Madurai has captivated tourists. Every corner is permeated by ancient history and culture and the skyline is dominated by mesmerizing Dravidian style temples. It's easy to feel like you've stepped into the past as vendors call out and urge you to purchase famous Madurai cotton sarees and intricately crafted brassware while walking .Yet in Madurai, the best places to visit are not limited to temples and shops that look as old as time.
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.
Best places to visit 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. The Suruli Velappar Temple stands about half a kilometer away from the waterfall. The summer festival is celebrated each year by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department at Suruli Falls. This waterfall in Theni is a major tourist attraction. It is flooded by visitors from various parts of India during the monsoon season. Changing rooms are built, and visitors have showers installed.
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.
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.
Interesting Spots in Thekkady
A paradise for nature lovers is Thekkady, with its unspoiled tropical forests and unparalleled abundance of animal and plant life. Via quaint little hill towns and soft contoured hill slopes, the path to the best places in Thekkady will take you. Because of its endless chain of hills with scented spice plantations, along with tea, coffee, and cardamom, it is a delight for visitors. Thekkady's numerous picturesque towns offer great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks.
Pandikuzhi : The hill station is situated between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu border and just 5 km from Thekkady, one of the most beautiful tourist places in the Kady. You are secluded from lightning-fast city life by lush green hills and offer tranquility and serenity as you have never encountered before. The best escape one can ask for is the waterfalls and the abundance of flora and fauna. You will be flushed with vitality by the virgin environs and the captivating scenery will make you feel alive.
Chellarkovil Viewpoint : One of the most beautiful places to visit in Thekkady, with picturesque views of nature in all its glory, is the Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Behind lush green hills, catch a glimpse of the orange sun setting and crane your neck to see tall mountain ridges vanish into white fluffy clouds. Enjoy the pristine white waters of the waterfalls nearby and hike through the bamboo forest. The observation point provides bewitching views of vibrant human settlements, thick green forests, and plowed fields.
Mullaperiyar Dam : Enjoy the rare water sights at Mullaperiyar Dam cascading down from a towering height of 155 ft. The dam provides beautiful views of the tiger reserve and the Periyar Lake, situated in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. For nature lovers, the high, dense trees impart a sense of tranquility and make the place true heaven. If you are a wildlife enthusiast in your region, the perspective provides a holistic view of the reserve's various wildlife, including tigers, elephants, Indian bison, and macaques.
Vandiperiyar : Vandiperiyar is known as a small town next to the Idukki district of Kerala, as the Periyar River flows through the middle of the city. The city is swamped by plantations of various spices and coffee, giving a fragrant atmosphere to the city. The river, the flower garden with a variety of rose plants, orchids, and anthuriums, cascading through the city, all make it an idyllic destination for exhausted souls and nature lovers.
Parunthumpara Hill Viewpoint : In Kerala, this hill viewpoint has a distinct beauty, packed with meadows, hiking trails, picture-perfect views, and all those places of nature hugging that one expects from the country of God. If you are a lover of peace or a photographer, this place will take you away from the stress of the city and bring you close to one of the most romantic attractions in Kerala.
Pullumedu : Embark on a journey full of green hills and the mighty Periyar River singing along with you as you reach Pullumedu, a stunning gem concealed in the embrace of Idukki. Get a brief glimpse of the Temple of Sree Ayyappa at Sabarimala and the illuminations of Makara Jyothi at the shrine on the way. The area is completely removed from the modern world and provides you spiritually, mentally, and emotionally with solitude and serenity to heal you. To experience a true getaway, come, and visit Pullumedu.
Morning pick up from Madurai.
On the way Breakfast.
Then proceed towards Theni.
Then Proceed to visit Theni sightseeing places 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.
To visit Veerapandi Gowmariamman Temple and River.
Then proceed towards Thekkady on the way visit on time shall visit Penniquick Memorial Hall.
At evening, we can see Kerala cultural art forms such as kathakali and Kalari.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Thekkady.
After Breakfast and then check out from the hotel.
After fresh up and experiencing an excellent boating in Thekkady Lake.
Proceed to visit Elephant Ride, Spice Garden ,etc..,
To visit 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 ) *