Meesapulimala Trekking

The longest and Hardest one so far.

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Ever since I came to know about this place Meesapulimala has always fascinated me with its unique features. Standing at a height of 2640 meters it is the second highest peak in Kerala and one among the very few mountains in Kerala region above 8000 ft. above sea level. Though it is the highest Mountain in Kerala region which can be trekked (Anamudi being the highest but not accessible due to restriction) the accessibility seemed easy as there are trekking programs which are organized by KFDC and the officials are very friendly and helpful.

I believe it was almost 1 year before I thought of doing this trek but was getting postponed due to various reasons from that time. But this time I have really decided to step on top of the peak. The trek was planned somewhat in advance as I have to book the package in prior. Though there were 4 packages most of them were meant for a group of minimum four people and the option left with me was to book a day trekking or the Sky cottage. As the day trekking option was not compatible for me I opted for the Sky cottage and made the payment online and booked the pack speaking to the KFDC divisional officer. He was very helpful and supported very well.  It is a one bedroom cottage built on a lonely cliff in the silent valley base camp. The cottage is situated on a hill top almost 400 mtrs from the base camp of silent valley. We can rather say it is in an abandoned place to be. It is an ideal place for spending a week end away from all busy schedules of city life and enjoying the beauty of nature in its wild effect. It is widely known as a honeymoon cottage but the safety is a little bit to worry about though the officials guarantee the same. Three sides of the cottage are built in glass and hence we can have a panoramic view of the vast hill ranges of Western Ghats and it is an eye soother to look into the waterfalls and spending time roaming around. I booked the sky cottage for a week end. After booking the cottage Ajith also confirmed his availability and slowly the very long awaited trek was getting materialized.

 

The Sky Cottage

The Sky Cottage

 

View of the waterfalls from the room

View of the waterfalls from the room

 

View from the Hall

View from the Hall

 

Entering to the base camp

Entering to the base camp

Tents at the base camp lawn

Tents at the base camp lawn

Trail leading to the Sky cottage

Trail leading to the Sky cottage

Thus on a Friday evening Ajith started from Trivandrum and reached Cochin in the late night. We stayed in my room and by morning 5.30 we were ready to leave.  Route was Moovattupuzha >Kothamangalam > Adimali > Munnar > Silent valley. We drove slowly as we have plenty of time to cover 140 kms . Hence in between we stopped at Vallara falls, Cheeyapara falls Munnar tea estates and all for taking pics

 

Mist on the way from Neryamangalam to Adimali

Mist on the way from Neryamangalam to Adimali

 

Neryamangalam Bridge

Neryamangalam Bridge

 

A scene from Cheeyapara falls

A scene from Cheeyapara falls

 

Vallara falls

Vallara falls

 

Munnar tea estates

Munnar tea estates

IMG_0622We were supposed to report at the KFDC office in Munnar Mattupetty road by 1.30 pm from where we need to obtain the permission letter. We reached Munnar by 10.30 am and we had ample time before going to the KFDC office. We decided to go to top station which was 40 km from Munnar and we were sure that we could very well manage to come back before 1.30 PM. The 40 km stretch from Munnar to top station is a beauty. We could see Mattupetty dam and reservoir, green carpets of tea estates, Eucalyptus plantation, A hill full of Neelakurinji flowers (though it is not a season this year Neelakurinji has bloomed. May be they got bored of waiting for 12 years), Echo point, Kundala Dam sight and top station view point. In 1 hour we reached top station.

Mattupetty Dam reservoir

Mattupetty Dam reservoir

Tea estates en route Top station

Tea estates en route Top station

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Neelakurinji Flowers on a hill enroute top station

Neelakurinji Flowers on a hill enroute top station

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Bored of blooming in only once in 12 years...They decided to break the rules...

