India’s geographical diversity will astonish and make the wanderers go awestruck with its stunning hills, snow-covered mountains, high landscapes, lush-green valleys, picturesque beaches, mesmerizing waterfalls, and many more.
Southern India is bestowed with the western ghats which are home to impeccable marvels of mother nature, with its serene lakes, deep thick forests, and some of the finest mountains, which sets a backdrop for a peaceful vacation and doesn’t fail to inspire awe in every traveler’s mind.
The hills station in Tamil Nadu is supremely famous among nature enthusiasts and wanderers. These hilly stations are blessed with immense natural wonders like sprawling lush greens, tranquility in the atmosphere which proffer memorable views of the valleys, huge mountains, and pristine lakes passing beneath. These hill stations never fail to enthrall the wanderers with its soul-soothing atmosphere and pleasant climate.
Manjolai Hills, Tirunelveli
Manjolai Hills is one of the hill stations in Tamil Nadu which is every tourist’s favorite destination. A huge variety of flora and fauna can be witnessed over Manjolai. In fact, the Manjolai Hills is tucked away deep with the height of 1162m surrounded by the lush green tea estates, in the magnificent Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghats. Manjolai Hills stands still above the base of Manimuthar Dam.
Manjolai Hills is a place to explore and unravel. The panoramic view of the misty mountains which are laid down as a carpet is truly hypnotizing. The gushing waterfalls, abundant tea estates, dense forests are truly a hidden glorious beauty of Manjolai Hills.
Manjolai is a perfect summer getaway where you can relax and relish the serene atmosphere. The pathway to Manjolai Hills through the midst of woodland of thick plantations attracts a number of explorers and trekkers for its unseen captivating beauty.
Manjolai Hills are secured with pleasant tea gardens around the slopes which relish inner peace and purity among which the Bombay Burma Tea Estates is the most prominent, due to its picturesque beauty, the place is contrasted to Ooty.
Manimuthar Falls flows enchantingly in the dense deep forests of the western ghats. The silver crystal pearls gushing down at a distance of 25 feet forming a pristine pond at the bottom of the dam which is 90feet deep. The cascading waterfalls offer a tremendous amount of tranquil escape. A breath-taking view from the waterfalls is called ‘Kuthiraivetti’.
Other tourist attractions in Manjolai Hills are Mini-Golf Course and Kakkachi Lake in Kakkachi. Trekkers can trek for an adventurous and exciting experience in Nalumukku.
Things to do?
On the way to Manjolai Hills, there’s a dam called Dasan Pool, the pristine water of the dam attracts the local people and many tourists to relax and rejuvenate amidst the pleasant environment.
- Enjoy a pleasant boat ride at Vana Theertham.
- Visit the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve / Sanctuary to witness the natural habitats.
How to reach?
Government buses are available to reach these beautiful hillocks. And if an explorer wants to reach through private vehicles, it is essential to get permission from the forest authorities.
However, Permission from the Forest Department Authorities is required to visit the Manjolai estate and Kuthiravetti.