Meghamalai (May 2016)

It’s been a couple of years I last visited Meghamalai. It was a back breaking trip then as I took a sedan and it took almost 3 hours to reach the top from the checkpost. This time around it was quite an easy drive as XUV did it’s job quite well. The roads have been widened through out, from the checkpost till Meghamalai. Though the progress has been halted as someone has got stay from green tribunal. But people are hoping the stay will be vacated soon and the road laying will start.

Since it was just a day trip we just visited Maharaja Mettu & it’s surroundings and on our way down we stayed in Meghamalai Resort. It’s located between Chinnamanur (25 km) and Meghamalai (8 km). The views are awesome from the resort. Sunrise shots are taken from the resort. From the resort you can see Chinna Suruli.

With the development I saw Meghamalai won’t be the same in couple of years time. So, visit before it gets in to the tourist circuit.

Places of interest:

Manalar Waterfalls (Inside a private estate)
Iranvigalar Dam
Maharaja Mettu (View point to see Thekkady, Cumbam, Theni, Chinnamanur)
Lower Manalar
Upper Manalar
Thoovanam Dam
Vanniar Dam
Thekkady Dam
Chinna Suruli Waterfalls
Suruli Waterfalls

Accomodation Details:

Sand River Cottage
Cloud Mountain Bungalow
Inspection Bungalow
Panchayat Guest House
Meghamalai Resort (you will see this resort enroute Meghamalai)


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