Pachimalai hills also known as the 'Pachais' are a part of the Eastern Ghats.
The hills are located in the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu. The hills are spread over the districts of Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Perambalur. The towns nestled in the hills are Thuraiyur, Esanai, Perambalur, Gangavalli, Thammampatti, Arumbavur, Malayalappatti, Thedavur and Uppiliapuram.
Etymology of Pachimalai Hills
Pachai in Tamil means 'green' and malai means 'mountain'. The Pachimalai hills are greener than some of the hills located nearby.
Attractions of Pachimalai Hills
Pachimalai is a beautiful place with unique culture and way of life. There are many native tribes inhabiting the hills. Among them the Malayali tribe is involved in the trade of some of the surplus agricultural products, which grow in the hills, to towns below on the plains for items not available in the hills.
The rivers flowing through the hills are Kallar and Sweata Nadi. The Veeraramar Dam is located in the hills across the Kallar River. The waterfalls in the hills include Mangalam Aruvi, Koraiyar Falls and Mayil Uthu Falls. The most cultivated fruit in the hills is jackfruit.
These hills offer fine opportunity to plunge into adventurous activities like trekking and swimming. The government of Tamil Nadu is planning to take various initiatives to improve the condition of the hills. The idea is to promote tourism and attract tourists from all parts of the world.
Connectivity of Pachimalai Hills
The hills are well connected to Trichy and Perambalur and these places are well connected to rest of India via train and air.
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(Last Updated on : 17-10-2014)
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