Adventure / Trekking | Wildlife
#21 of 29 Places to Visit in Munnar
Distance (From Munnar): 15 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Days
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 20 Kms from Munnar, Anamudi Peak in Western Ghats is the highest point in South India and also the highest point in India outside the Himalaya-Karakoram, at an altitude of 8842 feet. Anamudi is also famous for Kurunji flowers that blossom once in 12 years. It is one of the places most commonly represented for Munnar Tourism and among the best trekking places for adventure lovers as part of Kerala Packages.
Located inside the Eravikulam National Park, it is a famous trekking destination in Kerala which offers breathtaking views of Western Ghats and a lifetime experience with wonderful nature views. This is also one of the top tourist places to visit in munnar. Anamudi, together with the Eravikulam Park, is home to one of the largest surviving populations of Asian elephants, Gaurs and Nilgiri Tahrs. Anamunid is one of the top trekking destinations in Munnar.
The 2-3 days trekking programming starts at foothill of Eravikulam with night halts at tribal hamlets inside the forest. Taking prior permission from Wildlife authorities is mandatory before starting the trek to Anamudi peak. It is advisable to take guided tours from travel agents in Munnar, who will provide food, guide, accommodation, permissions, pick up / drop and all other facilities.
In order to just view the Anamudi peak from a distance, visitors can take the guided mini bus tour of Eravikulam National Park which will take to the viewpoint that offers panoramic view of Anamudi and other surrounding peaks.
Trekking Anamudi is a bit tough assignment and needs prior trekking experience.
Contact details of Wildlife authorities to obtain permission.
Other contact addresses:
The Wild life Warden,
Munnar Wildlife Division,
Tel: +91 4865 231587
Forest Information Centre
Wildlife Warden's Office
Munnar PO, Idukki
Kerala, India - 685 612
Tel: +91 4865 231587
E-mail: [email protected]