Anamudi Peak


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Anamudi Peak Overview

Ranked 5 of 65 sightseeing in Munnar

Being the highest peak in the Western Ghats and in South India, the Anamudi Peak is located in the pleasant hill station of Munnar in the Eravikulam National Park of the Kerala state. It has a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres. ‘Anamudi’ refers to – elephant’s forehead. It is named after this because the mountain literally looks like an elephant’s forehead. This peak is home to Asian Elephants, Gaurs and the rare Nilgiri Tahrs.

The peak is prominent for the Neela Kurinji flowers which bloom every twelve years. What is remarkably beautiful to watch from here is the Vaigai and Thamirabarani Rivers flowing eastward and the Periyar River flowing into the Arabian Sea. Trekkers fall in love with this place because it gives one a satisfying experience like never before. A lot of wildlife, cultivation of spices and water bodies can be seen from the peak. The sunrise is a treat to the eyes and words will not suffice to explain the beauty of it

There are no separate charges that one will have to pay after entering the Eravikulam National Park, though entry is sometimes restricted due to weather conditions. The finest time to visit this gorgeous place in God’s own country would be from November to May. The best possible way to get there is by road.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Vibha Singh

Vibha Singh4.3/5

6 reviews

Beautiful place with a small trek

The place is located at really located at top of Munnar, Bus service is available at the entrance of the park to the peak.There is a small museum at the peak which tells a little history about the place and species of animals and the flowers that can be found there. You can walk along the park to enjoy the view, the view from the top is breath taking.You have to purchase ticket at the entrance of the park and get the bus to the top, spend some quality time exploring the flora and the fauna and take a bus back again to the entrance of the park. The last bus that goes from peak to the park entrance is around 6:30.Great place for photography.

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Krishna Todi

Krishna Todi5.0/5

1 review

Superb and big place to see

This is a super and big place to see! Awesome scene and pure natural! No words to express that how much a couple feels like heaven! Finally an amazing place to see along with friends with better half with partners and with parents too.

Afsal Pepe

Afsal Pepe3.6/5

1 review

Anamudi Peak - The landscape

Can't wait to visit the Anamudi Peak. I can't express my passion on this place. It is the best peak in Kerala. The best time to visit there is day time. The natural beauty can't be described with my words, only we can experience it.

Surajit Samanta

Surajit Samanta4.6/5

11 reviews

Nice sunrise view from the peak

Specially in sunrise, you just fall in love with Munnar. It's nearby place of Munnar, in winter a cool charming weather is there.

Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph4.3/5

201 reviews

Just amazing to be on the tallest peak in South India

Anamudi Peak, the 2, 700 meters high mountain is believed to be the highest point in India outside the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. The peak is in the Eravikulam National Park and is home to one of the largest surviving populations of Asian Elephants, Gaurs and the Nilgiri Tahrs. The mountain, covered with evergreen forests and inhabited by endemic flora and fauna and a vibrant avian life, is a paradise in the wild. The green forest is also the source of some large and scenic rivers in Kerala and the nearby State of Tamil Nadu. We started from the entrance to the Eravikulam National Park on the bus plying between through the zigzag road to the National Park. On reaching the last point, we had to walk and the view, the cool breeze and the blowing mist was astounding. We all felt bit difficult to breathe when we reached a highland where we can see green meadows, rocks and a pond. It was difficult to go up to the mountaintop and we had to turn back to catch the last bus leaving.

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Mohammed Iqbal

Mohammed Iqbal4.3/5

2 reviews

Heaven, you shouldn't miss in your lifetime

We group of 12 colleagues planned for a tour to Munnar and we visited Anamudi Peak by local jeep. Believe it is one of the feel like heaven place to be visited once in a lifetime. Such a mind-blowing view and surrounding. Mesmerized every single second we stayed there.

Namita Rath

Namita Rath4.3/5

2 reviews

Really scenic beauty

Anamudi peak in the Eravikulam National Park is the highest peak in south India. Drive up to the hilltop is little scary by the park's vehicle but it is worth going. Surrounded by tea gardens and Nilgiri Tahr the views are just amazing. We really feel that we can touch the cloud. Must visit for every tourists.

Rishad Patla

Rishad Patla4.3/5

1 review

The view is heavenly

One of the must visit attractions in Munnar. Worth the visit. I and my friends enjoyed a lot. The view is heavenly. Your heart will literally stop, when you see such an amazing place.

Harsh Sinhal

Harsh Sinhal4.6/5

2 reviews

A great place for a visit, best suited for couples

A great place for a visit. Best suited for couples. Seriously, after visiting this place you will get to know why Kerala is know as God's own country. I feel like visiting it again.

Susan kumar mohapatra

Susan kumar mohapatra5.0/5

4 reviews

Nice scenery and location all around

Very best place to visit with family members. The scenery was very good. The location was very good. Very cheerful to take snaps there. Mind blowing sceneries.

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