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Cloud Mountatin Bungalow, Meghamalai

Located at Meghamalai, a 6000 acre tea plantation equidistant from Madurai and Thekkadi, the Meghamalai Bungalow has all the characteristics of a British-built bungalow - fireplaces in all rooms, a portico, landscaped gardens and lawns, tall trees flanking the courtyard and tea gardens all around. What sets this bungalow apart is the proximity to the 7 km lake within the plantation and the orange trees beside the driveway.

Once the exclusive preserve of a group of plantations, Meghamalai today has become the cynosure of every tourist. Flanked on one side by the Periyar Tiger Reserve and on the other by the proposed Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, the Highwavys group of Estates lies in a geographic depression shaped like a bowl, bordered by rising mountain ranges on all sides with a 7 kilometer lake winding across itself.


Meghamalai is also home to rare species of birds, flora and mammal life. Gaurs and Elephants are commonly sighted across the few plantations but more so within the Highwavys Group of Estates. To wake up to the call of a distant elephant trumpet, to walk beside the lake for miles across undulating hills, to walk past an elephant skull to a private waterfall or to simply sit atop a grassy cliff and be in communion with mountain peaks all around, are some other things that will become forever locked within your memory for a long, long time.



Meghamalai Planter's Bungalow is situated on the border of the Periyar Tiger Reserve on the Eastern side in Tamil Nadu, about 85 kilometers from Thekkadi in Kerala, 43 kms off Chinnamanoor, on the Thekkadi – Madurai Interstate Highway


  • Forest Jeep Safaris
  • Tea Estate Tour
  • Cycling
  • Tea Factory Visit
  • Trekking
  • Indoor games like billiards or table tennis
  • Camping out on a mountain cliff
  • Bathing in a natural waterfall
  • Picnic at Grass Hills
  • Barbeque and bonfire
  • Use of Club facilities




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--- Sarah Jennings (UK)

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