Yellapetty & Mount Meesapulimalai

Enveloped in mist and soft lights, pretty Yellapetty is an oasis of calm away from the bustle of Munnar to the west. Meaning ‘last village’ in Tamil, Yellapetty marks the Kerala and Tamil Nadu boundary and is nestled amongst the sprawling splendour of the Western Ghats.

Yellapetty is located just down the road from Top Station, so you’ll find classic hill station imagery, such as men in checked dhotis and monkey caps going about their day. Cattle roam in the streets and the tiny houses punctuate the landscape with their red-tiled roofs.

Sip a made-to-order cup of tea and watch the world go slowly from the village tea shop, try and spot Sambar deer in the dense forests, or get an early start to catch the breath-taking sunrise. The clear skies are the perfect canvas for stargazing.

More about Mount Meesapulimalai

Named after its eight peaks which spread like a ‘moustache’, Meesapulimalai is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and is around 20km from Munnar. There’s a great menagerie of wildlife that you might spot, including the Nilgiri Thar, Sambar Deer, Wild Dogs, Wild Gaur and even the Sloth Bear.

The best way to see Yellapetty & Mount Meesapulimalai

If you would like to visit Yellapetty & Mount Meesapulimalai, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email for more information.