The Kalladi Forest Trek is a beautiful and offbeat trek located in the Palakkad district of Kerala. This trek takes you through dense forests, streams, and beautiful waterfalls. Here’s a detailed trek itinerary along with essential trekking information, fitness and training tips, safety tips, things to carry, costs, etc.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Palakkad

  • Reach Palakkad by early morning
  • Check-in to the hotel and freshen up
  • Visit the Palakkad Fort and Malampuzha Dam
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: Trek to Kalladi Forest

  • After breakfast, drive to the Kalladi Forest Trek starting point
  • Begin the trek through the dense forest, taking in the fresh air and beautiful scenery
  • Cross streams and waterfalls and take a break for lunch
  • Continue the trek and reach the campsite in the evening
  • Set up camp, have dinner and rest for the night

Day 3: Trek back to Palakkad

  • Wake up early and trek back through the forest to reach the starting point
  • Freshen up and depart for Palakkad
  • Spend the evening shopping and exploring the town
  • Have dinner and rest for the night

Day 4: Departure

  • Check out of the hotel after breakfast
  • Depart for your onward journey
Kalladi Forest Trek

Fitness and Training Tips:

The Kalladi Forest Trek is of moderate difficulty and requires a good level of fitness. Here are some fitness and training tips:

  • Practice walking, jogging, and other cardio exercises to build stamina and endurance
  • Strengthen your leg muscles with exercises like squats and lunges
  • Practice yoga or stretching to improve flexibility
  • Carry a light backpack during practice hikes to simulate the trekking experience

Safety Tips:

  • Follow the instructions of your guide at all times
  • Carry a first aid kit and necessary medication
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
  • Wear appropriate trekking shoes and clothes
  • Do not litter and keep the environment clean

Things to Carry:

  • Comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes
  • Lightweight and breathable clothes
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Water bottles and hydration pack
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • First aid kit


The cost of the Kalladi Forest Trek varies depending on the season, group size, and travel arrangements. On average, the cost ranges from INR 2,500 to INR 5,000 per person. This includes guide charges, camping equipment, meals, and permits.

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