22 Sep

Swayambu Lingam of Periya Avudayar Kovil – Next Destination in Palani

Near The Periya Avudayar Temple is one of the most visited temple near Palani.  It is located near the river banks of Shanmugha Nadi Four kilometers from the Palani Bus Stand in the Old Dharmapuram Road. Temple opens at 8. 00 a. m. & 6. 00 p. m every day. What makes the temple Special! One thing that every devotee who reaches the temple would love is the unpolluted mild cool breeze which flows over the Shanmugha Nadi.  The fresh air along with sounds of birds from the nearby trees Read more [...]
13 Sep

What you need to know about Thiru Avinankudi Temple, Palani

Thiru Avinankudi temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga who is considered as the Lord of Kurinji (mountain).  The temple got its name from the place it is situated whereas the shrine is called as Kulandai Vēlālyudhaswāmi Temple.  It is believed as the earliest abode of Lord Muruga which began under the shade of ‘Nelli’ (Amla) Tree. This temple is about 200 meters from the foothill of main temple. It is one of the temples similar to Chozha architecture.  There are also shrines Read more [...]
29 Aug

Pollachi Aliyar Dam Park near Palani – Place to Visit Nearby Palani Hills

Aliyar Dam is a reservoir situated 27 km away from Pollachi on the foothills of Valparai, in the Anamalai range of the Western Ghats.  It is around one and half hours from Palani temple, and approximate driving distance between Palani and Aliyar Dam is 82 kms or 51 miles.  The Aliyar Dam was built during 1959-1969 across the Aliyar river mainly for irrigation purpose.  The project was ordered in September 2002 to produce Hydro Electric Power. Aliyar Lake accepts water from Upper Aliyar Read more [...]
28 Aug

Pillar Rocks Kodaikanal – Interesting Spot in the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal

The great Pillar Rocks of Palani Hills, Kodaikanal, is one of the most prominent tourist spots in that area.  It is located around 8 kms from Kodaikanal bus stand.   The pilgrims who visit Palani temple can reach Pillar Rocks by road. and it is around two hours (71.9 km) if we take via Palani-Kodaikanal Road.  Many buses frequently ply from Palani to Kodaikanal. Pillar Rocks derived its name from the three giant pillars standing tall at a height of 400 feet. It is an ideal place for Read more [...]
25 Aug

Poondi Waterfalls – Adventures Place to Explore Near Palani Hills

Poondi falls is a great place for outdoor camping, hiking and trekking on your way to Kodiakanal from Palani.  The best of Kodaikanal is the view, waterfall, natural life and forest whereas Palani is a hill temple, and one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. If you are in search of a good adventure, as part of your visit to Palani then this is a great place not to miss in your itinerary.  It is also a great place for photography.  Poondi Falls is situated very close to Poondi which Read more [...]
23 Aug

Thirumoorthy Temple – Popular Pilgrim Centers nearby Palani for Pilgrims

The famous hill temple Palani is surrounded by multiple pilgrim places. The Thirumoorthy temple is one among the many such pilgrim places adjacent to Palani. Thirumoorthy temple is located at the foot of Thirumalai hills. It is located near the Thirumoorthy Reservoir. This is a picturesque location and it is part of Western Ghats. It includes from Panchalingham falls onward. The massive looking Western Ghats with the lively flowing Panchalingam Reservoir makes it one of the most attractive Read more [...]
03 Dec

Amazing Monkey Falls near to Palani – Your Next Weekend Trip

Monkey Falls is an excellent place for a breakout. It is an excellent place with amazing natural plants and wildlife all around. This falls attracts many visitors who throng this place during weekends and public holidays. The waterfall originates from the Valparai hill ranges. Monkey Falls is 27 kms from Pollachi en route to Valparai. From Coimbatore, it is around 65 km away by road. The Monkey falls is an excellent roadside stop situated 65 kilometers (40 minutes) from Coimbatore and 29 Read more [...]
12 Nov

Kodikanal – The Gift of the Nature, An Exciting Place to Explore

Kodaikanal is a famous hill station in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu.  The term Kodaikanal means ‘’the gift of the forest’’ and it is located 120 km away from Madurai in the protected Palani Hills.  Also known as the princess of Hill stations, it is more relaxed and refreshing than its bigger sister Ooty, the queen of Hill stations.  Kodaikanal has pleasant moderate weather all throughout the year and you can easily plan a trip whenever you want.  Kodaikanal is popular with honeymooners Read more [...]
25 Oct

The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park – Next Road Trip from Palani Hills

  The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is a well preserved sanctuary in Tamil Nadu that lies in the Western Ghats - south of the Palghat gap, better known as Anaimalais. Major reservoirs like Parambikulam, Aliyar, Thirumurthi, Upper Aliyar, Kadambarai, Sholayar and Amaravathi are fed by the perennial rivers which originate from the Sanctuary. There are over 300 species of birds are sighted in this Wildlife Sanctuary.  This Wildlife Sanctuary  is known as a birders’ Read more [...]
20 Sep

How to Reach Kuthiraiyar Falls from Palani Hills?

  Kuthiraiyar Falls is located in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu.  It is part of the hill station city of Palani.  The months - October to March are considered as the best time to visit Kuthiraiyar Falls.  Kuthiraiyar Falls is accessible from Pappampatti, and the famous hill station of Kodaikanal is at a distance of 65 kilometers from the cascade. Taking bath in the waterfalls here is considered as healthy because the water passes through number of medicinal plants while reaching Read more [...]