Anamudi

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Location Location.png 10.16969, 77.064
Parent Regions RegionIconUp.png Asia
RegionIconUp.png India
RegionIconUp.png Kerala
RegionIconUp.png Eravikulam National Park
Trail Type Out and Back
Typical time 3hr(s) - 5hr(s)
Hike Distance 5 km
Highest Elevation 2695 m
Elevation Gain 700 m
Camping Facility Not Allowed
Vehicle Passenger
Permits required 3 - Yes - From Goverment Agency

Introduction

Anamudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats in India, having an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft). Anamudi is also the highest point in South India, and also the highest point in India outside the Himalaya - Karakoram mountain range. The summit is at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft), and it has a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres (8,133 ft). The name Anamudi literally translates to "elephant's forehead," a reference to the resemblance of the mountain to an elephant's head

Arrival

The trail head is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the nearest town of Munnar. From Munnar you will be able to hire a Jeep to the trail head. It is located in the southern region of Eravikulam National Park at the junction of the Cardamom Hills, the Anaimalai Hills and the Palani Hills.

The Hike

The easiest route to the summit of Anamudi is a technically easy hike on grass slopes, starting from a rolling hill plateau with a base elevation of about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). The north and south slopes are gentle, while the east and west slopes are steeper, with more difficult rock faces.

Nilgiri Tahr in Munnar

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Trip reports and media

http://thinkingparticle.com/blog/keralan-odyssey-chasing-elephants-anakulam

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