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Palani Hills, Palani
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The Palni Hills are a mountain range in Tamil Nadu state of South India. The Palani Hills are an eastward extension of the Western Ghats ranges, which run parallel to the west coast of India. The Palani Hills adjoin the high Anamalai range on the west, and extend east into the plains of Tamil Nadu, covering an area of 2068km2. The highest part of the range is in the southwest, and reaches 1,800-2,500 metres elevation; the eastern extension of the range is made up of hills 1,000-1,500 m high.It is also home to one of the shrines of Lord Karthikeyan or Murugan, who is worshipped as the primary god in Tamil Nadu.GeographyThe range lies between the Cumbum Valley on the south, which is drained by the Vaigai River and its upper tributaries, and the Kongunadu region to the north. The northern slopes are drained by the Shanmukha River, Nanganji River, and Kodavanar River, which are tributaries of the Kaveri River. The range lies mostly within Dindigul district, except in the western portion, where it forms the boundary between Dindigul district and Theni district to the south. The hill station of Kodaikanal lies in the southern central portion of the range.
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  • You can climb the steps or use the elephant path. climbing down will take 20 minutes and climbing up will take 45 mts depending on person to person 
  • This hill climb is not an uphill battle. You need to climb 693 stairs or you can go by a ropeway winch. Try to go by early morning as the weather will be cool. You can view entire city from the top. W...  more »
  • Good place .. nice and tidy than most Spiritual places !! The place has improved a lot over the few years !!