The Phantom Rock of Wayanad has received the name due to its shape, which is similar to a Phantom’s head. This picturesque destination which is 26 kms from Kalpetta; can be reached through a single narrow lane where trekking and camping are also popular activities amongst travellers. Those who wish to trek or camp have to carry their own gear. Familiarity of the routes and trails is a must as very little or no guidance is available.
The serene environment surrounding the Phantom Rock of Wayanad, which is situated at about 2100 metres above sea level is an amazing destination for people who are seeking peace and solitude along with a bit of adventure. Although Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery which are close by house a number of scenic places, it is here that an adventurous spirit can find the challenge. Climbing and reaching the top of the rock could lead to immense pleasure and a great sense of satisfaction.