At a distance of 1 km from Iravangalar Dam and 17 km from Meghamalai Bus Stop, Maharaja Mettu is a popular vantage point in Megamalai. Located at Vennial Tea Estate, it is one of the must-visit places in Megamalai as part of Megamalai Packages.
Maharaja Mettu offers a wonderful view of the entire mountain range of Varusanadu Hills, lush tea plantations & Cumbum Valley. From the viewpoint, one would be amazed to see endless greenery complimented well by the rocky mountains.
The route to the vantage point kept meandering through the tea estates. From the road, one needs to cover about 400 m to reach the viewpoint. The spot is maintained by Tamil Nadu Forest Department, y so one needs to pay the entry fee to enter the viewpoint. View of the plains interspersed with clouds and mist was spellbinding from the point. If you are lucky enough, you may spot some wild elephants in the surrounding jungle.
Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM
Entry: Rs. 10 for Person