Set in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, Vathalmalai is renowned with an exemplary beauty. The hill has some small villages like chinnakadu, periyur and naikkanur which enjoys a very pleasant all year round. Due to this reason, plants suitable for the climate such as coffee and pepper are grown here in a wide range. The picturesque hill station offers breath-taking views, tranquil surroundings and a rich historical heritage.
One of the most attractive things about vathalmalai is its beautiful scenery. The mountain provides the best viewpoint to observe the vast landscape, distant hills and flowing rivers. Vathalmalai is the best place to view sunrise and sunset because they are breath taking as the changing colors of the sky set a beautiful scene. There are measures taken to preserve the beauty of Vathalmalai, trying to promote ecotourism in the region. This is the best place to spend time on trekking. The trail will thrill trekkers as it takes you through dense forests, rocky slopes and steep hills. Trekking usually starts on foot and continues up to the summit.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport to Dharmapuri is Salem Airport (50Km) and international Airport is Bangalore airport (130km). Start from Salem to reach Dharmapuri by 70km. Then from Dharmapuri to Vathalmalai by 22 km.
Top places:Vathal Malai Murugan temple, Vathal Malai falls.
Activities:Nature walk, Rock Climbing, Photography.