Lake / Backwaters
At a distance 4 km from Megamalai Bus Station, Manalar Dam is an artificial dam situated in Megamalai. It is one of the famous tourist places to visit in Megamalai as part of the Madurai Tour Packages.
The small hill town of Meghamalai boasts of 6 dams along with countless waterfalls which are perennial. Iravangalar Dam, Manalar Dam, and Highway Dam are the most popular ones. Surrounded by tea plantations, the Manalar Dam is a peaceful place to spend some time in solitude amidst mother nature.
The Manalar Dam was built in the year 1978 CE across Suruli River, also known as the Manalar River. Its water capacity is 13.5 million m3. The serene lake and the beckoning mountains ranges are among the best places in Meghamalai. During the rainy season, one can witness the majestic flow of water that attracts several tourists every year. The dam offers the bird's eye view of the Cumbum ravines and the villages in the Theni district. Besides, it is also an ideal place for photographs and pre-wedding photoshoots.
Boating facilities are available in the catchment area of the dam and are controlled by the state government.
Timings: 7 AM - 6 PM