Neelimala is one of the most famous hill towns, which is beautifully seated in Wayanad district of Kerala. Neelimala View Point is a frequently visited tourist destination in Wayanad. Neelima Viewpoint has a spectacular view of the Meenmutty falls and valleys surrounding it. From the point, tourists can see the milky white streams gushing through the walk, making its way towards the river. This splendid sight is something that one can never forget throughout life. Mist and aroma around create such a spell that one will be lost in its beauty for a long period of time.
To reach the top one has to trek enormous spreads of coffee plantation as well see numerous purple flowering bushes and further up, small holdings of ginger and areca nut. The sides of the path leading to the viewpoint are also dotted with small bushes of purple flower plants and also chirping sunbirds and other varieties of small birds darting in and out of the bushes.
Completing the first part of the ascend, which is about half a kilometer, the trekking path gets narrower and goes down before it climbs up again. Now the vegetation on the sides changes to tall, wild grass, including the lemongrass 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 viewpoint.
Have a brief stop. Catch your breath. Feel the cool breeze in your hair, as it dries out the sweat. Take a look around to spot some butterflies with rare color and size, gliding down the slopes and sometimes going behind the mist. As you remain there, your ears slowly get receptive to a rumble down the valley. If you hear it, take the narrow path going down to the left. Make your way through tall grasses leaning on to you. Move gently and watch out for slippery rocks and pits. Meandering to the left, the path would lead you to a spot, where you would find yourself standing behind a rocky spur with the rumbling noise becoming intense manifold.
Carefully make your descend down and move towards the middle of the rocky spur. It would take some time for you to believe the mesmerizing sight that is right before you. Down flows a track of white water, flanked by evergreen forests. A sight you would never forget. Get your best shots and take in its pristine beauty as much as you can. As you watch the unforgettable sight of Meenmutty waterfall, an occasional blanket of thick mist could block your sight. But, do not get upset. Wait for some time and as the mist clears out, and on occasions, the sheet of mist would split open to reveal the waterfall, which is yet another delightful thing to watch.
This is a very good place for trekking and promises you beautiful scenery as you climb your way up to the viewpoint. Along with trekking, it is also an ideal place for camping if you have time on your hands. There are plenty of trails around the viewpoint to satisfy your thirst for adventure activities. The trails involve climbing up and through the various coffee plantations. One can catch the aroma of ginger and areca nut along with those of coffee beans as the climb intensifies. Neelimala view point offers a mesmerizing view of plenty of waterfalls, gently rolling hills, lush green grasses silently waving with the breeze and of course the enthralling valley with its dense forests.