelievable that we managed to convince the forest guards into giving us permission to camp overnight mid-way, so we could make a dash for the peak to see the sunrise. The strings we had to pull to make that happen was well worth the effort.


Chembra Peak (Malayalam: ചെമ്പ്ര കൊടുമുടി) is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,050 m (6,730 ft) above sea level. Chembra is located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km (5 mi) south of Kalpetta. It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala. [Source: Wikipedia]

Kishore Murthy