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Tags : Hills & Valleys

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Trek Distance : 7 km

Time Required for Trek : 4 Hours one side

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Perumal Peak, Kodaikanal Overview

Perumal Peak which is situated at the height of 2,440 meters is the highest peak of the Perumalai Hills. Nestled in the majestic Western Ghats, it is a place that is worth trekking. Situated around 18 km from Kodaikanal, Perumal Peak provides stunning views of the surrounding Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills.

Locals here believe that the peak was once a volcano that stopped erupting 1000 years ago. The path of the trek which leads one to the top is safe and part of an easy trek even for the ones who are trying trekking for the first time. The trail begins at Neutral Saddle near Perumal Malai which is a small village situated at the base of the peak. Though the peak forms a part of the forest area, there are no restrictions on the hiking done here since anyone can trek the peak without taking any permission from the Forest Department. 

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Best Time To Visit Perumal Peak

The perfect time for you to go trekking is from January to May since the weather remains pleasant during this time. Though trekking can be fun in the monsoon season as well, it becomes risky due to the presence of leeches which is why additional measures need to be taken at that time.

How To Reach Perumal Peak

Situated at a distance of 18 km from Kodaikanal near the Perumalmalai Village, the tourists can reach the place by using any mode of transport. One can easily take a bus, taxi or drive a private vehicle to reach the peak. For those, who cannot hike all the way up to the peak, the option of travelling via car is also available.

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