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The Pachaimalai Hills, (Tamil: பச்சைமலை), also known as the Pachais, are a low mountain range in the Eastern Ghats System. They are located in Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It is situated at a distance of 73 km from Trichy and 112 km from Salem. The Tamil Nadu Government is planning to develop the Pachaimalai as a tourist destination.[citation needed]


In the Tamil language, Pachai means green. The range's vegetation is greener than some of the other hills in the region.[citation needed]


Rivers in the Pachaimalai Hills include the Sweata Nadi and Kallar River. Waterfalls include the Koraiyar Falls, Mangalam Aruvi falls, and Mayil Uthu falls.

The VeeraRamar Dam is located on the Kallar River in the hills. The main junctions are Sembulichampatty, Manalodai, ChinnaIluppur, Ramanadhapuram, Topsengattupatti, Sembur, Periyapakalam, Periya nagur, and Mayammbadi.[citation needed]

Indigenous tribes such as the Malayalis (not to be confused with malayali of kerala) trade some of their surplus agricultural products they grow in the hills, at towns on the plains for items not available in the hills. Jackfruit is a popular seasonal agriculture product from the hills. Mostly they holding the majority of land in their town. They are cultivating Rice and Sugarcane. In the recent years, Coffee Plantation also sees up hand in the hills. Top sengattuppatti is the main village of thenpuranadu. there are three divisional part of pachamalai hills 1) Vannadu, 2) Thenpuranadu, 3) Aaththinadu.[1]

Nearby towns

Top Sengattuppatti is a major village in the range. Towns near the Pachaimalai Hills on the plains include:


The Pachaimalai Hills are spread over the following districts of Tamil Nadu:


  1. ^ "Tribal development plan" (PDF). 25 January 2005. Retrieved 13 June 2023.

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