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Meesapulimala Trekking: Everything You Need to Know-Top 25 Useful Tips

Meesapulimala is situated near Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala. The Kerala Forest Development Corporation offers trekking and camping at Meesapulimala. These programs are part of eco-tourism in Kerala.
 
The Kerala Forest Development Corporation is popularly known as KFDC. And they offer three distinct packages for Meesapulimala trekking & Meesapulimala camping, which includes:
 
  • Meesapulimala Base
  • Camp Meesapulimala Sky Cottage
  • Meesapulimala Rhodo Mansion
 
We have many articles published at www.Kochi2Ladaakh.com on Meesapulimala. And let us focus this article on the top questions asked about Meesapulimala:

How to book Meesapulimala Trekking and Camping packages online?

KFDC offers an online booking facility for Meeshapulimala stay and trek programs. (#more-details-will-be-updated-soon)


How to book Meesapuliamala Trekking and Camping packages offline?

KFDC also offers an offline booking facility for Meeshpulimala stay and trek programs. (#more-details-will-be-updated-soon)


How to reach Meesapulimala from Munnar?

Meesapulimala is situated near Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar to Meesapulimala Base camp is about a 1-hour journey and is about 22 km in distance.

Route: Munnar – KFDC Base Camp (Meesapulimala)


Where is the Munnar KFDC office located?

KFDC office is at about 2-3kms from Munnar Town. if you travel towards the Munnar – Marayoor Road, you will come to see Munnar Rose garden in a while. The KFDC office is present inside this beautiful Garden. Rose Garden is otherwise called KDFC Floriculture Center.


What is the Check-in policy?

You need to complete the formalities at KFDC Office Munnar before you do the check-in at base camp. Without the document verification & entry pass, you will not be allowed to check-in at the base camp


When to report at the KFDC office?

The check-in time is at about 2.00 pm. And it takes around 40-45 minutes to reach Meesapulimala Base Camp from the KFDC Office.


What is the itinerary for Meesapulimala KFDC packages?

The KFDC Meesapulimala package includes:

  • Trek to Meesapulimala,
  • Evening tea, dinner, breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation at Meesapulimala(Tent/Sky Cottage/Rhodo Mansion(based on the package selected)

Munnar to Meesapulimala/ Meesapulimala to Munnar transportation charges included in the package?

Transportation charges are not included in the package.


What is the distance of the trek from Base camp to Rhodo mansion?

The distance of the trek from KFDC Base camp to Rhodo mansion is about 4 km


What is the distance of the trek from Rhodo Mansion to Meesapulimala?

The distance of the trek from Rhodo Mansion to Meesapulimala is about 2.5 km


What is the distance of the trek from Base Camp to Rhodo Valley to Meesapulimala?

The distance of the trek from Base camp to Meesapulimala via Rhodo Valley is about 7.5 km


Munnar to Meesapulimala Bus?

There are no direct buses from Munnar to Meesapulimala. If you are coming via public transport, you can rent a taxi/auto from Munnar to reach Meesapulimala.


How to reach Meesapulimala from Ernakulam?

Ernakulam to Meesapulimala base camp is about 142 km distance. It takes approximately a 4.5-hour journey to reach Meesapulimala from Munnar.

  • Route: Ernakulam – Kothamangalam – Adimali – Munnar – Meesapulimala (KFDC Base Camp)

How to reach Meesapulimala from Chennai?

Chennai to Meesapulimala base camp is about 593 km distance via Road. It takes approximately a 12.5-hour journey to reach Chennai from Munnar.

  • Route by Train: Chennai – Ernakulam (on Train) and then Ernakulam to Munnar (Bus) and then Munnar to Meesapulimala (Taxi)
  • Route by Road: Chennai -Trichy – Dindigul – Theni – Bodyinayakanur – Devikulam – Meesalupulimala

Distance from Bangalore to Meesapulimala?

Bangalore to Meesapulimala base camp is about 479 km distance. It takes approximately 13 hours journey to reach Meesapulimala from Banglore.

  • Route: Bengaluru – Dharmapuri – Erode – Tiruppur – Udumalpet – Marayoor – Munnar – Meesapulimala

How to reach Meesapulimala from Thrissur?

Thrissur to Meesapulimala base camp is about 171 km distance. It takes approximately five hours to reach Meesapulimala from Thrissur.

  • Route: Thrissur – Chalakudy – Perumbavoor – Adimali – Munnar – KFDC Base Camp (Meesapulaimala Base Camp)

How to reach Meesapulimala from Trivandrum?

Trivandrum to Meesapulimala base camp is about 298 km distance. It takes approximately 7.5 hours journey to reach Meesapulimala from Trivandrum.

  • Route: Thiruvananthapuram – Adoor – Ranni – Thodupuzha – Munnar – Meesapulimala

Distance from Devikulam to Meesapulimala?

Devikulam to Meesapulimala is about 17 km distance. It takes about 50 minutes to reach Meesapulimala from Devikulam.


When is the best time to visit Meesapulimala?

December to February is the best time to visit Munnar. Weather will be pleasant during these months and the temperature will be close to 10 °C during this time. If you are a monsoon lover, June to September is the best time to Visit Munnar.


Are there any discounts for a group booking?

There are no discounts for group bookings.


Meesapulimala Google map route is correct?

If you search for Munnar to Meesapulimala route, the Google map will show the incorrect route. The route via Kolukkumalai is an illegal trek route to Meesapulimala. And if caught, there is a chance of getting fined by Kerala Forest Officers. To get the correct route, please search “KFDC Base Camp” in Google Map


Can I drive my 4 wheeler/2 wheeler to Meesapulimala Base Camp?

You can drive any type of vehicle to Meesapulimala Base Camp without much worry. The last 2 km consists of unpaved roads, and we do see no issues with the condition of the road. Also, there is ample parking area at and before the base camp.


Can I drive my 4 wheeler/2 wheeler to Rhodo Mansion from Base camp?

If you have opted for the Rhodo Mansion package, you can drive to Rhodo Mansion from Base Camp. But you must need an offroader/ “powerful” 2-wheeler for this. Else you can do a small trek/rent a jeep to reach Rhodo Mansion.


Jeep Ride to Rhodo Mansion from Base camp?

A jeep ride from Base camp to Rhodo Mansion and vice versa is possible during the day of the trekking. This is helpful for people who wish to reduce the distance of the trek. Jeeps are subject to availability. Always check the jeep rate and opt for it while completing the check-in formalities.


Extra Tip #1

If you are coming via public transport, plan your return journey on Day 01 itself. Else you may be stuck with unnecessary delays and tempted to spend more for the return journey.


Extra Tip #2

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Have you visited Meesapulimala? Were our tips helpful for you or do we miss something that you would like to update? Please share your experience and thought in the comments section.

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