Meesapulimala can be found in Kerala, in the Idukki district. It is the second highest mountain peak in Western Ghat’s mountain ranges. It rises 2640m above sea level. Meesapulimala’s name is interesting because it has eight peaks. It is an ideal spot for tourists visiting Southern India. You will feel enchanted while trekking at Meesapulimala, as well as the Gokarna Treks near Bangalore in Karnataka.
Although Gokarna Trek does have beaches around the area, there is no sign of a beach. These mountains look like a man’s moustache. They are situated between Suryanelli’s Anaimalai Hills, and Palani Hills. Meesapulimala was once a popular tourist spot for British colonialists.
Who can trek?
It is now a well-known trekking destination for all ages in the 21st century. You will be engulfed by the beauty and blissfulness nature while trekking at Meesapulimala. It is still less popular than the rest of Munnar. UNESCO considers Meesapulimala a heritage site.
How to reach
To go to Meesapulimala, drive from Suryanelli-Kolukkumalai tea estate or Mattupetty via Aruvikkara to the base camp. You will reach Rhodo Valley by jeep from the base camp. Once you reach Rhodo Valley, you must trek the remainder of your journey. I
t will be an exciting and thrilling journey through dense forests and rhododendrons. Munnar’s Kerala Forest Development Corporation can help you adjust your trip. You will be amazed by the rhododendron blooms in all their glory during your visit.
On your way to Meesapulimala, you’ll find the Pandavas Cave at Rhodo Vale. The cave is believed to have been used by the Pandava brothers during their twelve year exile from the forest. It was difficult to trek to Meesapulimala.
Best time to visit
It is best to visit between October and February, as the region’s monsoons have passed, the area re-energizes. Although you can travel in the summer from March to June, it may prove difficult due to the intense heat and exhaustion caused by the sun. Monsoons can be a little tricky, but you should avoid visiting during them as you may not have the opportunity to hike or trek with ease.
What you can experience near Meesapulimala
Meesapulimala is not only known for its glorific rhododendron blooms, but also the rare nelakurinji blossoms that appear after twelve years. During the blooming season for the Munnar nelakurinji flower, the hills are covered in a beautiful blue hue. This attracts many nature-lovers as well as photographers. Although the journey to the base camp is not an easy one, it’s also quite adventurous.
The check dam is a stunning spot from which to enjoy the clear, pure water of the dam. You will be able to see the streams flowing together, the greenery from distant hills, and the gushing water of the waterfalls, including the vibrant Kurinji waterfall. You will be captivated by the exotic wildlife of Meesapulimala. For a harmonious blend of fauna and flora, make sure you visit Gavi, Nelliyampathy. Walking along the high grassy tracks, which are home to rare sightings such as elephants, gaurs and Nilgiri Tahrs, will increase your adrenaline rush during your Meesapulimala journey.
Also See Gokarna Beach trek as it a very amazing beach trek in Bangalore Where Ocean meets mountain.
The peak of Anamudi peak is one of the highest peaks of the Western Ghats. You will be transported on a magical journey through the wild by the lush greenery that grows along the mountain trails. At a height of 6000m, you can camp among the natural beauty. You can see the tea gardens at Kolukkumalai from Meesapulimala. You should also make a visit to Silent Valley, which is 6 kms from Rhodo Valley.