In and around Thirunelveli
A day's tour of some places in Thirunelveli district covers Manimutharu Falls and Dam, Kallakadu - Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary, Papanasam falls and dam, Kuttalam falls, Tenkasi and back to town.
The ghat road for Manimuthar Falls has some breathtaking views...the water deep below, the green trees, 80ft deep water trench near the falls. Barricades only on the women-bathers side and not on the other genders' side.
|Manimuthar Dam site|
In Papanasam - Agasthiar Falls you can easily click the langurs and fish in the vicinity than the falls which is almost crowded by the bathers.
Mundanthurai wild reserve is a protected tiger reserve. From Kalakad to Mundanthurai the forest canopy spreads over the western ghats. The reserve is open to public upto 5pm. The animals, mainly - tigers, leopards, panthers, Nilgiri tahr, Indian bison roam over the region. The animal crossing for water across the ghat roads is only in the dusk.
The rocky mountain of Old Kuttalam water falls is awesome, huge and solid. With only little water flowing, the rock seems tall.