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Meesapulimala, Idukki

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Meesapulimala is an Indian peak, the next south of the second highest peak (Manna Malai 2,659 metres (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.

Treks to the peak via Rhodo Valley (favourable for rhododendron flowers) can be organized through the Kerala Forest Development Corporation in Munnar. The trekking path from Kolukkumalai to Meesapulimala is highly restricted.

Wildlife including the Nilgiri tahr, sambar deer, wild gaur, wild dogs and even the sloth bear.

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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 2 days of awesomeness. Enjoyed every moment spend at meesapulimala. Base camp has no network coverage so you will be disconnected with outside world and be in peace ✌️
  • A must visit destination for all nature lovers, hikers, and enthusiasts. The only legal hike and stay to this serene place is done by KFDC. They arrange stay in tents and rooms. The temperature can drop below 0 Degree CELCIUS.
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