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Written by Rahul on July 31, 2023 Share on

Highest Peaks In Kerala – Have a birds-eye view of God’s own country

When you want a very unique touring experience, the place that you will have to hit is definitely the beautiful Mother India. Tourism in India is in itself one rewarding thing for any tourist visiting this country. You definitely should visit the country for its diverse touring spots all around the place. When you want an all-round experience, then this is surely the place for you. From the snowcapped mountains in the Jammu and Kashmir to the dryest lands in the Thar desert, this is one place that you will certainly love and will not get bored of. This is because you will find something or the other interesting and surprising with everything that you uncover. In this, Kerala is surely a gem to be covered. So let us look at the highest peaks in Kerala that you will certainly want to visit.

A highest peak in Kerala.
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Highest Peaks in Kerala

Blessed by the nature with some scintillating beauty, Kerala is definitely a place that is worth not missing. The one place that will certainly pull you towards it, is the magnificent mountains and peaks. Visit the chill and welcoming hill stations to actually chill with your loved ones or your family. In Kerala, some of the hill stations offer you the best experiences like Ziplining, paragliding, mountain biking, and kayaking in the lovely lakes found here. With this, Kerala is also the proud owner of many highest peaks that are found in India. So let us look at some of the highest peaks in Kerala, for you to visit and experience the bliss and beauty.


On the border of the 2 districts, Idukki and Ernakulam are the most famous and one of the highest peaks in Kerala. The name in Malayalam is known as the elephant’s hair. As a matter of fact, this is the highest peak in southern India. This is a mountain with an elevation of 2695 meters and is 8841 ft above the sea level. This is one magnificent mountain that is seen in the Kerala state that is very picturesque and beautiful. This lush green mountain is one place that you should definitely visit when in Kerala. The magnificent beauty of a mountain has smooth slopes on the northern and the southern sky while the eastern and the western end is rocky and rugged. Located in the southern region of the Eravikulam national park in Munnar, this is certainly one of the highest peaks in Kerala.

Anamudi Peak, one of the highest peaks in Kerala.
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Mookuthi Mala

Located in the hill district of Wayanad, this is one of the most beautiful places for you to visit while you are in Kerala. This peak is at the altitude of 2554 meters which is 8380 feet above sea level. For many holidaymakers, Wayanad is definitely one spot for you to visit and in that this Mookuthi Mala is definitely a top pick as it will give you a very blissful feeling while visiting this beautiful and magnificent mountain. The silent creeks and the roaring waterfalls found in this mountain is just blissful and beautiful. Dotted with many tea plantations, spice plantations and coffee plantations on the rolling landscape give you a very pleasant smell throughout and you will certainly be refreshed and rejuvenated. This is certainly one of the highest peaks in Kerala.

Mookuthi Mala peak in Kerala
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Kumarikkal Mala

Situated in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, this is the highest peak that is in the wildlife sanctuary. Situated in the Idukki district, Being the highest peaks in the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, this is also the highest peaks in the Anamudi hills. This exceeds the height by 2,000 m. Originating from near the peak is the most beautiful Chinnar river. Next to this, you will be able to spot some of the other major peaks like Nandala malai, Vellaikal malai, Viriyottu malai and Kottakombu malai. You will also be able to spot the Nilgiri Thar in the slopes of the mountain. This Kumarikkal Mala is at the elevation of 2453 meters and is also 8050 feet above the sea level. Situated near the Munnar hill station, this is one of the highest peaks in Kerala. You should certainly visit here for an absolutely blissful experience.

Kumarikkal Mala, One of the highest peaks in Kerala
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One of the highest peaks in the Idukki mountain high ranges, Meesapulimala is definitely one of the best catch in the state of Kerala. This mountain has an elevation of 2,640 meters and is 8,661 feet above the sea level. Literally translating into Tiger moustache hill, this mountain literally translates a face of a tiger. This is one of the best and the most popular trekking destination that is found in the state of Kerala. And majorly because of the lush forest environment that is found beneath the hill. This is also the most famous one for the enchanting tea estates and the most blissful streams.

With dense forests and rich rainforests, you can trek through the eight hills that are there in Meesapulimala. While you are trekking, if you are lucky then you can surely spot some wildlife during the trek of Meesapulimala. This is certainly one of the highest peaks in Kerala.

Meesapuli Mala
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Pambadum Shola

Known for having one of the highest peaks in the Kerala state, Idukki district is also the place where you will find Pambadum Shola. This is one mountain peak which will offer magnificent experience and breathtaking views of the whole lush green surrounding. This place is very famous for its medicinal herbs and is also one of the smallest wildlife sanctuaries in the Idukki district. Literally meaning, “The hill where the snakes dance”, Pambadum Shola is a magnificent beauty in itself with much-varied wildlife. You can spot lion-tailed macaques, elephants, wild dogs, langurs, bison and many more if you are lucky. These are found close to the peak of this place. So this is certainly one of the highest peaks in Kerala to visit.

Pambadum Shola,
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