Friday, February 10, 2012

Pachaimalai Hills


PACHAMALAI HILL STATION

Pachamalai is a green hill range, just 80 kms north of Tiruchiraplli via Thuraiyur. Pachai means Green and malai means mountain. Pachamalai which spread with a few ranges is a haven of the tribal of this region with unique culture and way of life. Its altitude is 500 meters to 1000 meters above msl.This mountain range has in itself different small regions like Thenpara nadu, kombainadu, Aathi Nadu and Vannadu. It is a good hill range for trekking, to enjoy nature and the animal life .Small streams and falls add colour to these hills.

Mythulu Falls

Myluthu falls is located on the foot hills of Pachamalai, Tamil Nadu, a place of scenic beauty. Approximately 15 km away from Perambalur (district Perambalur) by road to Thuraiyur. 

A dense forest region, best for trekking and other adventurous activities. A natural stream, suited for swimming. There is also a waterfall, high up in the hills called Akaya Gangai. It is perceived to have high medicinal values as it flows across plethora of herbs with medicinal values.

Connectivity:

It is well connected to Trichy and Perambalur. If you want to explore this pachaimalai stay in Perambalur or Thoraiyur since these places are well connected to pachaimalai. Trichy was bit far from pachaimalai.

Trichy is well connected to rest of india by train & air. Bus connectivity is also good from rest of tamilnadu.

Accomadation:

Some decent hotels are available in thoraiyur as well as Perambalur. Trichy will be ideal place for staying as you find lot of good hotels over there. Stay tuned for my post about trichy in which I will give you the details.

For trekking in Pachaimalai,

District Forest Officer
Tiruchy Division
3E, Kajamian 1 st Street
Kaja Nagar
Mannarpuram. Tiruchy20
Phone : 91-431-2422165

For further details
Science and Adventure Club, Tiruchy1.
Thiru  Ramanan
Hill Skills- Trekking,
Wild Life and Environment Club.
Phone No: 0431-2457284
 
Essential informations about Trekking

Trekking
Long Hard expedition of any terrain with definite purpose.

Advantage & Purpose

World's full-fledged health oriented sport with field study,research,soil systems,future disasters,poachers activities,ecological values, food chain&webs,survival & surveying of living beings, happenings,recreation along with 'Physical and Psychological strength for sound body and sound mind

Field Kit
Trek sack / knap sack(For one day) / camouflaged dull coloured Jeans-salvar kamees / T-cap/shoes(with good grip) / socks 2 pairs/wind jacket / Bermuda/Belt pouch/pocket diary/pencil/Identity Card/whistle / pocket knife/mug/plate/water bottle(2)/toilet kit/towel/air pillow / sleeping bag or ground sheet &blanket / torchlight/candle & match box/compass / Essential medicines / Pill case/Massage cream / Sewing Kit / Binocular / Camera kit / First aid kit / Area map / Map reader / Permission letter / Packed food/Fruit juices / Glucose / Sugar / Salt / Chocolate.
Planning
Know the areas, season, people culture and climatic conditions and obtain permission letter from forest department and engage local 2 or more guides with good experience to lead and pack the trek.

Disposal
Kindly bring back all the wastes which are not decomposable by earth & wild life. Bury all decomposable garbage. Bring back tin, bottles, and plastic things etc., to the plains. Put off fire in case if you ignited it in case of emergency.

Precautions & safety

Avoid using perfumes / Don't' carry sound making devices / Trekking pack restricted to 9+3 guides / camping tenting sites should be laid on bare land / Avoid camp fire & smoking / Trees are to be treated as you / Ensure the camp site environmentally clean before you leave / If you see any fire put off / while trekking, do 'cat' walk/ If you sight any animal send message by face, hand body or leg sign or murmur / flowers meant for plant propagation & insects food / Don't pluck flowers / Don't collect flora or fauna (dead or live) from hills, its service required for earth / have sense of animal behaviour: Elephant chasing-run towards slope / Use dry clothings to keep your warmth / Always keep quarter bottle of water spare for the use of emergency dehydration / Avoid attracting animals by throwing eatables / Some times trekking will discouraging, punishing frustrating, exhilarating still worth while to have for our future

Carry native seeds, saplings, rootings etc to plant in open hills. Carry excess salt and used dresses to give it to tribals if you sight them.

RECORDS

Take notes and take photographs of peculiar things for memory, environment education for official to make decision etc.

FEEDBACK

After trekking draft your experiences and findings along with thanks letter to the concerned officials usually forest and tourism officials

LAST WORD
Trekkers must follow safety standards, environmental codes and accept the nature’s strict and impersonal rules.

Mr. Namperajan. A.S
'Hill Skills- Trekking, Wild Life and
Environment Club"
No 21, Kauvery Street
Ayyappa Nagar, Tiruchirappalli - 620 021.
Te l: 0431-2457284
Cell : 98940 99510
Further details contact Tel.2254175 

Tamilnadu Tourism department started ecotourism over here. Please see this link to know better

http://www.hindu.com/2011/03/01/stories/2011030155260700.html

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