Neelimala view point – The experience
The fun and experience begins at the point where you can either choose a Jeep or if you think you are fit, take a soft trek uphill. Thanks to the rough and dangerous steep, the jeep ride is more like a roller coaster ride. You will definitely enjoy it. In the other hand the walk uphill is a different experience altogether. You can feel the ruggedness of the road uphill though coffee plantations and a short distance though forest area.
Whether it be jeep or trek, there is a short walk from the face of the mountain, along a thin narrow footpath with views all around. Now the vegetation on the sides changes to tall, wild grass, including the lemon grass variety. The narrow path goes further up and suddenly opens up into a panoramic view, with the mountain folds of the Western Ghats on your left and a hill slope replete with grass and studded with boulders on the right. You have reached the Neelimala view point. At the end of the ‘trek’ you only want to take in the view and absorb the nature around there. It just fills you with peace and serenity!
When to visit Neelimala
Do visit Neelimala early in the day, if you are a morning person. Makes it easier to walk and the swirling clouds are there to give you company and make it more wonderful. If you missed the morning, We’d strongly recommend visiting Neelimala in the evenings, preferably after 4 O-clock.