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Meghamalai in Thanjavur

Summer: March –June (25°C - 41°C)

Winter: December –February  (18°C -32°C)

Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October – March

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Meghamalai, the range of mist-laden green mountains located in the Western Ghats, is situated in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu. Popularly called the High Wavy Mountains, it is no less than a paradise for the holidaymakers. Overlooking the distant Varusanadu Hills, the range attracts tourists from all over the world to its multiple scenic attractions including Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghamalai Falls, vast tea and coffee estates, cardamom plantations and lush green forests.  
There are places in Meghamalai where virgin evergreen forests are still found bordering the cardamom plantations. The wildlife found in the area includes elephants, tigers, leopards, bears and various other rare species like Grizzled Giant Squirrel and Great Indian Hornbill. Vellimalai or Silver Mountain in Meghamalai is renowned for the view of clouds rolling over the green hills.
There are various dams located in Meghamalai that are very popular with the tourists since some of them overlook the villages of Theni and Cumbum Valley and provide a spectacular view. Popular activities at Meghamalai include bird-watching, trekking, cycling, forest jeep safaris and plantation tours.


Road: Meghamalai is easy to access by road from the district headquarters Thenias well as from the popular cities like Madurai. Buses and taxis are available for this purpose. The road from Theni via Chinnamanur is extremely scenic.

Railway: The nearest railway station to Meghamalai is Madurai Junction which is about 114 km. away, while another good option is Dindigul Junction, about 122 km. away. Cabs and taxis are available for hire at both the stations.

Airway: The nearest airport is at Madurai at the distance of about 127 km. from Meghamalai. Consider taxis as the best mode for the connecting road journey.