Meghamalai

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

Meghamalai- meaning hills covered with clouds. It is situated in the Western Ghats in Theni district, Tamil Nadu. Meghamalai,popularly called High Wavy's Mountains,The word 'High Wavys', used since the late 1920's invariably has been derived to describe the high undulating range of hills and mountains, steep and precipitous as seen from the plains.
 
Vellimalai area is a heart of Meghamalai. Silver-lined clouds seem to rest gently on green hilltops and nestled somewhere in this region is the place where the river Vaigai originates. This lovely place will give an opportunity to see wild animals and aesthetically and scientifically managed tea gardens. 
 
The Meghamalai Falls occurs on Suruli River originating in the Meghamalai Hills. The special feature of the falls is that water is flowing down 190 feet through twin falls round the year. Frequent visits by elephants, spotted deer, gaur and other wild animals at dawn and dusk are a feast to the eyes. Forest Department officials have plans to assist tourists to view those wild animals.
 
Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous tourist attractions of this region which is spread in an area of 600 square Kms. This Sanctuary is very famous for its different type of mammals, butterflies, birds and reptiles species. The garden of coffee and tea attracts a large number of tourists in all over India and is a perfect destination to spend holidays.
 
How to Reach,
 
Nearest Railway Station - Kodai Road(106kms), 
                                         Madurai(125kms), 
                                         Dindigul(150kms)
 
Nearest Airport -Madurai (125kms)

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Theni
Location
Chinnamanur
Address
Meghamalai, Manalaar Dam Road, Chinamanur, Theni, Tamil Nadu - 625519
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Manalaar Dam Road, Chinamanur
Nearest Railway Station
Kodaikkanal Road (KQN)
Nearest Airport
Madurai Airport
IN
latitude : 9.834509850 longitude :78.093399050
Corporation : Madurai
GPS Code : VOMD
Height
1,500 m
Visiting Hours
All Time

Nearest Places

  •  Suruli Falls are 5 caves which represent Indian rock-cut architecture of the 11th Century.  The water is said to act as medicine and cure diseases.

  • The Mangala Devi Kannagi temple is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is located about 7 km from Pazhiyankudi in Theni district and 15 km from Thekkadi of Idukki District, Kerala.Mangaladevi temple is situated inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve near Kumily in Kerala. Pilgrims are allowded to visit Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple only during Chitra Pournami festival in May. Cheran Chenguttuvan, the king of ancient Tamilakam, had erecte

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  • Meghamalai- meaning hills covered with clouds. It is situated in the Western Ghats in Theni district, Tamil Nadu. Meghamalai,popularly called High Wavy's Mountains,The word 'High Wavys', used since the late 1920's invariably has been derived to describe the high undulating range of hills and mountains, steep and precipitous as seen from the plains.

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