Searching over the internet for Meeshapulimala will show up a prety good amount of articles, amoung which few of them are good to be ignored as they are about 2+ years old. Well frankly speaking, i just came to known about the legendry Meesapulimala after the Malayalam Movie – Charile written and directed by Martin Prakkat.
Its after this movie, that there was a huge rush of people to Meeshapulimala which eventually started polutting this sacred place. And its because of that, KFDC(Kerala Forest Developement Corporation) restricted the unathorised entry to Meesapuliamala via different hiking trails including the trail from the top 0f Kolukkumalai(checkout important rules that you should be aware off when entring forest area).
Thereafter KFDC offers limited entry to Meeshapulimala via their eco tourism programme. All of these are stay & trek packages and as of now there are no trek only packages.
KFDC is the short name for Kerala Forest Develpment Corporation and they are responsible for undertaking Tourism Activities including Eco Tourism in protected areas. They offers three distinct packages for Meeshapulimala. Here is the complete list of packages:
- Base Camp
- Sky Cottage
- Rhodo Mansion
Meesapulimala Base Camp Itinerary:
Meesapulimala Base Camp is located at the altitude of about 6000ft. Guests can stay at the tents arranged at the base camp and feel the misty outdoors. Enjoy the night in the outdoors by sitting around the campfire and savour a delicious supper. The very next morning brings to you an adventurous trek to Meesapulimala / Rodovalley located at an altitude of around 7500-8700 feet.
Terms & Conditions:
- Cost of Meesapulimala Base Camp package is Rs.3500/- which can accomodate 2 Person (Rs.1750/- for extra person)
- Check in and Check out: Preferably by noon by 2 pm and check out after 23 hour or 1pm on the following day, whichever is earlier.
- 20 tents and available in total which can accomadate 40 people.
- The Itinerary includes Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Camp fire dinner and excludes any sort of transportation to and from base camp.
Meesapulimala Sky Cottage Itinerary:
Sky Cottage is a unique idea featuring the cottage standing aloof on a cliff facing a beautiful waterfall with large glass windows overlooking a splendid view of the lofty mountains and misty hills.
Terms & Conditions:
- Cost of Meesapulimala Sky Cottage is Rs.9000/- which can accomodate maximum 3 persons.
- The cost includes Stay, Trekking, Guide Charges, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & Dinner
- Check in and Check out time: Preferably between noon to 2 pm and check out after 23 hour or 1pm on the following day, whichever is earlier.
Meesapulimala Rhodo Mansion Itinerary:
Rhodo Mansion is situated at Rhodo Valley which is about 6-7kms from base camp.
All those who love to stay in the midst of cloud top and enjoy sightseeing by walking around can choose this Rhoda Mansion. Night stay is arranged in rooms in Rhodo Valley having elephant trench protection with campfire.
Terms & Conditions:
- Cost of Meesapulimala Rhodo Mansion Package is Rs.6000/- which can accomodate 2 person and Rs.2000/- for extra person (Maximum allowed is 3(2 + 1 additional) persons)
- The package includes Stay, Trekking, Guide Service, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & Dinner
- Check in and Check out: Preferably between noon to 2 pm and check out after 23 hour or 1pm on the following day, whichever is earlier.
For more details on any of the above trekking packages, you can dial on the below numbers:
Tourist Facilitation Centre – Floriculture Center
Madupatty Road, Munnar
Tel: +91 4865 230332
Mob: +91 8289821408
Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
Aaranyakom, Karapuzha, Kottayam – 686003.
Mob: +91 82898 21004
Book tickets to Camping And Trekking At Meesapulimala
KFDC offers online booking facility for Meeshpulimala stay and trek programmes. You can log on to official portal http://munnar.kfdcecotourism.com and book the any of the above packages online. You can also refer our article How to Book Meesapulimala Trekking Packages Online for more details on the booking.