Anamudi Peak

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  • Address: Idukki District, Munnar 685602, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +91-4865231587
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Family And Kids, Peak, Picnic Spot, Nature

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Awaken your senses and connect to the raw beauty of the paradise beneath the Anamudi Peak. Pick up an ideal retreat for an exciting holiday and let it be this peak. It’s time for you to get your own share of paradise. When was the last time you heard the music of streams or the symphony of birds singing? Gaze at an expanse of green as far as the eye can see. Observe the cloud engulfing the peak and let your mind wander. Embrace the blossoming flowers and the fragrant forest. Combine your events with magnificent sunrise and sunset and take in memorable views. Simply put, Anamudi Peak is heaven for trekkers, photographers and nature lovers.

About an hour drive from Munnar, this peak is known as the Himalayas of southern India. It is thought to be the highest peak in the Western Ghats, a peak wrapped in tea plantations. On both sides of the road, the scent and sight of tea gardens welcomes you. The word Anamudi means Elephant forehead, and it is home to Asia’s largest surviving population of Elephants. Endangered Gaurs, Nilgiri Langurs, lion tailed Macaque, Leopards and Bengal tigers have made their home here. The peak is also habitat to a unique frog. Here’s an opportunity to watch wild animals in their natural habitat.

The hills are peppered with interesting flora and fauna. The green forest is fed by large, scenic rivers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are plenty of public transport, but the only way to reach the peak is by trekking. The grassy slopes of the north and south are easy to climb but the east and west are steep. You are allowed to trek up to 2 kilometres with facilities provided by the authorities. Ardent trekkers however must get a permit from Eravikulam National Park authorities. The climb is possible after the authorities check weather conditions. You can camp here as well and let the mountain air revitalise you. At the top of the Peak, the climate is cold and misty. Clouds cuddle your feet while you soak in fresh, cool air filled with the scent of tea leaves. 

Anamudi Peak Information

  • Wear thick socks when descending because of tiny parasites which may crawl onto you.
  • Carry packed food and bottles water for trekking.
  • Winter and summer are ideal seasons to visit.
  • From June to September, the monsoons make the trail slippery.
  • Carry your own camping gear.

Restaurants Near Anamudi Peak

  • Saravana Bhavan: Indian
  • Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya Restaurant: Indian
  • T&U Leisure Hotel Restaurant: Indian, Buffet
  • Bellmount Restaurant: Indian

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TripHobo Highlights for Anamudi Peak

  • Anamudi Peak Address: Idukki District, Munnar 685602, India
  • Anamudi Peak Contact Number: +91-4865231587
  • Anamudi Peak Timing: 24-hrs
  • Anamudi Peak Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Anamudi Peak(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Anamudi Peak: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Anamudi Peak

  • 95% of people who visit Munnar include Anamudi Peak in their plan

  • 26.64% of people start their Anamudi Peak visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Anamudi Peak

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anamudi Peak

People normally club together Rose Garden and Top Station while planning their visit to Anamudi Peak.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • It's the highest peak in south India it's an awesome place to visit. Most of the places are covered by tea plantations and hills. It's a must visit place in south India. It's a great place to spend a day with friends or family. Also there are many other attractions nearby

  • It was really awesome experience to be here. There are tea estates and deep shola forest. One can enjoy here unique kind of flowers which you must have not seen anywhere. There were flowering trees which were 3-4 m in height. It's a superb place for bird and butterfly lovers. One can see many wild animals too. Climate will be too chill in winters . There was no mobile phone signal except BSNL at particular locations. It's a really great place to visit.

  • Highest peak in south India. Cool weather. A really good way to escape from the summer heat.

  • Beautiful place which is slowly being explored. Pristine hills, green foliage and fresh air is what you can expect here. Occassional encounter with elephants can be expected. The terrain is hilly in nature so people with motion sickness take necessary precautions.

  • Anamudi (Malayalam pronunciation: ​[aːnɐmʊɖi], ആനമുടി) is a mountain located in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Kerala and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft)[1][2] and a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres (8,133 ft).[3] It lies on the border of Devikulam Taluk, Idukki district and Kothamangalam Taluk, Ernakulam district.[5] The name Anamudi literally translates to "elephant's forehead," a reference to the resemblance of the mountain to an elephant's head.[6] Anamudi Anaimudi Anamudi, on the right, as seen from the Munnar-Udumalpettai highway Highest point Elevation 2,695 m (8,842 ft) [1][2] Prominence 2,479 m (8,133 ft) [3] Isolation 2,115 kilometres (1,314 mi) Listing Ultra List of Indian states and territories by highest point Coordinates 10°10′09″N 77°03′38″E [4] Naming Translation Elephant mountain (Malayalam) Geography Anamudi Location of Anamudi Peak in Kerala Show map of Kerala Show map of India Show all Location Border of Kothamangalam Taluk, Ernakulam district and Devikulam Taluk, Idukki district, Kerala, India[5] Parent range Anaimalai Hills, Western Ghats Geology Age of rock Cenozoic (100 to 80 mya) Mountain type Fault-block Climbing First ascent General Douglas Hamilton in 1862 Easiest route hike [Full screen] The first recorded ascent of Anamudi was by General Douglas Hamilton of the Madras Army on May 4, 1862,[citation needed] but it is likely that there had been earlier ascents by local people. Anamudi peak is one of only three ultra prominent peaks in South India. It is also the peak with the greatest topographic isolation within India.[7]It is the highest point in India south of Himalayas. Thus it is known as "Everest of South India".[8]

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