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

Meesapulimala Trekking Guide: Everything You Need to Know -Top 25 Useful Tips Meesapulimala Trek permission in 2019

How to book Meesapulimala Trekking and Camping packages online:

KFDC offers both an online booking facility for Meeshapulimala stay and trek programs. More details can be found at How to book Meesapulimala online.


How to book Meesapuliamala Trekking and Camping packages offline:

KFDC offers an offline booking facility for Meeshpulimala stay and trek programs. More details can be found at How to book Meesapulimala offline.


How to reach Meesapulimala from Munnar?

Meesapulimala is situated near Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar to Meesapulimala base camp is about an hour’s journey and is about 22 km in distance.
Route: Munnar – KFDC Base Camp (Meesapulimala)


Where should I report for Meesapulimala camping?

You need to report at Munnar KFDC office and complete the necessary formalities before you reach Base Camp or Skycottage or Rhodo Mansion and check-in.


Where is the Munnar KFDC office located?

KFDC office is about 2-3kms from Munnar Bus Depot, near to KFDC Floriculture Centre on Munnar – Marayoor Road. KFDC Floriculture Centre is popularly known as Munnar Rose Garden.


When to report at the KFDC office?

The check-in time at the base camp is at 2.00 pm. So the best time for reporting at Munar KFDC office is between 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm.
Why we would recommend this is because it takes approximately 40-45 minutes to reach Meesapulimala Base Camp from the KFDC Office. So in order to check-in at Meesapulimala at around 2.00 pm, it is always best to report at KFDC Office an hour before.


What is the itinerary for Meesapulimala KFDC packages?

The KFDC Meesapulimala package includes the trek to Meesapulimala, evening tea, dinner, breakfast, lunch + accommodation at Meesapulimala Sky Cottage or Rhodo Mansion or Tent at Mesapulimala Base camp(based on the package you have booked)


Is Munnar to Meesapulimala and Meesapulimala to Munnar transportation charges included in the package?

Transportation charges to and from Meesapulimala are not included in any of the packages.


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 service?

There are no direct buses from Munnar to Meesapulimala. The only option is to take a taxi from Munnar and reach the Meesapulimala Base camp.


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 (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

Munnar 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 – Kottarakkara – Adoor – Ranni – Kanjirapally – Pala – Thodupuzha – Adimali – 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 since the weather is pleasant during these months. The temperature will be close to 10 degrees Celsius during this time. If you are a monsoon lover, June to September is the best time to Visit Munnar.


Are there any discounts for group booking?

No. These packages are offered by a Govt subsidiary called KFDC and there are no discounts for group booking.


Additional Tip #1

If you search for Munnar to Meesapulimala, Google Map will show the route through Kolukkumalai, which is not the correct way and is otherwise known to be an illegal trek route. Instead please search “KFDC Base Camp” to get the correct route.


Additional Tip #2

Even though the last 2 km of the road is unpaved, You can drive to Meesapulimala Base Camp without much worry.


Additional Tip #3

If you have opted for the stay at Rhodo Mansion, you will be allowed to drive the off-road till Rhodo Mansion on your own vehicle(not recommended for small cars).


Additional Tip #4

You will be able to opt for a jeep ride from Base camp to Rhodo Mansion and vice versa during the day of the trek. This jeep ride is helpful for people who wish to reduce the distance of the trek to Meesapulimala. Check the jeep rates(subject to availability) and opt for it, if required while completing the formalities at the KFDC office.


Additional Tip #5

Don’t forget to plan your return journey on Day 01 itself, else you may be stuck with unnecessary delays in your schedule and eventually end up spending more.
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