Bored of blooming only once in 12 years…They decided to break the rules…

 

The identical three of top station

The identical three of top station

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Almost two years back I have visited top station on exploring Munnar, Rajamala, and Ramakkalmedu etc in a two day trip. There was hardly any change or development there and even the small ticket counter remained the same. Was it good or bad?? But I liked the way it was and the way it is now. There is a lot of serene places which lost its natural beauty in the name of development. Sometimes it is good not to interfere too much into the nature and leave it just like what it is. By 12.30 we left top station coming back to KFDC office. The permission letter was already ready in the office and we met Vishnu a KFDC official there who helped us with the route to go to the sky cottage. They usually pick up the guests from Munnar  if required and the same is chargeable. Only Four wheel drive vehicles are meant to go to silent valley. But an expert driver can make it to silent valley base camp through an off road venture. As we were in bike we were given the letter and route so that we can get there ourselves. As the lunch was not included in the package we went back to Munnar which is 2 km away from KFDC office and had our lunch there.  It was little bit drizzling in Munnar town and we feared it would wash away the whole plan. But rain subsided as we completed our lunch and we started back to our destination.

For reaching the silent valley base camp we need to take a left from the Check post right after the Echo point and travel almost 8 km inside. It is a private road to some tea plantation and there are two three deviations on the way. Believe me I couldn’t find any one on that road till I reached the silent valley base camp. We took deviations on our on intuitions. After travelling for 2-3 kms we could see the Sky cottage on the top of a distant hill and we were thrilled on the very sight of it. After 6 km we will reach a small junction (please do not mistake The Word junction with the one you have in your mind. It was just a spot where three gut roads met. From that point we need to take a left but the road is a little bit off beat. It is a metal rid road for almost 2 km and for first 500 mtrs I managed to ride with Ajith but after that I have to ask him to get down and walk the rest as it was very difficult to keep the balance up. I prayed not to puncture the bike as it would be a horrible situation if I had to change the same there. Luck flavored us and I reached the sky cottage in 10-15 minutes and waited for Ajith to come.

We had a warm welcome at the base camp and there we met Aneesh and Sabu who were the care takers of sky cottage and guides of Meesapulimala. The base camp consisted of a Kitchen, one store room, One big open hall where usually food is served with a camp fire area, a comfort station, wash room, a lawn for making tents.  After the tea and snacks we were escorted to the sky cottage. On the way to the cottage we saw another group of people who were coming back from Meesapulimala trekking. The loneliness felt on that place was remarkable. No phone calls, no busy scheduled works, no noise of vehicles, no pollution. All we could see was the unending layers of hills, a beautiful waterfalls surrounded by thick vegetation and the mesmerizing sky. Aneesh escorted us to the cottage he left the two souls there giving the key of the cottage and informed us that the lunch will be ready by 7.30. The evening was beautiful though we could not see a correct sunset  the changing colors of the sky and silhouette of the distant hills were a treat to eyes.

 

way to sky cottage

way to sky cottage

 

The water falls near the cottage

The water falls near the cottage

 

Panoramic view from the cottage

Panoramic view from the cottage

 

I love the golden lines

I love the golden lines

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???????????????????? It was really cold by this time and the freshen up in the cottage was and ice cold affair. We lied down for some time and went for the lunch by 7.30 pm. There were two more groups at the base camp and they all were there in the open area where all used to take the food. They were enjoying the night in the warmth of the camp fire and we felt we should have also joined them earlier. The warmth of the camp fire was really comforting. We spent some time with all of them and returned to our cottage after having lunch by 10.pm. It was chilling cold by this time and we slept keeping the curtains open so that we can see the sky and stars. The cold overpowered our sleeps and we woke up early in the morning by 6.30 and got ready for the trekking to Meesapulimala.

View in the early morning

View in the early morning

?????????? By 7.30 we reached the base camp for Breakfast. A team was about to leave and we bid good bye to them promising that we will meet again somewhere. By 8.30 I and Ajith along with the B team started our trekking with packed lunch. Sabu was the acting guide for me and Ajith and the B team was led by Aneesh.  The trekking started through the forest covers behind the Sky cottage. Soon we reached a mud road which leads from Base camp to Rhodovalley. Two ways to reach Rhodovalley 1. To follow the mud road. 2. To take short route through the forest covers. Our plan was to take the short route through the forest and to return via the mud road. The trails started with a steep ascend which exhausted the sumptuous breakfast. In 30 minutes we reached the top of the falls and had our first break there. The walk was through marshy land and almost every one of us had leeches crawling in our legs. But after that we entered into some plain grass lands and from this point the walk was little easier and we could cover more distance in less time.

