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Meesapulimala In Munnar

Feel the outdoors while trekking through the hilly landscapes of Meesapulimala
Tourism in Munnar

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Meesapulimala In Munnar

Gurgling brooks, blooming rhododendrons and dazzling hillocks make Meesapulimala a natural paradise. This is South India’s second highest peak that is situated at a majestic height of 8724 feet above sea level. Literally meaning “ face of the tiger”, you can trek to the top of Meesapulimala after meandering your way around eight hills.

The trek to the top is a scenic delight with herds of wild elephants and mountain goats all around. There are Meesapulimala trek routes. One is through the red rhododendron forests of Rhodo Valley and the other is via the small village of Kurangini.

If you trek via Rhodo Valley, the trail is shorter and takes around 6-8 hours.  You can go on this trek no matter what age group you belong to as it just 8 kilometers and can be completed in a day itself.  Begin with a jeep trail till the base of the hill. Then start walking towards the first hill and once you reach the top, you will be able to see the beautiful Neelakurinji flowers all around.

After you descend this hill, start climbing the next peak and cross the Anayaironkal Lake. Sit for a minute here and take in the beauty of the land all around. Continue on your journey and climb all seven hills that are around the same height and are quite easy to climb. When you reach Meesapulimala Peak, you will also be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Tamil Nadu and Kerala borders.

The descent from here is a little steep and you will have to walk through the shola forests for around 40 minutes. After a while, you will be able to spot the Kolukkumalai tea estates and can stop for a cup of tea. Proceed on a jeep till Suryanelli town.

The other route to Meesapulimala you can travel by is Kurangini which takes around 9 hours. This trek is also suited for all age groups and takes a little longer than the first as it is around 15 kilometers.

Start this trek from the small village of Kurangini and slowly the trail inclines towards the steep mountain. Make sure you carry water along with you as this can get a little exhausting. Keep trekking for 3 hours until you reach a peak that has a single pine tree. This path then zigzags around the mountain curves.

After a number of hairpin bends, the Kolukkumalai tea estates will come into view. Take a break and enjoy the splendid views of the green meadows and lush shola forests. Keep trekking till the tea estates which are a little exhausting as there is vegetation all around.

Once you pass these tea estates, you will come across a jeep trail and the trail ascends. Be careful as the trail now becomes narrower and takes you through the shola forests again. You will come across the final one kilometre trek to the top that is a little steep so tread carefully. Follow the same path back during the descent.

Meesapulimala trekking is one of the most famous activities of Munnar and it is a must try on your visit here! Make sure you trek to this beautiful Meesapulimala peak as you will get to view majestic tea gardens and misty forests. Enjoy the hilltop view and have a fun adventurous experience!

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    Pune

    Kumar's 5 days trip to Munnar

    Kerala was too good. rivertree hotel in munnar was good, comfort,clean room as meet my expectation.but hotel in thekkady was should be improve there service.overall kerala trip was awasome in my life to see the beauty of nature.Houseboat cruise in alleppy is extremly memorable for me.Thanks to Tripsailor.

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    Ghosh Krishnendu

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    Ghosh's 7 days trip to Munnar

    Customer service should be much better instead of asking full payment before starting tour program At time of accident in kerala there was no body to contact us except driver

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    Neeraj Sharma

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    Neeraj's 6 days trip to Munnar

    Review to Mr Harish our trip advisor to our tour to Kerala Our experience with Him SS Travel agency is very good from the start of the trip to the last moment they help us and guide us Mr. Harish regularly in contact with us through out the trip,we appreciate his efforts . and in Kerala the cab driver Name Vipin Cab No KL 22--- 4343 is owsome .this fellow is so much gental to us .and the hotel and house ⛵ experience was very good specially RiverTree and B4 u houseboat Thanks allot Mr Harish Mr Vipin and Mr Vinu Jeep at santram At munnar and hotel Rivertree nd House ⛵ experience adventure trip of Santram nd punctuality of cab driver Mr. Vipin nd his attitude awesome

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    AJIT PRAKASH

    Kozhikode

    Ajit's 3 days trip to Munnar

    As a feedback....I would like to express that tour was nicely organised. All amenities were as per commitments.However I have got two suggestions 1. Tour vehicle driver shall be well informed about inclusions of diesel prices etc as driver was asking me to pay diesel money. 2. Driver and vehicle details shall be shared well in advance ...details was shared a bit late this time. Thanks for very good service extended. As a feedback....I would like to express that tour was nicely organised. All amenities were as per commitments.However I have got two suggestions 1. Tour vehicle driver shall be well informed about inclusions of diesel prices etc as driver was asking me to pay diesel money. 2. Driver and vehicle details shall be shared well in advance ...details was shared a bit late this time. Thanks for very good service extended.

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    Deepak Chauhan

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    Deepak's 6 days trip to Munnar

    Overall the trip was good. The Driver and cab service was excellent. But Cochi hotel room was very small. Houseboat was also not as per standards. Agent has booked Whiterose houseboat. But the boat provided to us was nowhere similar ot one givenon their website. Other than that experience was great.

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    Jitesh Jagwani

    New delhi

    Jitesh's 5 days trip to Munnar

    Overall experience was good but at the end 2 days of the tour the experience was terrible as the tour agent didnt properly connected with the hotel management and the result of that i have to face problem while check in & check out.....

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    Manu Palukuri

    Eluru

    Manu's 3 days trip to Munnar

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    Bhavesh Patel

    Trivandrum

    Bhavesh's 8 days trip to Munnar

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    Delhi

    Aman's 4 days trip to Munnar

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    Mumbai

    Tanvir's 6 days trip to Munnar

    Thanks to Travel Triangle for arranging the trip. Travel agent - All India holiday. Trip period- 3 night 4days. destination - kerala. In Kerela we have covered places like Cochin,munnar and Alleppey.We have enjoyed our trip a lot.We have faced problems with hotel in munnar on 1st day however on complaining .Travel agent has change the room for the next day.which was good. The travel agent has said that they will provide us a houseboat in Alleppey.But it's was not in Alleppey it was in komarakom.The house boat was ok type. The most good part from the agent we have received is the cab and it's driver.Rest hotel and house boat is not upto the mark.

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    Munnar and the Kolukkumalai tea estate lie near Meesapulimala and are great tourist hotspots that you can visit.

    You can get permission to trek to Meesapulimala from the KFDC(Kerala Forest Development). There are plenty of accomodation options here and you can either book a cottage or tents depending on one's choice and budget. We recommend the sky cottage booking that can be done by KFDC. For a more budget-friendly option,choose the Base Camp accomodation. A houseboat stay is also a good option.

    Some adventurous activities tourists can opt for in Meesapulimala include trekking and hiking.Trekking should be avoided during monsoon season as it could be very slippery and it would be difficult climbing uphill or going down the slope. You can also try speed boating as well as horse riding.

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