The scenic location set deep into the dense woods of Western Ghat Ranges in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Area. This unexplored region lies in the Tirunelveli district of the South Indian state Tamil Nadu. Situated at an altitude of 1160meters above the sea level, Manjolai hills still remains an unexplored region with a mystical beauty.
It is also called as “Poor Man’s Ooty” for its tranquil ambience and scenic locations. Prior permission from the forest department is insisted as the location is to be reached moving within the forest.
Tourist Attractions in Manjolai
Tarzan Pool, Mini Golf Court in Kakkachi, Kakkachi Lake, Kuthiravetti, Kuttiyar Dam, Manimuthar Tea Estate, Manjolai Tea Estate, Nalumukku, Singampatty Zamin Palace, Vanapetchi Amman Temple, Manimuthar Falls, Upper Kodayar Dam are the most popular tourist attractions in Manjolai region.
Things To Do
The best time to visit Manjolai Hills is between November and March. Trekking is suggested for adventure seekers to explore into the woods. The Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger reserve area is a protected zone and the travelers need to obtain prior permission to go into the area. Similar condition does exist for visiting the Upper Kodayar Dam. Visiting the lake, enjoying at the various mini water falls, resting and relaxing in the lap of nature are the best things you can do during your trip to Manjolai Hills.
How to reach:
Air Airport nearest to Manjolai Hills is at Tuticorin and you can reach the destination via Tirunelveli crossing a distance of 100kms.
By Rail:The nearest rail head is at Tirunelveli from where Manjolai is at a distance of 63kms.
By Road:Tirunelveli is a place well connected with the major cities of Tamilnadu and the other nearby states. From Tirunelveli, public transport ply at regular intervals to the destination.