Meesapulimala

Meesapulimala in frames of Kerala on celluloid

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Meesapulimala situated about 24km from Munnar town is known as trekkers’ paradise. One of the tallest peaks in South India, Meesapulimala is a destination for the highly adventurous. Tall pine trees wave to you from either sides of the road as you drive up to the base camp. It is ideal to start the trek in the morning. Don't forget to pack some food.

You can drive up till Rhodo Valley, and then the rest of the journey has to be on foot. The trek takes you through some scenic places and vantage points. Rhododendrons and a thousand other flowering shrubs dot the hillside. The wind carries the smell of wild animals, the mist rolls around your feet. It is ideal to pick up a local guide as the terrain could get tricky. If you are in luck, you may get to see the Indian gaur and nilgiri tahrs in their natural habitat. Thick shrubs closely envelop the plateau. But neither Meenamma (Deepika Padukone) nor Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) were shown trekking up this hills in the Rohit Shetty's super hit movie 'Chennai Express'. Meenamma joins a group of Bharatanayam dancers in the song ‘Titli’ with the hills in the background and then goes on to romance Shah Rukh Khan in the song 'Titli'. Sung by Gopi Sunder, Chinmayi, Srimathumitha, this song has hope and love as its undercurrents. (Video:

Theyyam artists join the duo. The greens here take on a different hue and sets the tone for a picture perfect moment. And if you love to listen to music on a long drive, Titli is one of the songs that must be on your playlist. Meesapulimala is one of the favourite haunts of the Malayalam movie industry too.

 Reaching Meesapulimala
Meesapulimala is not connected by rail. It is about 26kms away from Munnar

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