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 the Theni district and is also known as High Wavy Mountains. It lies at an elevation of 1500 m above the sea level in South India and is very famous for its rich natural beauty speckled with tea estates and cardamom plantations.Megamalai, as poetic as the name is, so too does the location. Even this location is called Highway. When you have experienced the place’s aura, you ride along with you for a long time. The untouched evergreen forest around Megamalai makes it so seductive and unpolluted in an amazing way. Many people call it ‘the secret paradise,’ and it is not an exaggeration either.
It is an incredible city to spend the leisure time and to absorb the panoramic views of the surroundings. Meghamalai Travel Guide is incomplete without a mention of the Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghamalai Falls, Vellimalai, and Vaigai Dam. Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is the most popular attraction of this region and is a nature lover’s paradise which is spread in an area of 600 sq Kms. It is home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna.
This Wildlife Sanctuary is highly distinguished for its intensively dense forested lands, green vegetation, and memorable experience for all wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and bird lovers.
Megamalai is one region where we can see and feel nature and wildlife at its best, pure, undisturbed, unpolluted, and wild. The common species in this region are Oriental honey buzzard, great pied hornbill, Indian brown mongoose, Jerdon’s palm civet, white-bellied short-wing, black-naped monarch, pied thrush, gaur, tiger, leopard, Asian elephant, mouse deer, and many more.
The winding dam nestling runs around the Briar Tea bungalow is a fascination to see all the along while moving around the place. Unlike Valparai which is entirely covered by the bed of green tea plantation, Megamalai is much more of natural shades of many colors and uneven bushes and patches of evergreen forest, plantation and water stream which greets the eye anywhere we go around The Meghamalai mountain range can be approached in two ways, one from Theni via Chinnamanur and the other from Andipatti via Kandamanayakkanur. Both Theni and Andipatti can be easily accessed by road from Madurai and Dindigul. Theni, which is 76 km
Briar Tea Bungalows is 2 km from Manalar Reservoir and 3 km from Venniar Estate Bus Stop. The property in Meghamalai is a value for money accommodation offering a comfortable stay to its patrons. With its three well-kept bedrooms to choose from, the property in Meghamalai offers a decent stay. Available conveniences include bed, a television set, and an attached bathroom with the facility of hot/cold running water. There is a fireplace available in the rooms.Apart from good accommodation in Meghamalai, the property is inclusive of a living room, dining room, and library within its premises. Briar Tea Bungalows is accessible from the Cochin International Airport. Nearby points of interest to drop by including Venniar Mariamman Temple (2 km) and Suruli falls (33 km).
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