Location : 11 km from Munnar
How to get there : well connected to other cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by Public transport buses. , Cab form Munnar
Time : November to May
Anamudi or Anai Mudi The name Anamudi literally translates to “elephant’s forehead,” a reference to the resemblance of the mountain to an elephant’s head. 2,695-m high mountain which stands tall in the Eravikulam National Park is the pride of Kerala. It is the highest point in India outside the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Anamudi, together with the Eravikulam Park, is home to one of the largest surviving populations of Asian elephants, Gaurs and the Nilgiri Tahrs.
The Anamudi peak is famous for trekking expedition in Munnar. The peak is 2,695 metres elevated above the ground. Anamudi is the highest peak in Western Ghats and South India and is situated in Eravikulam National Park. Anamudi Peak is the highest peak outside the Himalayan mountain ranges.
The Anamudi peak is also surrounded with Arundinaria densifolia, Gaultheria fragrantissima and Anaphalis sp.Bamboos, black wood and teak trees are found in abundance in the green forest surrounding the Anamudi Peak. The peak is famous for Neela Kurinji flower which blossoms every twelve years.
Hills, rivers, valley, cultivation of tea, lots of spices, plants, and wildlife etc can be witnessed from the Anamudi Peak. One can also enjoy the sight of beautiful rivers flowing into the east like Vaigai and Thamirabarani and the Periyar river flowing into the Arabian Sea.
Those who wish to trek should take permission from the Eravikulam National Park authorities. It is also recommended to contact the authorities for details on trekking and weather.