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POOMBARAI:

Poombarai is a quaint village located about 18 kilometers from Kodaikanal town. It's famous for its terraced farms, traditional architecture, and stunning views of the surrounding valleys and hills. Here, you can experience the simple rural life of the locals and enjoy the serenity of nature.

   Suggested Route to Poombarai:

  - Start from Kodaikanal Town: Begin your journey from the town center of Kodaikanal.

  - Travel by Road: Take a scenic drive towards Poombarai, enjoying the lush landscapes and mountain vistas along the way.

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PALANI TOWN VIEW
 

    - Start your journey by enjoying the panoramic view of Palani Town from a designated viewpoint.

    - Take in the scenic vistas of the town nestled amidst hills and lush greenery.

POOMBARAI MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE

- After enjoying the town view, proceed to the Poombarai Mahalakshmi Temple, a serene Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. It's located amidst serene surroundings, offering devotees a peaceful place for worship and reflection.

  - Enjoy the peaceful ambiance and seek blessings at this sacred site.

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EXPLORE POOMBARAI VILLAGE  
 

Upon reaching Poombarai, wander through the village streets, admiring the traditional houses and terraced farms. Don't miss the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their way of life.

VISIT POOMBARAI MURUGAN TEMPLE
 

   Explore the Poombarai Murugan Temple, a sacred site nestled amidst the greenery, offering stunning views of the surrounding hills.

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ENJOY NATURE

Take leisurely walks in the surrounding countryside, soaking in the tranquility and natural beauty of Poombarai.

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KOOKAL LAKE
 

En route to Mannavanur, visit the picturesque Kookal Lake.Enjoy activities like boating, fishing, and bird-watching amidst the tranquil surroundings of this serene lake.

MANNAVANUR:
 

      Mannavanur is another charming village located about 35 kilometers from Kodaikanal. It's renowned for its picturesque landscapes, rolling meadows, and the famous Mannavanur Lake, which is a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

   Suggested Route to Mannavanur:

- Start from Kodaikanal Town:Begin your journey from Kodaikanal town center.

- Travel through Scenic Routes: Enjoy a scenic drive towards Mannavanur, passing through lush forests and winding mountain roads.

MANNAVANUR LAKE
 

    - Head to Mannavanur Lake, a serene reservoir surrounded by rolling meadows and picturesque hills.

    - Enjoy boating on the tranquil waters or simply relax by the lakeside, soaking in the natural beauty.

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MANNAVANUR SHEEP FARM
 

- Explore the Mannavanur Sheep Farm, where you can see herds of sheep grazing peacefully in the lush green meadows.

     - Learn about sheep farming practices and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding countryside.

MANNAVANUR RABBIT FARM
 

      - Visit the Mannavanur Rabbit Farm for a unique experience of interacting with adorable rabbits.

    - Learn about rabbit breeding and care from the knowledgeable staff and enjoy feeding the rabbits.

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PARISAL BOATING
 

- Experience Parisal Boating on Mannavanur Lake, where you can glide through the calm waters in traditional bamboo boats.

   - Enjoy the tranquility of the lake and the surrounding scenery as you paddle around on the Parisal.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:
 

 - Transportation: Rent a vehicle or hire a local guide for convenient transportation between Poombarai and Mannavanur.

 - Timing:Plan your visit during the daytime to make the most of the attractions and enjoy the scenic views.

   - Attire: Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking and exploring the villages and natural surroundings. 

  - Snacks: Carry snacks and water for refreshment during your journey, as amenities may be limited in rural areas.

   Both Poombarai and Mannavanur offer a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing you to reconnect with nature and experience the simple joys of rural living.

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