Meesapulimala is the second highest mountain peak in Munnar, Idukki district, Kerala state. It can be reached ONLY BY TREKKING which takes around 2 hours. The mountain peak is at a height of 2,640 meters or 8,661 feet above sea level.
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Meesapili mala means ‘Tigers moustache shaped Mountain’ in the local language, Malayalam.
Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd, a Government of Kerala undertaking, has Package tour to Meesapilimala, as part of promoting Kerala Tourism. It can be booked online (Munnar package). The Meesapulimala trekking is an Eco-friendly tourism package.
How do I go to Meesapulimala?
The package tour starts from the Forest department’s office, near to the Munnar Post office junction and close to Silent Valley Estate. The forest department takes trekkers from here by Jeep to the Base Camp at around 6000 feet above sea level.
Another place to stay overnight is the beautiful “Rhodo Mansion”, which is surrounded by Rhododendron Flowers. Rhodo Mansion is at a distance of around 28 kilometers from the Forest department’s office at Munnar. It is located a few kilometers after the base camp, where one can have the lunch on their way to Rhodo Mansion . You can enjoy the tasty food, participate in the campfire and stay overnight here at the cottages in Rhodo Mansion at around 7500 feet height above sea level.
Actual trekking to the mountain peak starts in the morning and it takes around two hours of trekking through the forests; crossing streams, misty mountains, etc from Rhodo Mansion