Get a holiday expert for this place

Destination Theme
Hill Stations,
Best Suited For
Families, Couples and Animal/Bird Lovers.
Recommended Duration
Two to Three days.

Quick Info

Meghamalai is a pleasant and foggy mountain range located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Situated in the Western Ghats, Meghamalai is famously known as High Wavy Mountains. The place has natural scenic beauty because of the majestic mountains and the picturesque tea and cardamom plantations. The nearest airport to Meghamalai is Madurai Airport at a distance of about 126 kilometres from the hill station.

Rankings & Ratings

A breezy hill station with picturesque views and rare wildlife that hasn't been explored yet.

Editor's Rankings

#15 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala
#4 in 10 Hill Stations in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

The hill station of Meghamalai has some of the best natural views of spice plantations and hills. Although the environment is quite pleasant with plenty of wildlife, the place does not have a lot of great tourist attractions or interesting activities. The worst thing about Meghmalai is its roads which are in a very bad condition.


  • The entire place has stunning viewpoints.
  • The hill station has a rich variety of fauna.
  • The plantations and dams are good attractions.
  • The atmosphere is mostly cool and breezy.


  • The roads are bad and dangerous.
  • The place has not been explored that much.
  • Food can be a let-down.
  • No activities available yet at the place.

Itinerary Tips

  • Highway is a good view point that offers breathtaking view of the entire range of Varusanadu Hills.
  • Out of the six dams, Manalar Dam offers the best view. You can see the Cumbam valley and village.
  • You can take leisure walks near the plantation and lake.
  • Vellimalai is a major attraction. You can see wild animals and beautiful clouds.
  • You can take binoculars to see the rare birds and animals. 

Detailed Info

Meghamalai is a beautiful hill station in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu. But it hasn't been vastly explored by tourists. The hill station is basically a misty mountain range situated in the Western Ghats of South India. A large portion of Meghamalai is covered with tea estates and cardamom plantations. The hill station has a rich variety of flora that includes scrub forests and plantations and precious fauna that includes Great Indian hornbills, Grizzled giant squirrel, Salim Ali's fruit bat, White-bellied woodpecker and different rare species of deer.

Because of its exceptional wildlife, Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is a project the government is considering. The entire hill station provides breathtaking view points. One of them is Highwavy, a point that gives a stunning view of the Varusanadu Hills. The well-spread plantations and an artificial lake provide opportunities for nice leisure walks. There are six dams situated on the hills which are also popular tourist attractions. Vellimalai at the centre of Meghamalai is covered with Silver-lined clouds and has different wild animals. Somewhere in this region, the river Vaigai originates.



The hill station is at an altitude of 1500 metres(5000 ft) above sea level.


The hill station is surprisingly hot in summer, but the winters are cool, breezy and misty.

Best Time to Visit?

Between the winter months of October and February.

How to Get There?

By Air

The nearest airport to Meghamalai is Madurai Airport at a distance of 126 kilometres. The airport is connected to some of the cities in India like Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. It is also connected to few cities outside India like Colombo and Dubai. From the airport, you can book a cab to reach Meghamalai.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Meghamalai is Madurai Railway Station at an approximate distance of 120 kilometres. The station is well-connected to major cities in India. 

By Bus

Buses are not available to Meghamalai at least at the moment. The roads to Meghamalai aren't ideal for buses.


Local Cuisines

Ordinary South Indian meals are availabe here.