I Was Here: Manchanabele

I visited Manchanabele/Manchinabele first way back in Nov 2006. With a day to spare today, I thought of visiting the place again. It was all good till few kilometers before the the water reservoir. Then the road repair work made me take diversions. After 2-3 diversions, I was lost! To add to that the car’s wheel got stuck in sand in a narrow lane with no one in the vicinity to ask for any help. It took almost 40 minutes to get back to the track. End result, I missed the road & came back home with dirty cloths & car completely covered with multiple layers of dust… to find another task to do tomorrow (gotta read instruction to my brand new top planer carefully, really).
A wonderful adventure to beat Monday blues, I say! 🙂


  1. super shot..!!
    I have not been to manchinbele in years.. after see the picture, I realize I should go there again..
    Should I avoid the Magdi road and try getting there through the Dodda aladamara..?

  2. Welcome to Kolli Hills. Just 6 hours drive (285 km) from Bangalore and 8 hours from Chennai (380 km), the majestic hills rising to 4500 feet have managed to keep itself hidden all these years. The hills are thickly forested, the air is clean, the villages small and the local people friendly.
    Kolli Hills has to be explored in a leissurely pace.Kolli Hills has been the top choice for nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts, trekking clubs and meditation practitioners among hill stations in Tamil Nadu. In comparison to other hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kolli Hills is not commercialized, less polluted and offers unique mountain ranges.
    Some of the famous spots are
    · Agaya Gangai Waterfalls
    · Siddhar caves
    · Mini Falls
    · Arappaleeswar Temple
    · Ettukai Amman Temple
    · Masi Periyasamy Temple and falls
    · Selur View Point
    · Boat House
    · Botanical Garden
    · Seekuparai viewpoint
    · Sandana Parai
    · German swami’s ashram
    · Puranikadu Sat Dharma sangam ashram
    The accommodation is in large comfortable Swiss tents, with a small private sit out. The interiors are a tad over done but you will be glad to sink into the plush sofas after a long walk in the woods.
    The food is wholesome and you can choose from the menu of the day. We would be glad to pack some sandwiches in a hamper for your exploration trips.
    Kolli Hill Resorts,
    Muthankulam, Near Petrol Bunk, Vazhavanthi Nadu, Kolli Hills
    Namakkal District-637411

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