day 2 plan was to visit parambikulam and start to manampalli. but there was not enough tourist at parambikulam to operate safari. we started at 8 from top slip and reached manampalli by 11.
I guess this is the first travellouge about manampalli in TAI
. Manampalli can entered from urlickal checkpost in valaparai athirapally route. valaparai is 15 kms from urlickal and sholayar is 7 kms.
cleared the formalities at check post. the road goes through a series of hair bends. first the road climbs up and then it's decline and a again a incline and finally we are the sholayar power station.
the road passes through dense vegetation with elephant marks all the way. the vegetation is fully covered of bamboo. the road is okay. it was not raining when we reached the power house.
the rest house is located further away from the power house. we were the guided by the TNEB officials. there was unmaned check post. after waiting for few mins our caretaker rashid arrived. the last 500 meters was through a concrete path for cars and we were at the rest house. It was a true wild ambience.