Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Kalrayan Hills



Kalrayan Hills having tourist attraction like Megam Falls and Periyar Falls Gomukhi Dam at the Kalrayan foot hills.The Kalrayan Hills (கல்வராயன் மலை) are a major range of hills situated in the Eastern Ghats of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Along with the Pachaimalai, Javadi, and Shevaroy hills, they separate the Kaveri River basin to the south from the Palar River basin to the north.[2] The hills range in height from 2000 feet to 3000 feet and extend over an area of 1095 square kilometres.[1]
The hills straddle a number of Tamil Nadu districts, extending northeast from the Salem District. The range serves as a boundary between the Salem and Villupuram districts.The Kalrayans are divided into two sections — the northern section, referred to as the Chinna ("little") Kalrayans, and the southern section, called the Periya ("big") Kalrayans. The Chinna Kalrayans average 2700 feet in height, while the Periya Kalrayans average 4000 feet.

The range as a whole is fairly smooth, with soil well-suited for plant growth. Scrub jungles reach up to 400 metres in altitude, while deciduous forests can be found between above 800 metres. Sholas, a type of high-altitude stunted evergreen forest, can be found growing on isolated plateaus. Though the forest stand is growing, due to "habitat uniqueness, human impacts and cultural tradition," conservation efforts are needed.







 As I take the lonely steps that lead towards the Gomukhi Dam, the dim silhouette of the Kalrayan hills is visible against an inky black sky. The rippling waters are lit only by a thin crescent moon and a couple of winking stars. I am not really sure why I chose to visit the dam site at dead of night. RLTs after all are for day-trippers. But the effect the stillness of the dark has on me is puzzling — an enigmatic mix of calm and fear.
I take the bus to Kallakuruchi, a bustling town that lies 20 km from the dam and do what I should perhaps have done in the first place — find a lodge to spend the night. Another bus to Vellimalai the next morning on a road that runs uphill like a coiled cable.
On someone's advice, I check out the Periyar Falls first, which lies just short of the village. But all there is, is a disappointing trickle of water; apparently, this becomes a veritable flood during the monsoon season. The assurance that walking another few kilometres would take me to the Pudur Megan Falls and make up for this non-show keep my spirits up. But the narrow 4-km pathway and warnings that it would be foolish to venture alone dissuade me from making the journey.
At an altitude that ranges from 315 metres to 1190 metres, the Kalrayan hills roll out like an uneven carpet across Villupuram and Salem districts. Covering an area of 600 sq. km, these hills provide an expansive space for wandering about. However, there are not many places of tourist interest in this area, the few hamlets being far from appealing. This leaves any tourist who wants to come to these parts with only one option — exploring the area with an open mind and at his or her own pace. There are forested patches here which are unspoilt and good for trekking, the weather is invariably pleasant and there are a great many dormant waterfalls that spring to life in the monsoon months.
How to get there From Chennai, you may take a direct bus to Kallakurichi or via Villupuram. From Kallakurichi, there are buses that will take you all over the hills but these are infrequent.
Hiring a cab from Kallakurichi is a better option, though the best bet would be to set out in your own conveyance from Chennai.


 




Tamil Nadu is one of the most popular tourist ekandrallo villupuram. Click here to see a dense forest in the mountain ranges of the two eyes calavu kalrayan parucukunna greenery.Vayyaranga gomukhi River flowing among mountain ranges, the forest in the middle selayeti cappullu, ahladannicce Periyar, cloud and waterfalls, steep mountain peaks appeared kalrayan, adugaduguna ahladaparice areas, the oldest building sobhato ...Andalunnayante tourists beyond the hyperbole utini villupuranlo arsistunna not significantly.




 Nature saundaryadidevata erparucukunda domiciled here ..? Puram beauty of the bow to see how long tanivitiradu annatlunde. The second largest district in the state of Tamil Nadu .. villupuram Trichy - Chennai highway virajillutom the district center. Kanuvindu the green hills, historic old structures, temples, churches, mosques, castles, rajamandiralu .. The okatemiti, which contained a number of tourist attractions to the area by bus, rail facilities are always available. 


Cudalsinavive ... 
See the main tourist area where kalrayan hills, about 15 km from the kalrayan kallakurci kallakurci tarincenduku from the hills and buses are available for ornamentation. 3,500 kilometers in altitude from sea level utini resemble the hills of Western Ghats koluvudirina kalrayan pancutunnayi pleasure to cold weather. Dense forest, selayella runs, vanamulikavanam, gomukhi River tourists. Spas can also be caused to the Eco Tourism of the State of paryatakasakha prakletimadhya pleasure as well as tourists, are central to sedadirce. Kalrayan  many parts of the hills, to the baths are only some of them vutundi vila. 


Periyar Falls: 

 Approximately 15 kilometers away from the Periyar Dam gomukhi Falls offers tourists a great experience. Gomukhi Dam - kariyalurku bassumarganlo ccu thinking approach to this area. Falls are also the jalakaladavaccu roddupakkrane. Kariyalur is 10 km away from here. Falls on the way to the green hill areas of Periyar kanuvindu kariyaluruku to num bytes. There are lodging houses are also available for visitors. Traveling a distance of 5 km from Periyar vellimalaiki achieved Falls. Away goes the year, with another five kilomi Turley urges puskalanga Falls visited the water available for the cloud. 

Jinjikota: the rule of the Vijayanagara rulers during the Three Hills Constructed nellurunu jinjikotanu ... Ruled in the capital. Rediscovering the dark, cakkilidurga, the hills rajagiri velisayi mukkonam shape. Jinjikotanu built upon the expertise of eminent architects. The Castle of Indo - Islamic marriage the way it built its impressive atrium. The fort was built at the mouth of venugopala pujalandukum still tondi temple. Hanuman Temple, Ranganath temple, ullakhan mosque, temples kamalakanni mogul emperors built vijayanagararajulu here. 

 Ramanatha isvaralayam rajendracoludu built in 1012, Brahma Temple, popularly known as Islam. Villupuraniki tiruvakkarailoni National Geological Park is 40 kilometers away, another tourist area of ​​interest. The park attracts all tidal The types of trees. It is near the Queen mahadevar sembiyan Shiva built during the reign of the emperors caru cola. Off the coast of Sri Sri candramaulisvarudu tanambika vakralingesvarudu, vakrakali koluvudiraru ammavarito. 


Danamiccarata write ..! 
Hilly area of ​​about 600 square kilometers in extent, extending kalrayan villupuranlo samrajyadhipati srikrsnnadeva Vijayanagara karlar I emigrated from Kanchipuram to the history of the tribal tegavariki simply donate. Today there are many structures built during the reign of villupuranlo rayalavari darsanamistundatam the instance of the search.


Trekking Experience here


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