Tourists were captivated by Madurai. Ancient history and culture permeate every corner and the skyline is dominated by mesmerising temples of the Dravidian type. As vendors call out and encourage you to purchase popular Madurai cotton sarees and intricately designed brassware while walking through the streets of bustling places like Pudhu Mandapam, But the best places to visit in Madurai are not restricted to temples and shops that look as old as time.
Meghamalai is an unexplored paradise in the Western Ghats and is very little known except to the people of Tamilnadu. It's also known as 'Paccha Kumachi' in the local Tamil language, meaning 'Green Peaks.' The town was called High Waves during the British era. Later on as the peak is still covered with clouds, it is called Megamalai by locals. The Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Highway Dam, Megamalai Viewpoint, Manalar Dam, Suruli Falls, Iravangalar Dam, and Maharaja Mettu are among the top places to visit in Megamalai. Moreover, Meghamalai provides many opportunities for its visitors, including trekking, mountain walks, bird watching, and wildlife spotting.
Chinna Suruli Falls: Chinna Suruli Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated in Kombai Thozhu village near Theni. Situated between Megamalai and Theni, The waterfall cascades down from a height of 190 feet and is two-tiered. A significant number of travellers from far and near during the peak season welcome the resounding cascades among the silver-lined clouds. It is a perfect spot for picnics and outings and a must-visit for shutterbugs.
Maharaja Mettu : As part of the Megamalai Packages, it is one of the must-visit locations in Megamalai, located at Vennial Tea Farm. From the point of view of seeing endless greenery well complemented by the rocky mountains, one would be intrigued. The road to the viewpoint kept meandering through the tea estates. From the road, one needs to cover about 400 m to reach the viewpoint. The spot is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, so to enter the viewpoint, you need to pay the entry fee. The view of the plains interspersed with clouds and mist from this stage was spellbinding. If you are fortunate enough you might spot some wild elephants in the surrounding jungle.
Highway Dam: The Highway Dam is an artificial dam located in Megamalai. The Highway Dam is a fun place to visit with your friends and relatives, surrounded by tea and coffee plantations. The serene lake and beckoning mountain ranges are one of the best places in Meghamalai to spend some time with your loved ones in solitude. The scenic mountains-cuddled will also make tourists fall for this spot on either side of the road that leads to the dam.
Theni transforms itself into a wonderful green carpet covering significant sections of the lofty Western Ghats each morning as the sunlight brightens up, thinning the lining of fog. The air that contributes to the city's charm is packed with a heavy fragrance from the neatly lined cardamom, coffee, and tea plantations. The city's routine in the background emanates from the vibrant markets that merge a beautiful blend of serenity, spirituality, nature, and events, with its vibrant and spellbinding spirit, Theni is sure to attract you. Nestled right in the middle of nature's lap, Theni is an absolute treasure chest when it comes to places to explore.
In Southern Tamil Nadu, Theni district is a tourist attraction zone.sheer rock faces and ancient temples with unique tourist attractions are special features of this district. It has 12,45,899 inhabitants [census 2011]. The hill consists of three taluks from Periyakulam, Uthamapalayam, and Adnipatti, with thick vegetation and seasonal streams.
Top most major attractions in Theni
The Falls of Suruli : The Suruli Falls are famous for the 18 caves that depict 18th-century Indian rock-cut architecture. This waterfall lies approximately 47 km from Theni. In two steps, the waterfall cascades and it falls from a height of 150 ft. The water gathers into a pool and then plummets about 40 ft again. The place from which the Suruli Falls originate in Meghamalai. The beauty of this fall is sung by the Tamil poet Ilango Adigal in the epic, Silappathikaram. A center of herbs with medicinal properties is the field close to the fall. Around half a kilometre away from the waterfall, the Suruli Velappar Temple stands. Each year the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department at Suruli Falls celebrates the summer festival. A major tourist attraction is this waterfall in Theni. It is flooded by tourists during the monsoon season from different parts of India. Changing rooms are constructed, and there are showers built for guests.
Kumbakkarai Fall: It is advisable to take aid from a local person to guide you to the fall as the rock recesses are a little dangerous to tread on. At any time of year, Kumbakkarai Falls can be visited, but during the monsoon season, it gushes out with full power.
Theertha Thotti : It is a popular pilgrimage centre, as the Lord Subramaniar Temple is located there. This temple is 1000 or so years old. Theertha Thotti means holy water tub. Amidst these trees lies a tank called Theertha Thotti. In the tank, there is an inner mandapam and a staircase which goes down. With the figurines of Saptha Kannikas, or the seven Lord Murugan and Vinayakaa, the walls of Theertha Thotti are carved.
Gowmariamman Temple : Local beliefs claim that by worshipping Gowmariamman and Kanneeswaramudaiyar, King Veerapandiya regained his vision. It is believed that Gowmari, the consecrated goddess of the temple, fulfills the desires of the devotees and heals them from various illnesses and diseases. During the Tamil month of Chithirai, the Gowmariamman Temple's main festival falls in April and May and is celebrated for 8 days. Gowmariamman Temple is situated in a village called Veerapandi, 8 km away from Theni. It sits on the banks of the Mullai river.
Shanmuganathi Dam : In the scenic history of the Meghamalai Hills, the Shanmuganathi Dam is located. It is constructed at Rayapanpatty in the Theni district on the Shanmugha river. The water of this dam supports the locations of Theni districts such as Appipatti, Vellaiammalpuram, Pusarikoundan Patti, Odaipatti, Sepalakottai and Sukkangal Patti. The Shanmugha Temple, where the resident God is Lord Murugan, is about a kilometre from the dam.
Morning pick up from Madurai.
On the way Breakfast.
Then proceed towards Meghamalai.
On the way to visit Megamalai sightseeing such as Highways Dam and Lake, Megamalai View Point,Chinna Suruli,Manalar Dam.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Megamalai.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then Proceed to visit Theni sightseeing such as Suruli falls, 1008 Sivalinga Temple and Grape Gardens.
Next to visit Kuchanur Suyambu Sri Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Theni.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Theni sightseeing such as Sothuparai Dam, Kumbakkarai Falls, Manjalar Dam , Vaigai Dam and Park.
Then proceed towards Madurai.
Finally drop @ Madurai.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *