Family trips are rejuvenation points and the impact of it is not measurable by yards or sticks. It is the time we give to each other without our preoccupations and it is surprising to see the level of understanding and maturity with which we have held on when we are together on one mission – vacation. Personal professional schedules keep us off a planned trip most of the times and the same happened this time too. As usual, we planned a trip to Tirunelveli in a hurry and went through the difficulties faced by everyone planning to travel on a short notice on a long weekend.
Sathuragiri (chaturagiri) is the place to be if you are looking for a spiritual journey trekking all the way up and down on a hill, a nature’s haven, uninhabited except for the ancient temples and the siddhas living on the hill. The temples are 1000-2000 years old and thronged by devotees from all over India.
Watrap (Vathirairuppu) is a small village located in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India. The holy uphill shrine “Sundara Mahalingam temple” (also known as Thaani Paarai and Sathuragiri Malai) is located here.
The town is on the bank of the Arjuna River. There is a dam here for irrigation and agriculture called “Pilavakal dam” and it is one of the beautiful excellent picnic spots in this area.
Sathuragiri Hills is a must-see place if you are a nature lover.