Covered in thick foggy mist and dotted with neatly lined plantations of cardamom, coffee and tea, the beautiful town of Theni makes for a great offbeat travel destination. Home to majestic temples, peaceful river beds and arresting waterfalls, Theni is an amazing blend of spirituality and scenic beauty. The Vaigai Dam built across River Vaigai is one of the most picturesque and popular tourist spots in Theni, where visitors can picnic as well. Some of the other dams located in Theni are Manjalar dam, Sothuparai dam, Shanmuganathi dam, Melmanalaru dam and Manalaru dam. Gushing down from great heights, the Kumbakarai Falls and the Suruli Falls are popular among tourists for their breathtaking beauty. The town is also known for grand temples like the Vellappar Temple, Kamatchi Amman Temple and the Balasubramanya Temple. Another popular spot is the Top Station view point in Kotaguddi that offers spectacular views of the Western Ghats. Theni is located at a distance of 80 km from Madurai and can be easily reached.

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