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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  • August 23, 2017
    Palani is the end of Western Ghats that start from Maharashtra, continue through Kerala, Karnataka and into Tamil Nadu, The Nilgiris and Palani, especially lower Palani Hills or Sirumalai, which grows...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    There is two lakes one is idumbankolam another one is samuga nathi .The facilities to climb the hills are rope car and hill train  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I particularly liked the Winch and the Rope Car, two methods of reaching to the top. Since went multiple times, I got to see both and liked both. I would prefer the rope car because it gives a panoram...  more »

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