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Anamudi National Shola Park is on the Tamil Nadu – Kerala Border near Kanthaloor in Kerala. It covers Mannavanshola, Idavarashola and Pullardishola regions and it spread across 7.5 square kilometer where you find a different kind of eco system with subtropical hill forests, southern montane and shola woods. The place also has the highest peak in South India Anaimudi 2695 meters. It is also the place where you can find Neela Kurunji, a flower which blooms once in 12 years.

There is also a watch tower near the checkpost near Kanthaloor, where you can enjoy a birds eye view of the hills.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

If you are covering Munnar, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary or Annamalai Wild Life Sanctuary, this Anamudi Shola National Park is also a brilliant choice.

There are enough resorts and home stays in Kanthaloor and where one enjoy a weekend. There are plenty of options like Kanthaloor Waterfalls, Jungle trek, Camping provided by operators in the area

Do not enter forest area without permission. The entry into the forest area is restricted.

If you are interested in trekking and camping package here, you can try the following operator


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