Meghamalai is one of the most beautiful hills station.
One of the very attractive and exquisite places resplendent with amazing natural beauty in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Meghamalai is located in the Western Ghats of Theni district and is also known as High Wavy Mountains.
The place is situated at an elevation of 1,500 m above sea level and it is rich in flora and fauna.This area, now mostly planted with tea, includes Cloudlands, Highwavys and Manalaar estates, the access to which is now largely restricted.
Wild Gaurs and Elephants are commonly sighted across the few plantations but more so within the Highwavys Group of Estates. Being very close to the forest, a number of wild animals can be seen roaming here.
The most commonly seen animals are
Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Nilgiri Langur, Lion-Tailed Macaque, Common Langur, Pea fowls, Barking deer, Indian Gaurs, Jungle fowl, Malabar Giant Squirrel. Bonnet Macaque, Sloth Bear, Grey Jungle Fowl, Smooth-Coated Otter and Flying Squirrel.
Reason for tourist attraction:
Meghamalai is totally cut off being surrounded by many more intersting places. and then this area is full of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations with a bit of pepper and cinnamon as well.
It consist of a Tea Estate has over 6000 acres of tea plantations and is home to one of the largest tea factories in Asia.
And then it’s surrounded by Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and excellent for trekking, bird watching or just a totally cut off / off-beat stay.
There is the main reason for tourist are attraction and have the own intersting to visit this place .
Meghamalai also have the all facilities for our visitors.
Nearby places visit in Meghamalai :
Tea estates :
Highwavys is a view point that will afford a wonderful view of the entire mountains range of Varusanadu Hills. There few large private tea, spices and coffee plantations all around, notable include The Highwavys Estates owned by The Woodbriar Group, Ananda Plantations, Ponsiva Plantations and Feildmede Estate have the largest holdings of plantations in Meghamalai, an artificial lake and plenty of scope for making leisurely walks. Kardana Coffee Estate is situated in the High Wavy Mountains .
Lake and Dams:
Six dams on the hill and originating place of Suruli falls near Cumbum town are popular attractions for tourists. From Manalar dam, one can view the deep Cumbum Valley and the villages of Theni district.
The Meghamalai Falls (called as Clouds land fall) 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.
Map for Meghamalai: