Attractions to explore near Sirumalai Reserved Forests
Sirumalai is a reserved region of 6000 acres. Many high hills, nature, waterfalls, trekking area ,wildlife ,etc.
This palace was erected in 1626 AD in the city of Madurai, by king Thirumalai Nayak. The palace depicts the perfect blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. After Independence, this palace was declared as a national monument and till date continues to be one of the spectacular monuments of Southern India.
Kumbakkarai falls is the lesser- known falls in the foothills of Kodaikanal. This falls has two stages. . The travellers come here and take bath in the falls. The water flows throughout the year; but in rainy seasons the flow will be very heavy. Bathing is possible.
It is constructed beyond Preumalmalai and Chemmalai. The tourism around the dam is promoted by the Tamil Nadu Department of Tourism. A large number of local people and outsiders visit the dam. There is a bridge without any support of piers on the Ponnaniyaru Dam. It is known as a hanging bridge and offers you the panoramic view of lush green forest and hills. Standing on the bridge, you can see the trains moving on the rails between the hillocks.
Bear Shola Falls is a popular tourist spot in the region of Kodaikanal. This cascade is a seasonal attraction that comes to life in its fullest during the monsoons when the water flows down from the hilltop making its way through the verdant greenery of the region.
Guna Cave is wonderful tourist spot in Kodaikanal on Moir Point road. The cave is formed between two large Pillar Rocks. It is one of the best tourist places to visit in kodaikanal. This large, dark and ancient cave is also called as Devil's Kitchen.
Palani is one of the important pilgrim place for Hindus. Palani Murugan (Kartikeya) temple is very famous among Hindu religion. This temple is situated in the top of a large hills. there is ropeway now to climb the hills, otherwise we should climb around 1000 steps to get there.