|Anamudi, Palakkad :|
One of the highest peaks in South India, Anamundi is located around Western Ghat and shares its boundary with Eravikulam National Park at southern part and at the joint of Cardamom Hills, the Anamallai hills and the Palni Hills. Located at the altitude of 2695 meters, it lies in the Idukki District of Kerala. The peak has got its name from the Word Anamundi which means Elephant Hair. According to records, the peak is at first discovered by General Douglas Hamilton of the Madras Army on May 1862.
As far as the flora of the peak is concerned, it boasts of evergreen forest cover with trees of Bamboo, black-wood, and teak especially. Since the peak shares it boundary with Eravikulam National Park, thus, you can explore several endangered mammals, reptiles and avian life which includes Nilgiri languor, leopards, tigers, and macaques.
Anamundi emerges as a major hub of adventure tourism which covers trekking and camping. You have to face hurdles at steeper slopes of east and western side but can easily get up on grass slopes of North and south sides of the Peak.