25 top highest mountain peaks in Kerala

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Kerala’s abundance of natural beauty attracts tourists from all parts of the world. The state is best known for its beautiful backwaters and captivating coastal destinations and hill stations and also enchanting hill ranges. We have listed below 25 top highest peaks in Kerala.

Anamudi

Anamudi peak is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India. It is situated on the border of Idukki and Ernakulam Districts of Kerala State. The peak is located at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8841 ft). The name Anamudi literally means "elephant's forehead".

Meesapulimala

Meesapulimala is a peak in the high ranges of Idukki district located at an elevation of 2,640 metres (8,661 ft) above sea level. The Peak got its name as it resembles a tiger’s face. The trek through lush green valleys, hundreds of blooming Rhododendrons, charming tea estates, murmuring small streams of the hill is famous. You can trek through eight hills, passing through the shared border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This is an 8 km trek and it takes you through high altitude grasslands, rainforests and wildlife.

Mookuthi Mala

Mookuthi Mala is a peak located at an altitude of 2554 metres(8380 ft) above sea level in Wayanad district.

Devimala

Devi Mala Peak is located in the tea estate region of Devikulam in Idukki district. It is situated at an altitude of 2,521 metres(8,273 ft).

Kumarikkal Mala

Kumarikkal Mala is a peak situated in Idukki district. It is located at an elevation of 2453 metre(8050 ft) above sea level.

Pambadum Shola

Pambadum Shola is in Idukki district and is located at about 1,886 meters (6188 ft) above sea level.

Anginda Mudi

Anginda peak is the highest peak in Silent Valley National Park, Palakad. It lies just south of Sispara pass and forms the southernmost boundary of Mukurthi National Park in Tamil Nadu. The main tourist attraction here is its scenic natural beauty. It is located at an altitude of 2382 metres(7818 ft) above sea level.

Vellarimala

Vellarimala is spread across Thiruvambady Panchayat in Kozhikode district and Meppadi Panchayat in Wayanad district. It is located at an altitude of 2339 metres(7673 ft) above sea level.

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad district. It is located at an altitude of 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level. Chembra is located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km south of Kalpetta.

Banasura Hill

Banasura Hill is the second tallest mountain in the Wayanad district. The hill is named after Banasura, a mythical character of Indian legends. The peak is located at an altitude of 2,030 metres (6,660 ft) above sea level.

Karimala

Karimala is a sacred hill located near to famous pilgrimage centre, Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district. It is at about 1,998 metres(6,556 ft) above sea level.

Agastya Mala

Agastya Mala or Agasthyarkoodam is a 1,868 metres(6128 ft) tall peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats. The peak lies inside Kerala near the border of Thirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. 

Pulamala

Pulamala is a peak situated next to Sivagirimala on the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border. It is also on the eastern border of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The peak is located at about 1505 metres(4937 ft) above sea level.

Elembileri Mala

Elembileri Mala is situated in Wayanad district. It is located at an altitude of 1,838 metres(6032 ft) above sea level.

Karimala Gopuram

Karimala Gopuram lies on the southern boundary of the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also located on the border of Thrissur and Palakkad districts of Kerala and is the highest peak in Thrissur district. It is at about 1,439 metres(4721 ft) above sea level.

Nandavaram Peak

Nandavaram Peak is situated in Idukki district. It is located at an altitude of 1,389 metres(4,557 ft) above sea level.

Nattavaram Mala

Nattavaram Mala or Naduvaram Peak is situated at about 1.75 miles East of Thalassery(Tellicherry), Kannur district. The peak is located at an elevation of 1387 metres(4553 ft) above sea level.

Paithalmala

Paithalmala is a hill station in the Kannur district. The peak is located near Pottenplave village, at a height of 1,371.6 metres(4,500 ft) above sea level. This is the highest peak in Kannur district.

Sabarimala

Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. The hill is famous for Sree Ayyappa temple. The temple is situated at an altitude of 1,260 m (4,133 ft) above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. The dense forest, (Periyar Tiger Reserve), around the temple is known as Poomkavanam.

Kalladikkodu Mala

Kalladikkodu Mala is situated in Mannarkad Taluk of Palakkad District. The hill is located at about 1,219 metres(4,000 ft) above sea level.

Poomala

Poomala is a peak situated in Thrissur district. It is located at an elevation of about 1117 metres(3665 ft) above sea level. It is one of the popular tourist hill stations in India. The main attractions here are Muniarra (a cave where a saint once meditated) and a small dam.

Ponmudi

Ponmudi is a hill station in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is located 55.2 km north-east of the city at an altitude of 1,100 metres(3,608 ft). This is an enchanting hill resort with narrow winding pathways and cool, green environs. Along with a beautiful array of mountain flowers, exotic butterflies and small rivulets, the place also offers excellent opportunities for trekking.

Mukkunnimala

Mukkunnimala is an outlying hill in Pallichal Village of Thiruvananthapuram district. It is located at about 1074 metres(3523 ft) above sea level.

Ambukuthi Mala

Ambukuthi Mala is a hill in the Wayanad district. The hill is located at about 999 metres (3280 ft) above sea level. It is situated at 12 kms from Sulthan Bathery near Ambalavayal. Three pre-historic caves (Edakkal Caves) are also located on this mountain.

Munippara

Munippara is a peak situated in Idukki district. It is located at about 523 metres(1716 ft) above sea level.

These hill ranges also provide comfortable stay for its visitors. There are many holiday rental accommodations available near to these hill resorts such as resort, guest houses, homestays and cottages ensuring comfortable, safe stay for its travellers with all required amenities. 

 

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