Meghamalai – High Wavy Mountains

Looking for an unperturbed walk in the clouds, Meghamalai is the place to be! Untouched by pollution and traffic, this scenic locale has a beauty of its own. A primary Travelers paradise along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, the Western Ghats influence the topography and climate on a favorable note. Meghamalai is popularly known as the High Wavy Mountains.meghamalai

Part of the Theni district in Tamil Nadu, the natural beauty is further heightened by the cardamom plantations and tea estates. At an elevation of 1,500 m above sea level, Meghamalai is abundant in flora and fauna. The famous Cloudlands, Highwavys and Manalaar Sand river estates are the major tourist attractions. The Highwavys offers a panoramic view point of the mountains range of Varusanadu Hills.

Home to the Grizzled Giant Squirrel and the Great Indian Hornbill which nests here, Meghamaial is a sanctuary for endangered species.

The world rarest species of Bat known as the Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat named after the Indian ornithologist Salim Ali is found in this mountain range. Ensure to capture a panaromic view from the Maharaja Mettu View Point.

The breathtaking view is akin to a painting especially as the climb up the exhilaratingly steep offers a view of the peaceful Manalar Dam and the Cumbam valley. The Meghamalai hills are the originating point of the River Suruli with the twin waterfalls located at its course. The Vellimalai or Silver Mountain at 1,650 metres above sea level is the origin of the River Vaigai.

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