Passengers Coming From Tirunelveli And Papanasam Screened Before Entering Manjolai, Tourists are Send Back

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Manjolai is located between 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) of elevation, the Manjolai area is set deep within the Western Ghats within the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar Dam and the Manimuthar Water Falls, the Manjolai area comprises tea plantations, small settlements, the Upper Kodaiyar Dam and a windy view point called Kuthiravetti.

The whole of the Manjolai Estates and the tea plantations are operated by The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd on forest land leased by the Government of Tamil Nadu. There are three tea estates within the Manjolai area: Manjolai Estate, Manimutharu Estate and Oothu Estate. The Estates are located at elevations ranging from 700 metres (2,300 ft) to 1,300 metres (4,300 ft

As the state government have relaxed the covid19 lockdown norms and bus transport resumed operations 1st June 20. The tourists are visiting Manjolai,a reserved forest by Government of India with hectares of Tea Plantation.

Inorder to avoid spread in Manjolai, forest, police and health officials are checking the passengers arriving via buses to Manjolai before entering the gate of Manjolai. If any passenger are found to be out of Manjolai are asked to wait at check post, the passengers will be send back after bus returns from Manjolai.

Pic Credit : Manjolai Selva Kumar

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