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.
Meesapulimala. Image courtesy – Laser Shine.
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 of Meesa puli mala 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 hill station. It is located a few kilometers after the earlier mentioned base camp. 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 Meesa pulimala mountain peak starts in the morning and it takes around two hours of rigorous trekking through the forests; crossing streams, misty mountains, etc, to reach Meesapulimala.
Which are the Nearest Railway Stations and Airports to Meesapulimala?
The nearest railway stations to Meesapuli mala are Alwaye (Aluva) and Angamali, both around 120 kilometers distance. Ernakulam South alias Ernakaulam Junction (ERS) and Ernakulam North alias Ernakulam Town (ERN) are the two Major railway stations to Meesapuli mala, at around 130 kilometers distance. Madurai Junction railway station is another major railway station, at around 136 kilometers distance.
Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport at around 110 kilometers from Meesapulimala. Madurai Airport is at around 140 kilometers distance from Meesapuli mala.