Meesapulimala Trek “The Best Trek of Idukki “South India”
The Meesapulimala Trek is the highest peak in the Western Ghats of the Idukki district of Kerala in India and the second highest peak in South India, with an elevation of 2,640 meters above sea level, i.e 8,661 feet. This peak is located at a distance of about 20 km from Munnar and is situated between Annamalai Mountain and Palani Mountain and near Suryanalli. Munnar is famous for its tea gardens
which are of good quality and aromatic, which are in demand all over the world.
The Meesapulimala trek is one of the most talked-about treks in Kerala where the number of tourists is increasing every year. This trek is also good for nature lovers, by coming here; they can capture different kinds of birds and the beauty of the place in their camera. It takes 8 to 10 hours to go through this entire trek. The entire trek is about 8.5 km long. To reach here one has to go through seven hills, between which you can enjoy the natural beauty.
On the trek, you see beautiful Rhododendron flowers, which further enhance the beauty of this trek. It is a mountain made up of eight mountains, which look like a moustache. This trek runs through the Rhodo Valley and if you are lucky, you will also get to see wild animals such as wild thar, sambar, gaur, etc. during trekking. Because these treks are not difficult, people of any age can easily go on this trek, just to get on the trek; the person must be physically and mentally strong.
The trek became even more famous after the Malayalam movie Charlie became famous, due to which foreign tourists started coming here along with India for trekking and camping, due to which the fame of this trek also expanded. The lush green valleys, Kedar and Fern trees, and cool air here make the atmosphere even more pleasant. The white clouds present here seem to be dancing from one place to another, which is a beautiful feeling in itself.
Way to Meesapulimala Trek
You can also go to Meesapulimala via jeep safari. The trek to the trek starts from the Silent Valley and runs through the green hills, the Rhodo Valley. By reaching the peak, you can easily see the beauty of the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala; you can also see the Neelakurinji flowers from the peak.
The trek during the return is a bit difficult; you have to come through the jungles of Shola which is famous for wild animals. While coming, you can also spend some time near the Anaireo lake, you can also see the beautiful tea gardens in Kolukkumalai on the way.
There is also another route to go on this trek which starts from the village of Kurangani. The way to get from here is a bit longer. It is about 15 km, which takes you 9 to 10 hours to reach.
Things to Carry to Meesapulimala Trek
Guides, tent, tracking pole, water bottle, hand gloves, raincoat, cold cream, lip balm, sunscreen lotion, good quality sunglasses, headache medicines like Crocin, Disprin, Cotton, Band-Aid, Moov There are things like spray, gauze, scrap bandage which you should keep with you while going on the trek, which you may need anytime on the track.
When to go Meesapulimala Trek
By the way, you can visit the Meesapulimala trek at any time of the year, but the best time to visit here is from May and June and from September to November. At this time, there is greenery all around here and you can enjoy nature in the right way. This time is also good for the same photographers, at this time; they can capture the beautiful valley and the beauty of the surroundings in the camera.
Height from Sea level: 2,640 m
Place: Munnar, Kerala.