Kolukkumalai Trekking is an excellent option for people looking to trek up a high peak without the long ascent. The walk starts from the Mountain Hut and traverse through tea estates, shoal forest and grassland. It is the opportunity for a spot of bird watching and looking for some rare plants. The world's highest tea estate is located at Kolukkumalai.
The Meeshapulimalai trek is a very popular trek for people looking to walk up a tall peak. At 2636 meters Meeshapulimalai is arguably the second highest peak after Anaimudi. The walk up the peak requires a reasonable amount of fitness and not recommended in the monsoon months of June-August.
The high winds, thick clouds and heavy rains make it a difficult task to complete! The winter months of December to February can be very chilly in the morning and evening but hot once you get to the grasslands at the top of the peak.The weather at the top is totally unpredictable in the hills especially with the hot air from the Tamil plains working its way up meeting the cold mountain air !