Tree houses & hikes at Pachamalai
November 13 (TravelAndy): Tiruchirapalli in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, has nearly completed the eco-tourism project on its Pachamalai hills, reported The Hindu.
The eco-tourism projects, that have already been completed, includes tree houses on the hills of Top Sengattupatti or Thenpuranadu.
As a part of this initiative, the forest department has built an interpretation centre on the hills. This centre will allow tourists to get an audio-visual experience of the natural habitat of a forest.
To facilitate adventure tourism, a 4km hiking trail starting from Maamarathusolai has been constructed. The route will cover a waterfall, couple of watch towers and British-era guest houses.
Pachamalai hills, located in the Eastern Ghats, is a paradise for wildlife tourism. It is home to 154 species of birds and 135 species of butterflies. It is also home to around 500 deer.