One of the most popular hill stations in South India, Kodaikanal is situated at 7000 ft. above sea level, in the Palni hills of the Western Ghats. It is blessed by a salubrious climate that never goes higher than 20oC and never comes down below 8oC.
Charming flower meadows, rocky crags, steep slopes, cascading waterfalls, bountiful orchards, velvety grasslands and a vast expanse of tranquil waters make Kodaikanal a unique and unforgettable experience. | More details... |
Munnar, which literally means 'three rivers', got its name from the confluence of three rivers near the town of Munnar. It has got all the necessary infrastructural facilities for the visitor and is yet beautifully secluded and far from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is also well connected by road from Theni. The journey to Munnar along Western Ghats is in itself a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As you move up the dizzy heights, the plains of Tamil Nadu can be scene spread out like a large contour map below. | More details... |
Kurangini is just 15 km from Theni , on the Western Ghats, and has silvery waterfalls, wooded valleys, rocky crags and caves and view-points that offer calendar perfect scenery. Rare flora and fauna and plantations of tea, coffee and cardamom and handicraft items made by tribal community members attract tourists to this picnic spot.
Honey, cane products, caps, floor mats and silk cotton mattresses are some of the tribal products that are in great demand. | More details... |
Built in 1959, the dam across the majestic Vaigai River is 111 feet high and stores 71 feet of water. Boating inside the dam on the still expanse of water is a great experience.
The garden, adjacent to it, is known as 'Little Brindavan' as there is much resemblance to the wholesome experience at the world famous Brindavan gardens of Mysore. There are ample play facilities for children and tourists inside the garden. There is also a menagerie for the entertainment of the visitors. | More details... |
Against the back drop of an emerald wilderness, the Kumbakkarai falls gushes out of huge rocky recesses at great heights and roars down into an alluring pool of water infused with the goodness of minerals and herbs.
It is believed to possess medicinal properties and is a popular bathing spot. Rare fauna and avifauna frequent the forest around the falls and rare specimens of flora are sighted easily around the places. | More details... |
The classic poet Ilangovadigal has described its beauty in the famous Tamil epic, Chilapathikaram. Though it is perennial, the thickness of the water column in the monsoon season of June-October is indeed awesome.
There are separate bathing facilities for men and women where the falls form pools of health giving water. The total height of the falls, in two steps, is 190 feet. The forest that forms the backdrop is full of rare flowers, butterflies, birds and animals. | More details... |
It is one of the most picnic spots around Theni. The dam is built across the Varaha River against a setting of majestic verdant hills. The wide expanse of placid water mirroring the green slopes around is an impressive sight.
Periyakulam town nearby is called 'The Mango City' where exotic and delicious varieties of mangoes from the orchards around the town are available at down to earth prices during the seasons. | More details... |