Perumal Peak


14.1/5(8 Ratings)

Perumal Peak Overview

Ranked 36 of 50 sightseeing in Kodaikanal
Perumal Peak, situated at about 11 km from Kodaikanal, is a preferred spot for trekking enthusiasts. Situated at an elevation of 2,440 m, Perumal Peak is the highest peak in Perumal Malai hills. Snuggled in the Western Ghats, this peak offers an excellent view of Nilgiri Hills and the surrounding Western Ghats. Few locals here say that the peak was once a volcano and it had stopped erupting 1000 years ago.
The trekking path leading to the top of the peak is safe and is considered an easy trek, even for beginners. The trekking trail starts at Neutral Saddle near Perumal Mallai, a small village at the base of the peak. Though part of the forest area, there are no restrictions for hiking here and anyone can trek the peak without permission from the Forest Department.
It takes about four hours to climb up and down the peak. The best time for trekking with the whole family is from the months January to May during which the weather remains pleasant. Trekking during monsoon can be fun, but risky due to leeches and essential precautionary measures have to be taken.
Taxi services are also available for people who cannot climb the peak.

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What travellers are saying about Perumal Peak

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Ashok raj

Ashok raj5.0/5

5 reviews

Good place for Kids

It's a nice park with excellent amenities for children. Life time experience to watch your kids in the nice weather. Unforgettable place, well maintained plantations.

Anurag Bhargava

Anurag Bhargava2.5/5

2 reviews

Poor show and the taxi travel was costly

Poor show and the taxi travel was costly. The place was not so clean and it was completely covered by clouds so the view was not clear. People were completely money minded and instead of giving any help to the travellers they just needed money. There are no proper places for rest. This can really become a good tourist place if proper attention is taken.



6 reviews

Marvelous View

Its very beautiful experience and marvelous view of the perumal peak.

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Perumal Peak, Kodaikanal

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