Meenuliyan Para is a beautiful mountain peak in Idukki district situated at a distance of 36 kms from Thodupuzha. The surface of this huge rock mountain looks like fish scales and hence the mountain gets the name ‘ Meenuliyan Para’. This wonderful greenish location with small streams and wild trees offers you a misty and airy atmosphere to the visitors. On the way to the mountain peak, one can experience the beauty of three waterfalls joining to form one big waterfall.
Adventurous tourism is the main attraction of this hilly area. Trekking and climbing the mountain are a lot encouraged here. As the roads to the mountain peak are less travelled, tourists can enjoy exploring the undiscovered paths. It is easy to climb the mountain under any climate. Monsoon is the best season to visit the place, since it adds more beauty to the adventurous tourism. Small streams at different locations in the hillock region flowing down to reach a river is an exciting sight that one can enjoy only at monsoons.
There is a small forests area at the top of the hillock with alpine copse and branches. Small wildlife animals like snakes, hares, mongoose, adviser lizards etc inhabits the region. Trekking through the forests offers you soul soothing sights of wild stream bright in the rays of light that access through the forest. There is as well a collapsed section of bedrock that stands angular in the mid of the forest. Visitors will get amazed to see the view of a five-headed snake in this section of rock, and for this reason the backwoods is sometimes alleged as “abode of Snakes”.
Places to Visit:
Sree Narayana Gurumandiram, Karimanal H E Power House, Meenuliyan hills, Pattayakudi Tribal LP School, Meenuliyan forest walk, Valiyapara Kutti, Karinthiriyaar – Melacheri Aar Sangam, Chinnar Junction
Best Season to Visit:
Monsoon is the best season to visit the place, since it adds more beauty to the adventurous tourism. It is from Jun to september
How to reach:
The nearest airport is Nedumbassery Airport.
The nearest railway stations are Kottayam and Ernakulam.