Theni is a little hamlet on the Western ghats. It is dotted by luscious patches of greenery and gushing waterfalls wherever you go. Theni has something for every kind of traveller; from seeking divinity at the exquisite temples to taking a dip into the waterfalls.
Dolled up all in green, the mesmerising Theni is the best-kept secret of Tamil Nadu. The topography of Theni mainly consists of hills and ranges. It won't be an exaggeration to say that Theni has plenty of rivers and dams which add up to the beauty of this place. Theni is an abode to 27 forests. This gives an idea of the unparalleled greenery and wilderness of the district.
For those craving for tranquillity, the aroma filled tea estates in Theni are a paradise. The Kolukkamalai Tea estate is often deemed to be the world’s highest organic tea estate. A visit to this place is guaranteed to leave you spellbound. The Vaigai Dam built across the Vaigai River has become a popular tourist attraction in Theni for years. It offers picturesque scenery and picnic spots which are perfect for group picnics and a family day out. The Suruli Falls and the Kumbakarai Falls are the crown jewels of Theni. These gushing waterfalls cascading down gigantic rocks is a memorable sight.
Theni doesn't disappoint the spiritual souls as well. The temples like Kamatchi Amman Temple, Vellappar Temple, and Balasubramanya Temple are brimming with devotees from all around the country throughout the year. The vibrant local markets of Theni are a shoppers’ paradise. The local handloom products and agricultural products are the best buys at these markets.
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