The trekking trail begins like this.

The trekking trail begins like this.

 

View from the top of the falls

View from the top of the falls

after the tiring tug of war with leeches

after the tiring tug of war with leeches

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The rhododendron tree.

The rhododendron tree.

 

Rhodovalley... This is where the camping happens

Rhodovalley… This is where the camping happens

By 10.15 we reached Rhodovalley which was 6 kms from base camp and had a break of 15 minutes. There where leach attacks in between and the B team members got a number of bites. I and Ajith had less compared to them. We deterred back and unconfined the salt war against them at the check dam in Rhodovalley. Crossing the large valley through the grass lands we reached the base of a mountain and Sabu said Meesapulimala is behind this mountain. I was anxious to see the destination and wanted to ascend fast but all I could do was to drag my foot one after another. Don’t know why but I was feeling very tired. But the fact which I later realized was that I have reached the maximum level of my stamina. Walking 8 km through the steep hills drained out my stamina.

Hills we crossed

Hills we crossed

 

Not any more...

Not any more…

Getting to the top of the mountain Sabu showed me the Meesapulimala. It was an enormous structure to look at and the very sight itself boosted me up and I decided I won’t turn back leaving this giant unconquered. We had to cross yet another valley and in another 20 minutes we reached the base of Meesapulimala. All the team members were tired and we took a break before starting the final lap. Slow and study we started Sabu leading the team. But the other team members were not picking speed and he had to stay back behind them with Aneesh.

First sight of the target

First sight of the target

Panoramic view of the whole range of hills including Meesapulimala towards the right

Panoramic view of the whole range of hills including Meesapulimala towards the right

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towards the tip

towards the tip

The final Lap it seemed almost impossible....

The final Lap it seemed almost impossible….

 

Finally on top of the giant

Finally on top of the giant

 

Rest of the team down the line

Rest of the team down the line

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The others making it to the top

The others making it to the top

Panoramic view from the top

Panoramic view from the top

Felt like on top of the world...Nothing any where near was above us...

Felt like on top of the world…Nothing any where near was above us…

There were no obstructions in front and the top of the peak was visible from that point I took permission from the guide and started over to lead giving others time to breath. Don’t know from where I got that energy but I wanted to do the whole final ascend in one stretch and so did i. I neither looked up the top nor did I look back for them as I knew they will be ok with two guides. Just concentrated on my foot and kept both my legs move one after the other. The fresh air was helping a lot. A long breath was enough to continue whenever I felt like stopping.

taking a breath...

taking a breath…

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Kolukkumalai...Could see the tea factory in the distance ...But cameras didnt reach..

Kolukkumalai…Could see the tea factory in the distance …But cameras didnt reach..

By 11.40 I touched the top of Meesapulimala and looked back to see the other still midway or little above that.  They were having breaks photo sessions and all but I cared most for getting to the top. It was a great moment of happiness when I reached the top. The view from the top was simply unbelievable. All the surrounding hills seemed like little dwarfs and it made Meesapulimala really a giant. The three giants of Top station seemed a prototype of what we see from the top station view point.  I clicked the view but I could never get the real picture that we can see with bare eyes. Cameras could copy 60% of what we can see there I would say. Beauty unlimited was lying in front of me. We could see the Kolukkumalai hills, Yellapetty, top station, Kurangini area, and lot of other hills which even my guide couldn’t name. After 15 odd minutes the other also reached the top and we had a breathing time of 30 minutes. Cameras went on clicking. There was no need of composing a scene for taking pictures. Just point the camera to any direction you feel and click it will be good picture.

