The beauty of Meesapulimala has to be enjoyed only through trekking. 15 kilometres from Munnar town and 8 kilometre long trek from the Rhodovalley, offers breathtaking views of the grasslands, rainforests and wildlife at the high altitude. Rhodovalley is named thus due to the red rhododendron trees, which bloom here. Though the trek is long, it is average.
The treks start from the campsite at the base of the first hill. From here it continues on to the mesmerizing forests of the Shola grassland. The trail begins to get a little steep, just about 10 minutes from start. In no time you would be at the peak of the first of the eight hills. From the cloud-kissed mountain tops, you would get a picturesque view of Munnar and Surianelli towns.
Descending the hill would require you to cross the beautiful Anayairankal Lake. If lucky, the wildlife of the Shola forests may come out and give you a welcoming sight, by the time you reach the seventh peak. Even though tired, we feel refreshed and excited to see the breathtaking views, on reaching the eighth and the final peak, the Meesapulimala peak.
Meesapulimala tourist spot
A point to be noted is that the beautiful purple Kurinji flower (Neelakurinji), blooms once in every 12 years. And so plan the trip coinciding with this. We get a magical view of Neelakurinji blooming from the peaks of Meesapulimala. Kurinji flowers represent the rich biodiversity that the Western Ghats is famous for. Travel between the months of August and October and watch the mountain slopes decorated with plenty of Neelakurinji flowers.
Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.