Meesapulimala rises as large mountain streams merge. It’s one of the highest hill in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Its height is about 8662 feet above ground level. Meesapulimala was a non-seasonal outhouse for the British rulers before independence. Later it had transformed into a honeymoon destination for couples from Southern India. As a tourist destination, the specialty of Meesapulimala has cost-effective places and available enough low-cost hotels and homestay accommodations with homely food.
Meesapulimala – The name obtains from the fact that it has formed by few peaks which began like a – leopard head. It has located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Anaimalai and Palani hills are another top station nearby it. Munnar is a famous tourist destination, and it just 21 kilometers away from Meesapulimala.
People also visit the top station and Kolukkumalai tea plantation while making a trip to Meesapulimala. Tipadamala has also sported tourist attractions in the area.
Trekking in Meesapulimala
Treks to the peak Meesapulimala connected through Rhodo Valley are among the top activities for tourists on this hill. Few hotels organize it in association with trekking clubs as part of their business package. Kerala Forest Development Corporation also has a trekking group at Meesapulimala, and interested groups or individuals can register to combine the trekking team.
In some seasons, trekking booking is lean, and the trekking path from Kolukkumalai to Meesapulimala is limited. Mosely, it has happened in heavy rain or hill falls.
There is an excellent chance of sighting wildlife, including Nilgiri Thar, Deer, Wild Gaur, Bear Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, and Flycatcher. The spell is up to the group member’s physical fitness. Mostly it will take approximately 9 hours to outright a trekking trip.
Walkthrough the fresh air, green-land, and growing foggy wind. Nature designed eco-system so peculiar to the Meesapulimala. Ascend hill experiment, enjoy the breathtaking views of Munnar’s vast plains on your east and the never-ending tea gardens on your west part.
Reach Munnar in the early morning. You can join the trekking team and have transferred towards Silent Valley, the starting point for the trekking, which is about 15 kilometers from Meesapulimala.
The site also has wildlife – sometimes you will get lucky to watch big tusker elephants, bears, and sambar are regular trespassers for the traveler’s camera.
What else can we do at Meesapulimala?
Once you have done with your trucking, another exciting activity is a campfire on the hilltop. Most of the tour operators have arrangements for it, as per the guest’s request. Some hotels have a tent facility to make your Meesapulimala trip very special.
Explore tea garden
An evening walk in the tea garden is a fantastic experience for travel freaks.’ The mesmerizing breeze will take you to its world. The availability depends on a prior booking with the hotel.
You can experiment with the tea plantation nearby Meesapulimala. Tea cultivation and processing will be an exciting factor during your tea garden visit.
Jeep trip from Meesapulimala
The marvelous hill station offers jeep trips to nearest tourist sports such as Munnar and other relevant travel sports nearby. The stretches drive will be an exceptional experience for off road lovers. Make sure you had experimented with it before leaving Meesapulimala.