Perumal Peak



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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 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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In case you are looking for an adventure, Perumal Peak in Kodaikanal is the place to go. One of the most popular activities to undertake here is hiking. Another exciting and famous activity that one can indulge in is mountain biking. There are a variety of restaurants situated in the vicinity which offer amazing delicacies worth trying.

Interesting treks which begin at the foothill of the peak near the Perumalmalai village show that Perumal Peak is a perfect place for trekkers. The trek goes on for about 7 km from one way and needs at least 4 hours or more to reach the top. Trekkers can also undergo camping for a night on the peak. Also, after so much trekking, the view that one gets from the peak is stunning and worth the struggle.

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.

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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