Meesapulimala beckons adventure lovers to its scintillating peaks

Trekkers need to reach the Rhodo Mansion in Silent Valley from Munnar in an off – road vehicle. Photo: Shutterstock

Visitors have been flocking to Meesapulimala, the tourist spot that gained a must-see destination status after Dulquer Salmaan's character spoke about it in the film Charlie. The misty spot, which is 24 km from Munnar, is renowned for its picturesque scenery and cool drizzles. One of the tallest peaks in South India, Meesapulimala is also the hotspot of the highly adventurous. The rain clouds look fluffy and beautiful from atop the hill. Meanwhile, the Kerala Forest Development Corporation organises exciting trekking trips to Meesapulimala. Trekkers need to reach the Rhodo Mansion in Silent Valley from Munnar in an off-road vehicle. The remaining four kilometres stretch consists mostly of 'motta kunnu' or hillocks. Two-wheelers aren’t permitted here.

A popular shooting spot
Meesapulimala has been one of the top destinations for movie-makers in the country for the last couple of years. Rohit Shetty's blockbuster 'Chennai Express' was shot here. Meesapulimala has been a favourite in the Tamil movie industry too. Dhanush romances Amyra Dastur in the song ' Roja Kadale' from the movie Anegan here. Dulqur Salman's movie Vai Moodi Pesuvam was also shot here.
How to book
Those who need to see the sunrise should reach Rhodo Mansion (base camp) at 5.30 am. The trekking begins from 9 am onwards. Rs 1,000 is charged per head for the trek and Rs 2,360 for tent camping. For three meals, accommodation, trekking and the service of a guide, Sky Cottage and Rhodo Mansion charge Rs 3,540. Book the trek at this website.
Contact details:
Kerala Forest Development Corporation
Munnar Office
Ph: +91 4865 230332

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