Places To Visit In Theni

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1. Suruli Falls

Suruli Falls

1 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

Suruli Falls is a beautiful waterfall in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu and one of the major tourist attractions of Theni as well. It is a perfect destination to get up close and personal with the nature and cool off in its pristine waters.

2. Meghamalai


2 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

Tucked within the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, Meghamalai in Theni district is the kind of hidden paradise that you read about in books, complete with exhilarating trek routes, breathtaking scenes and an excellent opportunity to take a break from your everyday life in the lap of nature.

3. Vaigai Dam

Vaigai Dam

3 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

A lifeline for the districts of Madurai and Dindigul both as a source of irrigation and drinking water, Vaigai Dam is also a fantastic destination for picnics and casual afternoon visits with friends and family. Located across the Vaigai River in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Vaigai Dam is a major source of irrigation water for Madurai district as well as Dindigul district. The dam also provides drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti. Owing to its 174,000,000 cubic metre capacity, the Tamil Nadu government has also constructed an Agricultural Research Station for research and cultivation of a variety of crops including rice, sorghum, black gram, cowpea and cotton.

4. Chinna Suruli Falls

Chinna Suruli Falls

4 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

Located in the lap of wild, green forests, Chinna Suruli Falls is a picturesque destination to visit from Theni. It cascades all the way down from Meghamalai to form a pool of cool, sparkling water at the foothills of the mountain. Located around 54 kilometres away from the main centre, near the Kombaithozhu village, Chinna Suruli Falls is a lovely and serene destination to visit in and around Theni. It can be included in your itinerary of local sightseeing if you are visiting Theni and its nearby attractions.

5. Shanmuganathi Dam

Shanmuganathi Dam

5 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

Shanmuganathi Dam in Theni district of Tamil Nadu is a lifeline for the drylands like Pusarikoundanpatti, Appipatti, Sukkangalpatti, Vellaiammalpuram, Odaipatti and Sepalakottai - all agricultural villages of Theni. The beautiful dam is set in a serene location, right at the foothills of Meghamalai Hills, very near to the village of Rayapanpatty.

6. Kumbakkarai Falls

Kumbakkarai Falls

28 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

Located in Dindigul district near Theni in Tamil Nadu, Kumbakkarai Falls is a mesmerising waterfall that is situated at the foothills of the Kodaikanal hills. The water cascades down in two layers- at the first stage, the water collects at the rock boulders and recesses. And in the second stage, it falls down the layer of rocks. These recesses are named after wild animals like tiger, snake, elephant, cheetah etc.

7. Bodinayakkanur


496 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Theni

Bodinayakkanur is a town in Theni famous for its scenic beauty. Despite being a Tamil town, the elevation of 1,158 ft. makes for pleasant weather throughout the year. While cash crops grow here in plenty, it also boasts of spice plantations and is known as the Cardamom capital of India. Lush forests in steep-cut rocky mountains are picturesque beyond compare. Many Tamil films have also been shot here. Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called Bodinayakkanur 'South Kashmir'.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Theni?

The top sightseeing places in Theni are Suruli Falls, Meghamalai, Vaigai Dam, Chinna Suruli Falls, Shanmuganathi Dam, Kumbakkarai Falls.
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