Tourist Places in Palani

Places to Visit in Palani

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Palani Average Rating - 5.5/7 1 based on 411 Ratings

Palani is mostly preferred by travellers from Chennai, Hyderabad. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Palani is, however, mostly preferred by Family, Couple. The best season or months to visit places in Palani are February, March, October, November, December. There are 22 tourist places in Palani, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Palani can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Palani for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download's Palani Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Palani, browse through photos & pictures, explore Palani using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Palani, which are great places to visit, are Saravana Poigai, Palani Hills, Palani Hill Temple, Dhandayuthapani Temple, Palani Murugan Temple. Palani can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Palani Hills, Palani
  • Type: Hill
Palani Hills, Palani
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 22
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6.3/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 4 Reviews
The Palani Hills cover an area of about 2,068 sq km in the Western Ghats. The hills have some of the rarest species of birds, plants, amphibians and butterflies. Coffee is cultivated on the lower slopes of the hills. Two streams, the Amaravathi and the Vaigai, flow from these... Read More »
Palani Murugan Temple, Palani
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Ranked 2 of 22
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6.9/ 7 1
8 Ratings & 4 Reviews
The Palani Murugan Temple is a major attraction of Palani which can be reached by climbing around 670 steps, on the hilltop. There is also a Haulage Winch or a small rope train along with a rope car for travelling to the top of the hill. The entire town of Palani is visible... Read More »
"Nice temple but crowded"4 weeks ago "A nice temple"Jul 15, 2014
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Dhandayuthapani Temple, Palani
  • Type: Temple
Dhandayuthapani Temple, Palani
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 22
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7/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Dhandayuthapani Temple is one of the sacred shrines of Lord Murugan, worshipped in the form of Kaumaram. It is Lord Murugan's Arupadai Veedu, the six battle camps, located on the Sivagiri Hill. The architectural style of the temple has been influenced by the Pandyas... Read More »
"A must visit in Palani"Oct 26, 2013 "Excellent visit"Sep 19, 2013
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Palani Hill Temple, Palani
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Ranked 4 of 22
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6/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Palani Hill Temple, located on Palani Hills, is devoted to Lord Murugan in the form of Dhandayuthapani. The temple is at a height of around 1500 ft above sea level and is easily accessible from Madurai and Trichy. The holy pool, Saravana Poigai, is located within the... Read More »
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Saravana Poigai, Palani
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Saravana Poigai, Palani
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Ranked 5 of 22
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Average Rating
5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Saravana Poigai is a pool in the Himalayas, from which the divine child Saravana Poigai Murugan is believed to have emerged. A similar pool is situated at Tiru Avinankudi and its water is believed to have supernatural powers which can cure various diseases. It is also believed... Read More »
"Small, but developing"Dec 26, 2013
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Ayakudi, Palani
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 22
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Ayakudi is a panchayat town in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. The town is famous for guava cultivation and guava markets. It is also known for sugarcane, cotton, paddy, lime and mango cultivation that are exported to various countries. Some of the important temples... Read More »
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  • Type: Village
Keeranur, Palani
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 22
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Keeranur is a small village in the Dindigul District and lies between Dharapuram and Palani towns. Some of the prominent Hindu temples in the village are the Mariamman Temple, Karuppannaswamy Temple, Pappathi Amman Temple and Semmandi Amman Temple. Read More »
Mariamman Temple, Palani
  • Type: Temple
Mariamman Temple, Palani
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 22
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The Mariamman Temple is devoted to Goddess Mariamman, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The temple is visited by many travellers, especially on Fridays, when the main idol is covered with a golden sheath. Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Madattukkulam, Palani
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 22
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Madattukkulam city covers an area of around 10 sq km and is known for several industrial establishments and educational institutions. The important attractions nearby Madattukkulam are Udumalpet, Pollachi, Perur, Anamalai and Thungavi towns. Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Aivarmalai, Palani
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 22
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Aivarmalai, meaning the hill of the five, is at a height of 1,400 ft above sea level. It is believed to be the place where the Pandavas took rest during their exile. On the hilltop, there are shrines devoted to Vinayaka, Draupadi and Palani Andavar. Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Tiru Avinankudi Temple, Palani
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 22
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Tiru Avinankudi Temple, also called as the Kulanthai Velayuthaswamy Temple, is one of the oldest temples located at the footsteps of the Palani Hills. The temple is considered to be the third abode of Lord Murugan who is depicted here as a child sitting on a peacock. The... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Laxmi Narayana Perumal Temple, Palani
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 22
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Laxmi Narayana Perumal Temple is an east facing temple that has a brass flagstaff and balipeetam. Read More »
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  • Type: Sanctuary
Bison Wells, Palani
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 22
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Bison Wells is a wildlife area that has a large population of Indian bisons, elephants, monkeys, deer, tigers and different species of birds. It has been named Bison as a huge number of Indian bisons come to this well to drink water. Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Periya Nayaki Amman Temple, Palani
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 22
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The Periya Nayaki Amman Temple is devoted to Goddess Periya Nayaki Amman, also known as Parvathi Mata. Parvathi Mata is the mother of Lord Murugan, the main deity of the temple. The temple has been constructed in the south Indian architectural style and has small shrines... Read More »
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  • Type: Dam
Varathamanathi Dam, Palani
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 22
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The Varathamanathi Dam is a beautiful picnic spot, about 7 km away from Palani, on the way to Thekkanthottam. The dam offers many activities for children and is easily accessible by bus from Kodaikanal. Read More »
  • Type: Religious Place
  • Entry: Paid
Bhogar Samadhi, Palani
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 22
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The Bhogar Samadhi is situated on the south-west corridor of the Palani Hill Temple. The navabhashana image of the main deity in the temple was created and consecrated by Bhogar, a devotee of Palani Murugan. It is also the same place, where Bhogar's body rests and the... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Idumban Temple, Palani
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 22
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The Idumban Temple, situated on Idumban Hill, holds great significance since the time of Sage Agastya. It is believed that Sage Agastya ordered his demon assistant Idumban to take Sivagiri and Shaktigiri Hills to his abode in South India. Idumban was among the few demon... Read More »
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Kannadi Perumal Temple, Palani
  • Type: Temple
Kannadi Perumal Temple, Palani
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 22
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The Kannadi Perumal Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu, is located on a hillock which is around 9 km south of Palani. The temple derives its name from the Sanskrit word 'dhrishti', which means ‘casting an evil eye’. Read More »
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  • Type: Dam
Palar Dam, Palani
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 22
Places to Visit in Palani
Palar Dam, also known as the Palar Porundalar Dam, is built across the Palar and Porundalar rivers. It is around 10 km away from Palani and is used for irrigating more than 17,000 acres of land. The dam measures 2,450 m in length and 20 m in height, making it the biggest dam... Read More »
  • Type: Water Fall
Thekkanthottam, Palani
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 22
Places to Visit in Palani
Thekkanthottam is a small waterfall near Palani that can be reached from the Thekkanthottam village. The water from this falls is transported through pipes to Palani and stored in a water tank on the Palani Hills, which is also called as the Water Dam. This water is... Read More »
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