Megamalai is an unseen paradise located in Theni district. It’s a tea estate more than a tourist place located 1500m above the sea level.
There are no best stays in Megamalai. Do your research before booking your stay. Reaching out to people over mobile is a Himalayan task as 90% of this place doesn’t have cellular coverage.
You can spot only few restaurants and this is one good eatery among the few.
Megamalai is non-commercial with very less places to visit. However we can enjoy estates, forests, dams, falls and some breathtaking mountain views.
High Wavys dam, Manalar dam, Iravangallar dam are few places you can see enroute, around Maharaja Mettu.
Maharaja Mettu- trekking spot, view point
You can see breathtaking views of Cumbum, Gudalur, Kerala from here.
If you are lucky enough you can spot herds of elephants, bison.
You can have unforgettable experience of blue sky, fresh air, foggy weather.
This tourist guide board helped us to plan our trip for the next day.
High Wavys is another point where you can see beautiful tea plantations.
The Suruli river supplying the falls originates from Megamalai.
This falls finds mention in 2000 year old ancient Tamil literature Silappatikaram.
This dam built across Vaigai river is livelihood for farmers and provides portable water for over 10 million people.