Its time to say good bye to Meesapulimala

Its time to say good bye to Meesapulimala

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By 12.30 it was time for us to say good bye to Meesapulimala. We were taking another route while descending and Sabu showed the way in front. He pointed to another large mountain and said we need to cross that and after that there will be only descends. With a full heart we started descending through the other side. Descended down the hills and covered a valley. Then there were small small hills which was easier to walk through. A look back would give the Majestic view of Meesapulimala. By 2 pm we were on top of the last hill and descended with a light heart keeping in mind the words from our guide Sabu that from this point there were only descends and no ascends.

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A beautifull valley on the way...

A beautifull valley on the way…

 

Am all alone .... Come back for me...Does it say so ?

Am all alone …. Come back for me…Does it say so ?

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The hill is completely covered with Neelakurinji plants...Imagine the beauty of it when it blooms...

The hill is completely covered with Neelakurinji plants…Imagine the beauty of it when it blooms…

 

A herd of Neelgiri Thar... Unlike the ones in Rajamala they swifts as soon as they feel us...

A herd of Neelgiri Thar… Unlike the ones in Rajamala they swifts as soon as they feel us…

On the edge...

On the edge…

There was a small stream flowing through the valley of the hill and we stopped there for having our packed lunch. All were exorbitantly hungry and the food was over in no time. The water in the stream was ice cold and some of the team member wanted to take a dip. I also had a feeling against getting into the stream at first but later decided to take a dip. The water was really Ice cold (literally). Who ever got into the stream didn’t stay there for more than 30 seconds. Step into the water take a dip and get out that was all what everyone could do. It was deadly cold I would say. If we stay in that water for elongated period there will be some adverse effects for sure. I also stepped in took a dip and got out. For some time I could not even fist my fingers. But after all the action was very effective for all of us to overcome the fatigue of the long walk and all were ready to move on.

 

A stream from the heaven...

A stream from the heaven…

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The long view of Meesapulimala

The long view of Meesapulimala

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IMG_1165By 3.00 pm we reached Rhodovalley again and as there were no ascends we were taking no breaks and by this time mist has covered up the whole place and the atmosphere cooled off making our time easier On the way we saw the new cottages that are coming in Rhodovalley.

New cottages getting completed in Rhodovalley

New cottages getting completed in Rhodovalley

Marching the final Lap...

Marching the final Lap…

By 4.30 we were back in the Sky cottage. It was little late to our schedules. We wanted to leave atleast by 4 pm so as to minimize night drive duration. But everything has gone for a toss when it started drizzling again. We had a quick fresh up and we started from sky cottage by 5pm saying good bye to Shine, Aneesh, Sabu and the other team. The 2 km off road I had to cover alone and poor Ajith was made to walk the two kms again. The drizzling and mist left me with no options other than to cover the stretch alone. Although I managed to reach the plain grounds safely I slipped dangerously in the wet stones two three times which I am sure would not have done with a Pillion rider. Rain was there but we couldn’t wait for it to subside as we had to cover atleast till Neryamangalam which route was considered unpredictable. So against the rain we kept on moving. As Ajith had to attend office mandatorily on Monday we couldn’t think of anything else other than moving. Though we couldn’t ride fast it meant covering as much as distance possible.  In between we stopped two times due to heavy rain and one such stop we could stop near a restaurant and had our food. We were extremely hungry.

There was no other way than to ignore the rain and we just carried on. Till Neryamangalam it was raining and after that the climate was pleasant. Could cover a fair amount of distance and by 9.30 we reached Cochin.  We went straight to Vytilla hub and a bus to Trivandrum was supposed to come by 10.pm. The bus was surprisingly sharp in time and he boarded the bus. I reached room by 10.30 had a refreshing bath. There was severe body pain from the 25 km walk in the wild and the long bike ride. Had a quick look at the pics taken and slipped into sleep bidding thanks to Mother Nature for keeping us safe for the day.

Meesapulimala trekking is the longest and hardest one I had so far. Strictly not recommended for first timers and the week ones. We need to walk almost 25 to and from to complete the day. Though it was a strenuous day we regret nothing and want to do it again sooner. We already have our plans to hit back with the Yellapetty trekking which is tougher. Some other options also told by the officials and guide like Kurunjimala, Meesapulimala through Kolukkumalai side are in preference hopefully will do it soon.

