Meesapulimala
Meesapulimala
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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sagarikamelkote
hyderabad53 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Breathtaking views, specially of the sunrise and sunset, this hike to Meesapulimala peak is worth every step! You need to be reasonably fit as some parts are steep at beginning and as you near the peak but mostly it's rolling hills. The vistas are just gorgeous. The hike can take anywhere between 3 to 5 hours depending on one's speed of climbing, but going slow to take in the beautiful views is desirable. We spotted a herd of Nilgiri Tahr and a green vine snake on the way.
Make sure you reach the forest office at Munnar by 2pm the previous day to collect your trek permit and you book your trek and accommodation online prior to that. After that, it's the department's responsibility to take you to your lodgings by their Jeep and allot you a guide for the hike
Recommend staying at the Rhodo Mansion as the trek starts right behind it. Accomodation at the Rhodo Mansion is basic, but very clean, though upkeep can be improved (broken glass pane on the bathroom ventilator). The caretaker and cook are hospitable, food is freshly prepared and tasty - again basic, nothing fancy.
Written 9 April 2023
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Sam B
10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Pretty amazing view. Definitely an underwhelming hike. It is 5km in total according my map GPS. It can be done in 2hrs easily. If you want a hike you will be very sad. If you want a beautiful viewpoint with minimal exercises, that is the place
Written 22 November 2022
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ringlandj_t
Norwich, UK91 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a guide (which I would strongly recommend) and the trek from one of the base camps to another was 16 km to a height of 2640 metres. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, with clear blue skies and still air. Trek was quite hard (hot and high) but not technical. Definitely worth the effort and cost of a guide.
Written 20 January 2020
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Jitha
Thrissur, India7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
The most memorable and beautiful trek trail I have ever been to! Since this trek is under Kerala forest department, it is completely safe for a solo traveler. The only problem is you have to book slots earlier to get part of this trek. There are 3 options available for stay. Tent, cottage, mansion. 2000 for tent stay (sharing 2). Check kfdc. Com for more details about booking. You have to reach the campsite by your own. You will get jeep from munnar town to meesapulimala Basecamp. After reaching campsite explore the place have dinner, enjoy campfire with million star sky above. Next day morning trekking starts. If you want to see sunrise start at 4am reach the peak by 6 or 7. They will drop at us rodovalley (famous rhododendron plants) by jeep. From there the real trekking starts. Take your time, rest in between enjoy the view. There is no need to hurry you can take as much time as possible. Even for a beginner it is possible to complete the trek. Once you reach the top you will appreciate that effort you have taken to climb this hill. Spend time there watching the clouds floating by. Carry water bottle and small snacks for the hunger mind. Don't throw any waste on the hill. Leave nothing but footprints 👣.
Written 8 December 2019
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Jobin Joy
Kochi (Cochin), India13 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
One of the best places ever visited. Is under KFDC and trekking would be in the morning which would be starting around 6am which would last approximately 1 hour one side where you have to climb seven mountains toreach on top.Must visit place and please ensure to carry items to protect yourself fromthe extreme chilled climate.Will cost you around 10K for the trip, but is worth every penny u spend.
Written 8 December 2019
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Vipin ashok😍
Kochi (Cochin), India40 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Meesapulimala is the second highest peak in western ghats. 2640m height. For Meesapulimala trek you need to get permission from Kerala forest department. There are 3 combo programs which offers including stay, food and guide for trekking. 
Written 12 November 2019
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Harley Q
Kochi (Cochin), India20 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends

Meesapulimala Peak trek is a trek through lush green valleys, hundreds of blooming Rhododendrons, charming tea estates, gurgling brooks – peace is easy to find in the idyllic surroundings of Meesapulimala. Located at a significant altitude of 8,661 feet in the Idukki district of Kerala, Meesapulimala is a trek through eight hills, passing through the shared border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

This 8 km trek from Rhodovalley takes you through high altitude grasslands, rainforests and wildlife. The Meesapulima Peak is called so because it apparently resembles a tiger’s face, although you’re not likely to spot any tiger here. “Meesa,” means moustache, “puli,” means tiger and “mala,” means hill. Hence, it is from this that the peak gets its name from and this is why it is called so

Written 3 November 2019
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Gordon F
Saint Louis, MO35 contributions
Oct 2019
I had an incredible trek with my guide to the top of Meesapulimala. The views are breathtaking even if Tamil Nadu is covered in clouds. Nigliri Tahr roamed the mountainside on our return to camp. Endemic birds kept us company along the way. I would recommend this trek to anyone visiting the surrounding area. I look forward to doing it again.
Written 25 October 2019
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Jason
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Sept 2019 • Solo
I have been using this cafe since I came to Doha whenever I need to study. There are different kinds and sizes of seatings so you can definitely find a seat for yourself. Also they play nice music and people are talking with some manner so I really recommend this place for those who can’t study in silence. Also this staff named Dev always welcomes customers with a heart-warming smile and makes us easy to approach him. However, toilets and tables can be kept a bit more clean. If they walk around the floor more often to check, it’ll be much better.
Written 24 September 2019
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Hasif U
9 contributions
Dec 2018
The Meespulimala trek is a complete package that ticks most of the thrills associated with trekking. It has tough steep trails, long strolling paths, great views and the exhilarating feel of the Nature in offer. But the extremities of the weather is the factor to be taken care of as the exposure to the direct sun beams may not be felt because of the soothing wind but the effect on the skin should be taken care of. Sufficient protective gears against the sunny day and chilling night and the soaring spirit of the trekker - these are enough to take you to the top of Meesapulimala, and to check another high point off your trekking list.
Written 3 July 2019
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