Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Ambasamudram
Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve which covers an area of over 800 sq km was conferred with the status of a National Tiger Reserve in 1988. It is in the southernmost part of the Western Ghats.
Thamirabarani River, Ambasamudram
The Thamirabarani River flows on the shore of Ambasamundar town. It originates in the Western Ghats and flows through the Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts. The river derives its name from Tamiran which means Copper. The river contains traces of metal and is said to have medicinal properties as it flows through the Podhigai hills where a lot of medicinal herbs grow.
Agasthiyar falls, Ambasamudram
The Agasthiyar Falls is located close to the Papanasam Shiva Temple at a distance of about 4km uphill. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. The height of the waterfall is around 100 meters, and it can be reached by trekking from the Papanasam Temple.
Manimutthaar Dam & Waterfall, Ambasamudram
The Manimutthaar Dam & Waterfall is a water reservoir located at the foothills of the Podhigai Hills. The scenic beauty of the location is splendid, and the place where the mountains, water and the sky meet is a breath taking view. The Manimutthaar waterfall is a few kilometres away and is an equally picturesque location. One can enjoy a bath and beauty of nature to the fullest.
Karaiyar Dam, Ambasamudram
The Karaiyar Dam is located within the premises of the Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and is a part of it. The Karaiyar Dam provides with boating services which is sure to thrill travellers.
Half an hour boat ride takes one through the smooth backwater as well as amidst the drizzles of a huge waterfall. The waterfall is called the Vaanatheertham. The waterfall is a huge tourist attraction as the water is said to contain minerals with medicinal properties. The water of the reservoir is known to be the house of crocodiles.
Manjolai Hills, Ambasamudram
Manjolai Hills is a hill station which is famous for its tea estates and plantations. The height of the hills is about 1162 meters. Various varieties of tea are grown in the estates. The place is also known for its scenic beauty. The serenity of the place provides people with peace of mind and relaxation.
Kakkachi and Nalumukku are other prominent tourist spots close to the Manjolai Hills.
Papanasam dam, Ambasamudram
The Papanasam Dam was constructed in the year 1942 and is located on the Western Ghats of the Pothigai Hills. The Dam is in proximity to the Papanasam Falls which is on the banks of the Tamirabarani River.
The place is considered holy because it is said that Lord Siva and Parvati appeared before Saint Agasthiyar here. The Agasthiyar temple is built here to commemorate this visit. The dam is also a popular picnic spot today due to its picturesque location surrounded by towering mountains and trees.