6 Things to do in Ambai or Ambasamudram: Nature at its Best

Ambasamudram is a town in the Western Ghats place known for the historic Kasibanathaswamy and Lrishnaswamy Sanctuaries devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, correspondingly. People go to the Manjolai Hills, the Kalakad Mundanthuria Tiger Reserve, as well as the Tea Plantations. Ambasamudram, often known as Ambai, is a popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. So, in this piece, we’ll explore a few of the top sites to visit in Ambasamudram or Ambai.

Things to do in Ambai or Ambasamudram:
Thamirabarani River

The Thamirabarani water runs along the coast of Ambasamudram. It rises in the Western Ghats and streams through to the districts of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. The river takes its title from the word tamiran, which means “copper.” The water includes metal traces and is claimed to have medical characteristics because it travels through the Podhigai hills, which are densely forested with herbal remedies. The Thamirabarani river’s water is super sweet and therefore must be sampled. The copper concentration gives the river its distinct reddish colour.

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Agasthiyar Falls

Agasthiyar Waterfall is located around 4 kilometres upward from the Papanasam Shiva Temple. It is amongst the best places to visit in the area. The waterfall is about 100 metres high and may be accessible by hiking from the Papanasam Temple. This waterfall is considered to not only have the ability to wash away any misdeeds but it is also packed with medical medicines and has the ability to heal. One could also hike upwards to the waterfalls’ stream, the Kalyan Theertham, in which the source is buried behind such a massive wall-like construction.

Manimuthar Dam & Waterfall

The Manimuthar Dam & Waterfall is really a lake near the slopes of said Pothigai hills. The scenery is spectacular, as well as the point where the hills, ocean, and sky converge is a beautiful sight. Manimuthar Waterfalls is just a few km away and is similarly beautiful. One might fully enjoy a shower and the beautiful landscape.

Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, which encompasses a territory of about 800 square kilometres, has been designated as a National Tiger Reserve since 1988. It is located in the westernmost portion of the Western Ghats. Additional wildlife present in the reserve include panthers, jackals, leopards, jungle cats, various types of animals, macaques, and deer, in addition to tigers, which are usually found in the sanctuary’s southern portion. This refuge is also home to a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Aside from the species, there seem to be approximately 24 walk paths that draw travellers to this reserve. The optimum time to visit this tiger reserve is between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Manjolai Hills

Manjolai Hills is a mountain range known for its tea plants and gardens. The hills are approximately 1162 metres high. The estates produce a variety of tea types. The tranquillity of the setting gives people a sense of peace and comfort. Other popular tourist destinations around the Manjolai Hills include Kakkachi and Nalumukku.

Papanasam Dam

The Papanasam Dam was built in 1942 and therefore is situated in the Western Ghats of said Pothigai highlands. The dam is close to the Papanasam Waterfalls, which are located on the margins of the Thamirabarani River. The location is considered sacred since Lord Shiva and Parvati are reported to have manifested before Saint Agasthiyar there. To honour this visit, the Agasthiyar Temple was built here. Because of its gorgeous setting surrounded by beautiful peaks and greenery, the reservoir is also a favourite picnic area nowadays.

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