Just the other day, The Hindu reported that Megamalai and Alamparai fort being the cynosure of all eyes at the international tourism fair in Berlin. I have been curious about Megamalai all along and now Alamparai is also added to the list of must see places. I did some research on Megamalai on Google. Wiki has it that Megamali "is a cool and misty mountain range situated in the Western Ghats in Theni district, Tamilnadu, South India. It is a place of natural beauty dotted with cardamom plantations and tea estates. The place is situated at an elevation of 1,500 m above sea level and it is rich in flora and fauna".
Alamparai fort, one is surprised to know, is quite near Chennai. After some googling, came across this link. Worth checking out. http://www.hindu.com/mp/2004/02/14/stories/2004021400010100.htm