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87 Comments
  1. Noted sir. Please provide the details of Kolli hills trekking i will plan in future. I am also planning for meesapulimala in March or April from Kurangini side. As it take 2-3 days have to check for available week ends. Thanks for the reply. Keep in touch.

  2. Hello rakesh, is it compulsory to take permission to trek Meesapulimala ??!! Could you please giv eme ur contact number so that i can call u ?

    Thank in advance

    thejal

    • Hi Thejal…Meesapulimala trekking from Munnar Kerala is organized by KTDC( Kerala tourism development corporation) with packages. Though some people do the trekking from Kurangini Village in Theni district Tamilnadu.( Kurangini > Kolukkumala > Meesapulimala) We cannot always rely on this packages as they may not be authentic. Meesapulimala is a highly restricted Bio reserve. There can be some trouble if you are intercepted by authorities while trekking without proper permissions.

      My contact number is 9745112411 or else you can mail me @ rakeshgetsmail@gmail.com.

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    • Hi Noushad

      Its 37 km approximate from Munnar to base camp. You need to take a right deviation from Echo point to reach Silent valley base camp. Please ensure you have sufficient permission from KFDC Office in Munnar before traveling.

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    • Hi Anandu

      Thanks for visiting the site and I am happy that the content was useful for you.
      Agastyarkoodam is tougher as the distance to be covered is more. It is almost 24 km one side. We need at least two days to complete Agastyarkoodam. Meesapulimala although is the highest among the two it cannot be considered as the toughest. It can be said as a moderate gradient while Agastya is tougher.

    • Agastyakoodam will be tougher compared to Meesapulimalai. Agasthyaoodam one side trekking is around 27 km and last 7-10 kms is steep hill. We need at least 2 days to ascend and descend. This is second highest peak in Kerala.First is anamudy.

        • yeah…finally i got a chnc to trek meesapulimala….its not tht hard as i thought..
          actually agastyakoodm is very much harder thn this..
          can i hv ur contact number or fb id…
          plzz share details of other trekin paradises

      • i’ve been to agasthyakoodam…actualy its like 73 kms within 2 days as noted by my app…..
        but the scenic beauty woths our effort

  5. well written and good article – very adventurous and I almost felt I walked with you based on the clear descriptions and also your experience.

    Keep posting such adventures and good luck.

  6. nice article and photos!
    keep it up!
    we would like to visit on april 3rd week , is there tekking available this time??
    how can we conduct a trekking? can u please tell me what to do after reaching munnar??

    • Dear Hashim

      Meesapulimala trek can be arranged online only. You can book online.
      Both rooms and tenting options are available.
      Please call KFDC office Munnar before reaching and check availability.

  7. Nice Photos & Article ….
    Have you guys trekked to Agasthyarkoodam …. I think its the Most beautiful & Dangerous Trekking Place in Kerala
    Is the Trekking in Meesapulimala available whole year ? Or Like Agasthyarkoodam is it limited ?

    • Hi Deepak

      thanks for visit the site and your time. Though i have done some treks in the ranges I could not go to Agastyarkoodam as of now. The same is getting banned now as it has been added on to the list of Bio spots of UNESCO.
      Meesapulimala trekking is available throughout the year. There is no season for that. The program is conducted by KFDC and they have packages. Booking can be done online.

  8. Dr, Rakesh

    Excellent travelouge written by you….superb images…everything was pakka..
    can u give me the total cost paided frm ur side to trekking at Meesapulimala…

    • Hi Manu

      Thanks for visiting the site and good to know that the content was interesting to you.
      That time i paid Rs 4000 for the sky cottage. Now the rate has increased. It is a package and the program is organized by KFDC. You can book the package online in

    • Dear Afsal

      There is no day trekking package available in Meesapulimala. Only KFDC package trekking is there. The same can be booked online. You can call me @ 9745112411 if you want any support.

  9. Hey. We’re planning to go to the place in July from Bangalore. Can you help us with the nearest railway station from meesapulimala ? And also is it necessary to have a guide at this place ?

    • Dear Sharath.

