Palani

Palani | Tamilnadu | India
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Located in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Palani is a beautiful hill station, the hills of which are part of the oldest mountain range in India. The name of the town is derived from two Tamil words “Pazham” which means “fruit” and “Nee” meaning “you”. The mountain range on which the picturesque town is […]

Located in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Palani is a beautiful hill station, the hills of which are part of the oldest mountain range in India. The name of the town is derived from two Tamil words “Pazham” which means “fruit” and “Nee” meaning “you”. The mountain range on which the picturesque town is located dates back to the pre-Cambrian period. The terrain is hillier than mountainous and is located in the eastern part of the Western Ghats. The hills are home to several nomadic Paliyan tribes. Palani gathers worldwide attention as a holy place and it is believed that Lord Murugan has settled here. The shrine of Palani Dhandayuthapani Swamy Murugan, popularly known as the Murugan Temple, can be found atop a hill. The Kurinji Andavar Temple, another popular religious attraction of the region, can also be seen from here.

Tourist places  In And Around Palani Palani is home to several temples including one of the most sacred shrines of God Subramanyan, Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple. Thiru Avinankudi Temple, Idumban Temple, Pada Vinayakar Temple dedicated to God Ganapati, Periya Nayaki Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, Periya Avudayar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kannadi Perumal Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu are some of the famous temples in the region. Several festivals, such as Thaipusam, Vaikasi Visakam and Thirukarthigai, which are celebrated in Palani with much pomp and glory also manage to draw many tourists. The place is also a paradise for birdwatchers. Numerous birds, such as night herons, egrets and golden-backed woodpeckers, can be found commonly in the region. The hilly terrain and the exotic natural beauty also attract several hikers, backpackers and trekkers.

Map of Palani