Chinna Suruli Falls / Cloudland Falls
At a distance of 3 km from Kombai Thozu, 44 km from Theni, 69 km from Megamalai, Chinna Suruli Falls is a picturesque waterfall located at Kombai Thozhu village near Theni. Situated in between Megamalai and Theni, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls near Madurai, and among the top Meghamalai places to visit.
Chinna Suruli Falls is located amidst thick green forests at the foothills of the Meghamalai range. It is also known as Cloudland Falls as it originates in the Megamalai Hills. In the local language, Chinna means small or younger, so in a sense, it is called the younger Suruli Falls and is different from Suruli Falls which is situated near Cumbum town.
The waterfall cascades down from a height of about 190 feet and is two-tiered falls. During peak season, the resounding cascades amidst the silver-lined clouds invite a huge number of travelers from far and near as part of Meghamalai tour. It is a perfect spot for picnics and outings and a must-visit for shutterbugs. It is not very safe to visit the falls after sunset because there are instances of frequent sighting of wild elephants, spotted deer, gaur, and other wild animals.
The best time to visit Chinna Suruli Falls, like the rest of the places around here, is from October to December. By October, the waterfall filled to the brim, which makes it look even more mighty and beautiful. From Theni, one can hire a cab to visit the falls which will take around an hour and a half.
Timings: 7 AM - 5 PM
Entry: Rs. 20 for Person