      Munnar doesn’t have a rail network nearby. Though if you want to travel by train, the nearest railway station is Aluva(Kerala) 110kms, Ernakulam(Kerala) is 130kms and Madurai(Tamilnadu) is 135kms. Munnar is very well connected with this places via public and private transport. You can trek Meesapulimala only by taking permission from Kerala forest department. I am arranging treks to Meesapulimala. So if you want some support you may connect with me in 9745112411

    • Dear Suresh.

      Kolukkumala is in the opposite side of Meesapulimala(towards the Tamilnadu side). There is a trail leading to Meesapulimala from Kolukkumala but it is illegal to take that route until and unless you are getting written permission from Tamilnadu Forest department( Nowadays they don’t issue permission for this route). We are planning some events in Meesapulimala and Kolukkumala in July also and you may join us if you don’t mind. You may connect with me in 9745112411 for more details.

    • Hi Jishnu

      Meesapulimala trek is open throughout the year. Though Monsoon months can be avoided as it would be difficult in this months(June,July). Post Monsoon will be the best time preferably October to February.

  10. hi,
    we are planning to visit meeshapulimala by last of this month (july) we are from trivandrum,which is the best route to reach there? i heared that bike is not allowed, is it true? can we use our two wheelers till base camp??

    • Hi Athul

      It is raining in Munnar as well as Meesapulimala now… Though online booking is available If climate is not good you may not be able to trek up to Meesapulimala. Some of the recent visitors couldn’t trek due to rough weather. So my suggestion is to book it after the Monsoon. You can reach Base camp in Bike. Make sure your bike is in good condition. Last 2 km is rough terrain and off road.

      • hi author,
        Nice article and pictures.
        Excellent travelouge written ….superb images…everything was good and in good simple language.
        We’re planning to go to the place in July from KAYAMKULAM [ALLEPPEY dist].
        Is it possible to do the trek in one day, without staying ?.
        we planned the trip last day for next week (approx on July27). we planned a 3 day trip covering the places MARAYOOR, CHINNAR, ERAVIKULAM, MATTUPETTY , ECO POINT, MEESAPULIMALA, etc…
        And on return we planned to cover RAMAKKALMEDU, IDUKKI RESEVOIR AND THEKKADY.

        On first day we can only reach munnar at about 11am. but the confused thing is that where did we start their.Please help us to arrange our trip by ordering a shedule by arranging it with INCLUDING or EXCLUDING places with a three day trip from 27th July 2016 11am to 29th July 4pm at Kumily or (PARUNTHUMPARA).

        We also know the climate is not good for MEESAPULIMALA. But we also have a chance to take risk.

        one more thing is that about the meesapulimala and kollukkumala. it is totally confused.
        where can we start to go fo meesapulimala .
        is the 2 place same or not.
        is it possible to go for meesapulimala in the 2nd day, if we start our 2nd day journey at early morning (5am) from the Munnar?

        • Hi Arun

          Thanks for visiting the site and compliments.

          Day trekking is not allowed in Meesapulimala. Besides Meesapulimala is closed now due to rough weather and the trekking packages will reinstate only by the End of August it seems.Meesapulimala trekking packages to be booked online in KFDC site (I can help you with that when it is possible). Advance payment to be done. It can be done as a two day venture only.

          Meesapulimala and Kolukkumala are two different places though both are geographically very close to each other. To go to Meesapulimala you have to take a right deviation from Eco point on the way to Top station from Munnar. Access to Kolukkumala is through Suryanelli which is in the gap road.

          Assuming that you might be staying in Munnar you can visit Kundala Dam, Mattupetti Dam, Eco point, Top station, Pambaadumshola National park, Vattavada etc on the first day (43 Km one side). Second day you may visit Iravikulam National park, Marayur, Kanthallor and Chinnar (75 km one side). You may exclude Kanthalloor if you dont want to rush.(Excluding Kanthallor – 45 km one side). Third day if you start early you can visit Rammakkalmedu Parunthumpara and Thekkady (152 km one side). You may be reaching Thekkady in the evening only by that time all ecotourism activities of Thekkady like nature trails, trek, boating etc may come to an end so your ride can be futile. Plan it accordingly.

