Chokramudi Peak, Munnar

Duration

4 to 7 Hours

Timing

8 AM – 6 PM

Entry Ticket

₹400 Per Head

A Brief About The Place

Chokramudi Peak is one of the highest and most popular peaks in Munnar, Kerala. The altitude of this place is around 7,200ft.

Apart from the beautiful scenic views of sunrise and sunsets at Chokramudi Peak, you can also enjoy a trekking journey (approximately 10 km in length) here which takes around 3 to 4 hours.

Feature Details
Name Chokramudi Peak
Location Idukki, Kerala, India
Type Tourist attraction, trekking point
Open hours 8 am-5 pm (Wednesday-Tuesday); open 24 hours (Tuesday)
Google rating 4.6 out of 5 (414 reviews)
Highlights Panoramic mountain views, trekking through forest, tea plantations, and grassland
Nearby attractions Munnar, Mattupetty Dam, Thekkady

History of Chokramudi Peak in Munnar

Here are some of the historical facts that will inspire you to visit this place in Munnar:

  • The peak is located in the Eravikulam National Park (established in 1978) to protect the Nilgiri Tahr
  • The peak is named after the Chokramudi tribe (who used to live in hills and mountains), who once inhabited the area.

Things you can see from Chokramudi Peak in Munnar

You can see the following places from the Chokramudi Peak:

  • The Idukki Dam
  • Anamudi Peak
  • Munnar Tea Plantations
  • Shola Forest (a type of montane rainforest)

How to reach Chokramudi Peak

By Air

  • First, you need to visit the Cochin International Airport which is approximately 150 kms away from the peak
  • Next, it is preferred to book a private cab or taxi to reach the location. The journey may take around 4-6 hours.

By Train

  • Aluva Railway Station (130 km away)  is the nearest railway station to Chokramudi Peak in Munnar. Check your train options on this platform.
  • Next, you can book a private cab or shared taxi to reach the peak.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Chokramudi Peak is during the winter months, from December to February.

The entry fee for Chokramudi Peak is Rs. 400 for Indian citizens and Rs. 600 for foreign citizens.

As compared to other peaks in Munnar, the trek to Chokramudi peak is an easier one and is suitable even for beginners. You can reach the starting spot named Pothamedu where you will find officials from the Forest Department to guide you about your trekking and camping journey.

It is suggested to start the trek early morning so that you can end it by evening and can also witness the beautiful sunset.

The trekking experience can be tiring so you should be prepared for the same. Apart from the below are some instructions for you to have a safe and enjoyable visit:

1. Have enough food and bottled water with you
2. As the trek can get difficult in some places and thus it is not suitable for children and senior citizens.
3. You should have comfortable and sturdy shoes to have a safe trekking experience.

A simple and easy trek at Chokramudi Peak can be completed in 6 to 7 hours depending on your trekking experience and resting time.

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