Meesapulimala, is one of the most beautiful tourist places, in the lap of nature around 24 kms from Munnar in the Idukki district of Kerala. Meesapulimala is the second highest peak of the western ghats. Meesapullimala offers every tourist who reaches the top of the hills the most mesmerizing view of the sunrise... Which is beyond all words of description. It is beyond doubt one of the most attractive tourist spots of South India, blessed by nature abundantly.. Meesapulimala is also home to the famous Neelkoorinji flowers which bloom once in 12 years.
The most fascinating attraction of Meesapullimala is not just the scenic beauty of nature like a painting on the canvas but also the adventurous trekking the tourists can enjoy from the base camp to the peak of Meesapulimala. Meesapulimala is a trekking paradise in South India. The 8 kilometer trek from Rhod valley to Meesapullimala is not just breathtaking but also provides picture perfect scenery. The view that the tourists enjoy from the top of the Meesapulimala is so magnificent with the fluffy clouds floating all around you. One may feel, let me stretch my hand and touch these clouds.
The best tourist attractions of Meesapulimala
- The nature at its best , the cool pleasant weather and the natural surroundings with its flora and fauna is one of the best attractions of Meesapulliala.
- The morning sunrise view from the Meesapulimala hills is magnificent with the spread of the saffron colour across the white fluffy clouds like a saffron blanket.
- The overnight stay at the base camp before the trek to the Meesapullimala is another cherishing experience. The joy of trekking begins from the base camp stay over programmes offered by The Kerala Forest Development Corporation. The stay in tents in the chilling weather to those who prefer to explore an experience different from their daily life will be beyond description.
- To add to the joy of the stay in the base camp, a joyful campfire at night under the open sky in moonlight will sum up all for the stay at the base camp. Now the trek to the the Meesapullimala will complete your trip to this tourist destination,
What should we know about the Meesapulimala Trekking?
The Meesapulimala Trekking
The Meesapulimala trek has two major trails. The shorter trail is around 11kms from the KFDC base camp through the Rhodo valley and the other is the 15 kms long trail from Kurangini. The Meesapullimala trekking can be organized through the Kerala Forest Development Corporation office in Munnar. The booking for the Meesapullimala trekking is limited. The most popular trekking trail is the 11 Km route from the KFDC base camp. The KFDC base camp is about 24 kms from Munnar. The journey to the base camp is also exciting. A 4 km bumpy drive in jeeps is also provided to the trekkers who would like to keep the trekking short. On this way, one comes across the Pandava cave where Pandavaas of the epic Mahabharata lived during their exile. Tents are available to those who wish to spend a night in tents. All these trekking and camping facilities are provided by the KFDC. The KFDC also provides an expert guide to accompany the trekkers. From the Rhodo valley the trekking begins through the rough and rugged trail and the criss crossing streams, climbing up the Meesapulimala hills. Finally the overjoyed trekkers reach the top of the MeesaPulimala to et the view of the fluffy clouds , surrounding hills and the spectacular view of the Kurinji Waterfalls and amazing nature .Around 40 to 60 people are allowed trekking to Meesapullimala each day ,with an entry pass issued at the KFDC office.
How do I get to Meesapulimala?
Any one like to visit Meesapulimala, first step is take entry pass from KFDC office in KFDC flower garden. Only Pass entered visitors vehicles are allowed to meesapulimala. Two KDHP check posts are on the way, They need to check the pass and travelers details. Rout is Munnar- KFDC flower garden- silent valley estate- Base camp .First you have to reach the base camp of the mountain peaks. The total distance from the city center to this base camp is nearly 42 km. You can cover this distance via the Suryanelli-Kolukkumalai tea estate road. But if that sounds boring, there is another, more picturesque option too. The very first thing you have to do is travel to Mattupetty via the magnificent Aruvikkad estate. This journey is 24 km long and will take you about an hour.
Can we go to Meesapulimala now?
Yes Meesapulimala is open for tourist .
Where is Meesapulimala In Kerala?
Meesapulimala is an Indian peak, the next south of the second highest peak (Manna Malai 2,659 meters (8,724 ft)) of the Western Ghats on the Idukki District (Kerala) and Theni District (Tamil Nadu) border. Its peak is 2,640 metres (8,661 ft) above sea level. The name derives from its appearance from the southwest of a tiger with prominent whiskers ("Moustache"). It is located in between the Anaimalai Hills and Palani Hills near Suryanelli around 20 km away from Munnar. The Kolukkumalai tea estate, Top Station and Tipadamala (2135 m) is also nearby.
Is Kolukkumalai and Meesapulimala same?
No Kolukkumalai and Meesapulimala are different Mountains and get different experience.
Facilities available in Meesapulimala :
|Food included for camping||Wash room available (free)||Camera allowed||Wearing of shoes allowed||Free parking available||
Entry only for camping
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