Palani Information

Palani City Guide - Tamilnadu

Palani is a prominent place in South India which is renowned for housing the famous Palani Murugan Temple which is built thousands of years ago and is dedicated to Hindu war God Kartikeya (Lord Murugan).


It is a picturesque location with the luscious Western Ghats at the background and charming lakes at its foothills. Palani witness myriads of pilgrims every year. The place is also dotted with enchanting hills, ancient temples, enticing waterfalls, marvelous lakes, thick green forests, and amazing wildlife sanctuary that attract a lot of tourists as well.

The breathtaking and soothing waterfalls in Palani are a great place to relax and unwind.

The magnificent beauty of the entire Palani city can be viewed from the Palani Murugan Temple. And it is a favourite hub of photographers too where they can capture the ethereal beauty of Palani.

The Palani Murugan Temple is of great spiritual significance where the idol is believed to have been made with a mixture of nine poisons (navapashanam) that have medicinal qualities.

Prominent Places to Visit

Palani Murugan Temple: Feel the divine glory and fill your heart and soul with the blessings of Lord Muruga at the Palani Muruga Temple.

Palani Hills :The endless Palani Hills carpeted with green grasses and thick forests is a wonderful spot for adventurous activity.

Thirumoorthy Hills : The beautiful Thirumoorthy Hills with the famous Thirumoorthy Temple at its foot is a haven for devotees, nature lovers and trekkers.

Kodaikanal : Kodaikanal is one of the sought-after destinations in South India for a retreat in the hills.

Thiru Aavinankudi Temple : Thiru Aavinankudi Temple which is regarded as one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga is a wonderful place of worship in Palani.

Varathamanathi Dam : The beautiful Varathamanathi Dam is a beautiful picnicking spot that offers a breathtaking view of the entire city of Palani.

Best Time to Visit + (Climate Condition):

February to March and October to December is regarded as the best time to visit Palani. Montane tropical monsoon climate is the main speciality of Palani which varies from west to east. The summer season in Palani is pleasant and not too hot. The temperature can rise up to 35 degree Celsius during the summer month of March to May. Palani experiences a very cool and chilling winter season with an average temperature ranging between 8 degree Celsius to 19 degree Celsius. Swarms of tourists visit here during the winter months of December to February to explore the breathtaking beauty of Palani. The place experience both the southwest and northwest monsoon showers.

How to Reach :

By Air - Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to Palani which is situated at a distance of 111.1 Km.

By Rail - Palani Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Palani which is just 1.1 Km away.

By Road - Palani Bus Station is the nearest bus station to Palani which is just 2 Km away.