Anamudi is the highest peak in India, to the south of the Himalayas with the height of 2695mts. Tourists who like adventure and risk can attempt to climb this peak. Unfortunately Anamudi is one of the most neglected places of Kerala where beauty dwells in harmony with nature. anamudi is only 15 kilometers from Munnar. The munnar tourist must visit the place otherwise they missed many thing from they visit.
Passing Kundala Dam, the drive will be diverted through a beautiful valley to Anamudi Shola National Park, which is touted as the “biggest Shola forest in the world”. You will be taken through 8 kilometers of this park, where you can spot most of the endemic birds of the region.It towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The hill is abundant in all kinds of rare flora and fauna, but the most well known among them is Neelakurinji.
This is an ideal spot for trekking and camping, and the Eravikulam National Park, at a trekking distance north of Anamudi, is a nearby attraction. It, a heaven to natural lovers, is the highest peak in the Western Ghats in India it is look like elephant head from the top peek .
It is best known for the endangered Nilgiri tahr (hemitragus hylocrious) although it does harbour a number of other equally interesting denizens such as Atlas moth (the largest of its kind in the world), Nilgiri langurs, lion-tailed macaques, leopards and tigers.
If trekking to the top of the anamudi you have that awesome experience of being in an enchanted land with natures’ delight all around. The silvery cascade of Chinnar waterfalls is really breathtaking where the inhabitants like Atlas Moth, the largest of its kind in the world, Lion tailed macaque, Leopards and Tigers are well preserved in their indigenous ways. The area is rich in medicinal plants like wintergreen, Anaphilis and Impatiens. Winter and summer are the ideal seasons for touring. Photo fanatics may able to capture some nice shots of colourful birds and wild animals in its natural element.
Those who want to do trekking should take permission from Eravikulam National Park authorities. You may contact the authorities for trekking and weather details.
Contact for permission
Forest Information Centre,
Wildlife Warden’s Office,
Munnar.P.O, Idukki-685 612, Kerala.
Tel: +91 4865 231587
Other Contact Address
The Wild Life warden,
Munnar Wlidlife Division, Munnar.
Tel: +91 4865 231587.
District Promotion Council Information Centre
Old Munnar Road, Idukki- 685 612 .
Tel: +91 4865 231 516.