Oothumalai hills is popular with nature lovers and explorers because of its beautiful scenery and opportunities for outdoor activities. The rugged terrain and lush greenery make it an ideal place for trekking and hiking. There are also many bodies of water on the mountain, including streams and waterfalls, which add to their appeal. Besides trekking, tourists can watch birds, take pictures and camp in the mountains. Its tranquil setting and serene atmosphere make it the perfect getaway for those seeking peace and solitude in nature.
Oothumalai Siddhar Peedam is an important spiritual centre. It is dedicated to the teachings and practice of Siddhar Bhoganathar, a great scholar and spiritual teacher in the Siddhar tradition. It is believed that Siddhas must have gained immortality and extraordinary powers through meditation in this spot.
How to Reach:
Drive from Salem airport to Oothumalai hills by 45 km, or through Salem junction by 50 km.
Top places:Oothumalai Murugan Temple, Oothumalai Viewpoint, Oothumalai Waterfalls