          Thanks and have a safe journey.

  11. Dear sir I am planning to go there really soon I was wondering if I can do the treking alone instead of Pre booking one I am planning to start the climb in the morning and reach Back in the evening is it possible if not will you please tell me the rates of the treking packages

    • Sravan

      It is not possible to do such a trek there. Only option is to take the package of KFDC. I am organizing a trek to Meesapulimala on Sep 3rd and 4th. if you wish you can also join. Now climate is not good and hence the package is blocked. Even if you go you may not be able to trek to the top as it is raining there. You may connect with me @ 9745112411

  12. Hi,

    Really enjoyed reading your blog. We are actually planning on a Meesapulimala trekking in the beginning of sept. We will be starting from kochi. Our earlier plan was to limit the trip to one day, which you made clear from the above comments that its not possible. If its a two day trip, would you please advice the timings and stuff for the journey. Also, regarding the stay.
    Please mail me these details which would be very helpful.
    Thanks

    • Hi Sara

      Thanks for reading. Yes you are right. Meesapulimala trekking is a two day package organized by KFDC. Their package includes food accommodation trek etc. You can book the package and go for it. I along with a 20 member team will be there in the first week end of Sep(3rd and 4th). If you are coming on the same date we may meet also. If you want some assistance you may connect with me @ 9745112411.

  13. Hi Author,

    First of all i would like to say that ki Its Nicely written in simple words.
    Am an wander lust and i keep reading everyone’s travelogue:D But This was the best one I felt.

    Expecting to read more from you Rakesh:)

  14. Hi Rakesh, Very nice to see the fotos and the information you shared here.

    I am planning to visit Meeshapulimala this september 15th may be 16th.
    You said we can reach the base camp by our own vehicle. If we reach there early morning, can we start the trek and complete it and descend the very same day.
    curious to know.
    waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance

    • Dear Varun…thanks for visiting the site.

      Meesapulimala trekking is organized by govt authority and can be visited by selecting their packages. The package is for two days. There is no one day trekking there. First day you will be camping overnight ion tents/rooms and next morning they take you for trekking. As of now they don’t offer any one day trekking packages.

  15. Hey,
    Everything from the beginning of your travalouge was awsome and you really got great photography skills.

    How was the food?twhat were they?

    So,what i found from the kfdc site is that only four persons are allowed in the sky cottage,actually we are six persons in total.

    Any solution?

    • Hi Junaid. Thanks for visiting the site.

      First day night food will be like chappathi, rice, Chicken curry and all. Good food. Morning break fast will be keralastyle with two options. Packed lunch for the second day will be chappathi and veg curry for ease of packing and having.

      Maximum 4 people are allowed in Sky cottage. If 6 members you will have to opt 1 tent also.

      • Thank you for the valuable information rakesh.

        I wish you keep exploring new destinations and keep making such impressive travelogues.

        Onceagain,thank you

  16. I am travelling solo..haha I’m a lady from chennai..and I have my camping kit and I would like 1 night camping in top station..kindly suggest.

    • Camping facility is available in top station.. You can approach the ticket counter in Top station for more details. Unfortunately I don’t have the contact number of them.

  17. Woww, coool, they way you wrotes is so touching and feels like im still there, Keep it up

    Last month we did visited this awesome place and its one of the best of all time.

  18. hi
    i am balaji from dharapuram,tamil nadu. I am planning to visit Meeshapulimala this jan 22,2017. walking Meeshapulimala moring 7am? we are came to bike.

  19. Rakesh,
    Planning two day trip at Munnar on next month ,Including kolukkumala and ramakkalmedu pls share a good plan.

  20. Hi I will be visiting this trek from kollukumalai side on 28/05/17 to 29/05/17. Any one can join with me in this expendition.

    whatsapp me at 9940302528.

    • Hi Kiran

      Trek to Meesapulimala via Kolukkumala is legally not allowed. Local will do this and you may be detained if found there unauthorized. It is not recommended.

      DO not try this

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