Arappaleeswarar - Tamilnadu

Arappaleeswarar Temple

The famous Shiva Temple known as Arappaleeswarar Temple dating back to 12th century, is located near the famous waterfalls called Agaya Gangai. An ancient and powerful deity called Kolli Paavai or Ettukkai Amman is also presiding at the Kolli Hills.

It attracts large number of pilgrims and was originally a Jain retreat. The kollimalai is known for its medicinal herbs and plants that grow in abundance on the hill slopes. Attukalkilangu raw and soup is very famous in this hill region and it is good for knee pain. The Arappaleeswarar Temple, Horticulture Farm, Agaya Gangai waterfalls, Boat house, Ettukai Amman Temple and Sekku Parai view points are visited by large number of tourists. ‘Valvil Ori festival’ is organised here by the District Administration during the month of August Every Year.