Resembling a tiger’s face and spread like a “moustache”, Meesapulimala is a hotspot of rich biodiversity which is formed of 8 peaks and it literally means ‘Whiskers of the Tiger Mountain’. Standing at a height of 2641 meters above the sea level, the sky-scraping Meesapulimala adds stunning beauty to the Idukki district of Kerala and it forms the second highest peak in South India after Anamudi Peak.
Meesapulimala is also acknowledged as a UNESCO world heritage site. When it comes to tourism, Meesapulimala is a much sough-after trekking spot that offers adventurous trekking trail along the stunning Rhodo Valley. For the adrenaline junkies visiting Idukki, Meesapulimala is like a cherry on the icing. The trekking trail itself is so overwhelming with breathtaking views of milky white waterfalls cascading down from the mist-clad mountains, and it will take you through the green covered grasslands and thick rainforest where you can spot wildlife. The Rhodo Valley embellished with the beautiful red carpet of Rhododendrons flowers looks as pretty as a picture. This is truly a spectacular sight to capture and a must-visit place for photographers as well as nature lovers. Passing through eight hills and the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Meesapulimala trek offers a one of a kind experience and there is no doubt why it is attracting a large group of trekkers.
When you reach the top, you can witness the most incredible sight of fluffy white clouds kissing the tip of the peak. The peak also offers a picturesque view of Munnar and Surianelli towns and you can also get a clear view of the Top station, Eravikulam national park, Anayirangal dam, Kolukkumalai that has the highest tea plantation in the world and also the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu from here. Since it is a moderate and a one-day trek every type of travellers irrespective of their age can visit this beautiful peak of Meesapulimala.
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