The second highest peak in Southern India, Meesapulimala is situated at an elevation of 2641 meters above sea level. An ideal spot for trekking, the starting point of the trek is either Rhodovalley or Silent Valley which lies 6 km before Rhodovalley. After trekking for about 8 km from Rhodovalley, one gets to witness the grasslands, wildlife, rainforests, and small waterfalls. Amidst the lush green valleys and hundreds of Rhododendrons, tea estates, and bubbling streams, peace is what one gets to experience here in its purest form making it a must-visit destination for all the nature as well as adventure lovers out there. Also, considered as a hotspot of diversity, Meesapulimala has been recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Meesapulimala is a trek which passes through eight hills and the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Since it is a one-day trek, it is visited by trekkers belonging to different age groups. The trail is moderate and can be completed without any obstacles as such and also offers a scenic spot that can be thoroughly enjoyed by the trekkers. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life, if you are a nature and adventure lover, then make sure you do not miss out on this exquisite beauty if you are planning a trip to Idukki.
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6 months ago by Veevee Jayarajan
Kerala Forest Development Corporation (KFDC) conducts trekking to Meesapulimala as part of ecotourism programme. For details of the programme, please visit the web site www.kfdcecotourism.com.
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