The Anamudi Peak, which stands tall in the Eravikulam National Park, is the pride of Kerala. It is the highest mountain peak in India outside the great Himalayan Mountain Ranges, loaded with rich flora and fauna. It is also a home to the largest surviving populations of Asian Elephants, endangered Gaurs, exotic Nilgiri Langurs, and lion tailed macaque. The Anamudi Peak is a paradise in the wild, which is covered with evergreen forests with some very beautiful rivers flowing inside the jungle. Tourists take a trek to the top of the mountain and enjoy the sight of beautiful rivers flowing into the east like Vaigai and Thamirabarani, and the Periyar River.
The Anamudi Peak is surrounded by lush green trees like Arundinaria densifolia, Gaultheria fragrantissima, Anaphalis sp.Bamboos, black wood, and teak trees and is famous for Neela Kurinji flower, which blossoms every twelve years. One can enjoy the sight of beautiful rivers, hills, valley, tea plantations, spice cultivation, wildlife, etc from the Anamudi Peak, which can be best visited between November and May.
The Anamudi Peak is an hour drive from Munnar at the height of 2695 meters above sea level and it is supposedly the highest peak in the Western Ghats. It offers the most beautiful sight of the Mother Nature with scent of tea plantations, spread all across Munnar. Famously known as the 'Himlayas of Southern India,' Anamudi actually means elephant forehead. A lot of wildlife photographers, adventure enthusiasts, and nature lovers visit this place to undertake activities like trekking and photo fanatics.
Other Important Information:
Anamudi is well connected with other citities and so, reaching this place is quite easy, however, Anamudi Peak is extremely high and has grassy wet slopes, which makes trekking even more difficult. Therefore, trekking facilities here are provided by concerned authorities and tourists are allowed to trek on foot up to 2 kms. Trekkers who wish to climp on the top are required to submit a special permission from Eravikulam National Park authorities.