Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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 visiting on tour to Kodaikanal. Bestowed upon with enchanting natural beauty, the site is flocked to by nature lovers as well as adventure seekers. Situated around 18 km from Kodaikanal, this peak is the dream destination of every trekker out there. In addition to this, the Perumal Peak also provides stunning views of the surrounding Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills.
Locals here believe that the peak was once a volcano which 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. All the nature lovers, as well as adventure lovers, are going to have the time of their life here. One can enjoy the beautiful surroundings around and spend moments of peace. If you visit Kodaikanal, then Perumal Peak should be on your list of places to go.
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