With culture and history intertwined in Coimbatore, the city’s magnetism is sure to fascinate every traveller. Within its vicinity we have several places of visit that allures people.
Palani located at a distance of 118 km from Coimbatore boasts of sacred temples and natural wonders. The town basks in the glory of its past. Book our one day Palani Tour to discover the town’s ancient history and mesmerizing natural landmarks.
Palani is home to the most prominent Dandayudhapani Swami temple with its striking layouts and magnificent architecture. The temple looks beautiful against the background of the wonderful Palani and Kodaikanal hills. Presiding deity in the famed temple is Dandayudhapani Swami, a manifestation of Lord Kartikeya.
Palani is the third of the six Padaiveedu, the six abodes of Lord Muruga. The spiritual complex reveals features of Chera architecture with other structures exhibiting Pandian influences. This architectural masterpiece was built by King Cherman Peruman in the 9th century.
One of the holiest destinations, Palani boasts of wonderful natural landmarks. The awe-inspiring Thirumoorthy Falls are a sight to behold. The stunning waterfall has been the backdrop for a number of Malayalam and Tamil movies.
Take in the divinity of the auspicious temple and explore the rhapsodies of nature with our one day Coimbatore to Palani trip by private car.
Package Glimpse of One Day Palani Tour from Coimbatore
The city of Palani located in Dindigul district, draws more than 7 million devotees every year who pay their obeisance to Lord Kartikeya. One day Palani local sightseeing tour from Coimbatore takes you to the most treasured landmarks of the town including sacred temple, majestic waterfalls and an amazing dam.
Embark on a spiritual journey with the visit to the most significant abode of Lord Muruga. After admiring the beautiful architecture of the temple and having worshipped Lord Muruga we head off to visit the natural wonder of Thirumoorthy Falls. The last stop of the one day Palani Tour is the visit to the impressive Aliyar Dam.
Take in the grandeur of the magnificent Palani temple with the full day Palani tour. The spiritual site with significant historical value is an unforgettable place of visit.
The sanctum sanctorum has the idol of Lord Dandayudhapani Swami made by Navapashanam a combination of nine components called Veeram, Vellai Pasanam, Mridharsingh, Gauri Pasanam, Kadagam, Rasam, Pooram, Jathilingam and Silasat by a famous siddhar named Bhogar. Lord Subramanya is seen in a standing form with a baton in his hand, draped in a loin cloth and adorned with jewels.
Legends state that when Sage Narada visited Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati with a vital fruit named gyana palam, it was decided that the fruit would be rewarded to one of the two sons whoever would be the first to complete three rounds of the world.
While Lord Muruga went on to accomplish the task on his vahana, Lord Ganesha circled his parents thrice stating that they were his world and claimed to have the fruit. Lord Muruga did not accept his brother’s claim to the fruit and in rage moved to Palani Hills.
Lord Shiva pacified his anger stating that he was the fruit himself as such denoting the name Pazham-nee which means he is the fruit. It is believed that the components like milk, sandal paste when used for the abhishekam gains healing properties and have cured several diseases. The temple can be reached by Steps, Elephant path, Winch facility or through ropeway.
Visitors would be delighted with the architectural grandeur of the marvellous holy temple located on Sivagiri Hills at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. Be amazed by the splendid gold plated Vimanam, the structure over the main sanctum superbly crafted with sculptures of Lord Muruga and other gods and goddesses.
Devotees can reach the main sanctum weaving their way through the Manikatti and the Kattai gopurvasaal mandapams.
Among the various precious objects housed by the glorious temple are the golden kavacham, Thanga Ratham (the Golden Chariot) and the Golden peacock vaaganam. The Golden Chariot procession takes place every day except for the festival days.
The inner sanctum also enshrines the idol of Navaveera, Navadurga, the Sapta Mataas, Kailasanathar, Chandigeswarar and the renowned Siddhar called Bhogar. Appreciate the beauty of the wonderful Navrang mandapam supported by 12 pillars set in front of the sanctum. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram festivals are held with great grandeur when the temple is flocked with millions of devotees.
- Must see \ Things to do: Get some the famous panchamrindam and Javadhu Vibhuti
After the heart warming experience visiting the Palani Temple our one day Palani trip takes you further to the majestic Thirumoorthy Falls. A significant highlight of the town, Thirumoorthy Falls is located at a distance of 20 km from Udumalpet on the route to Palani from Coimbatore. Travellers often enjoy taking the 2 km trekking trail to uncover the wonderful waterfalls.
The surging waterfalls that fall into the Thirumoorthy Dam reservoir make for a perfect backdrop for movie shooting. Located in its neighbourhood are Thirumoorthy Hills and Sri Ammlingeshwara or Thirumoorthy Temple. Thirumoorthy Temple set at the foothills of the Thirumoorthy Hills is an ancient temple known for its
Thirumoorthy Hills are surrounded by paddy fields, coconut groves and sunflower gardens.
- Must see \ Things to do:Capture the panoramic views on your camera
3. Aliyar Dam
One day Palani local tour by private cab takes you to one of the most picturesque sights, the Aliyar Dam. Scan the landscape from the comfort of a private cab and make the most of the scenic place. Admire the beauty of the scenery surrounding the impressive dam located at a distance of 64 km from Coimbatore on the Valparai to Pollachi road.
The marvellous feat of engineering is 2 km in length and 81 km in height. Set on the foothills of the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats, it also accommodates a beautiful garden, an aquarium and a mini theme park maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation.
Gaze at the jaw dropping landscapes encircling the man made wonder providing ample opportunities for photographs. It was built across the Aliyar River between 1959 and 1969 for irrigation purpose. Surrounded by coconut groves and lofty mountains it attracts several visitors every year.
The reservoir is home to more than 40 species of fish belonging to 13 families. To make the most of the panoramic vistas visitors can take a boat ride. The outstanding example of engineering skills was built as a part of the Parambikulam Aliyar Project.
- Must see \ Things to do: Take a boat cruise
This wonderful one day Palani tour helps visitors explore Palani’s cultural and scenic highlights offering a gratifying and immersive travel experience. The most intriguing and rewarding experience of the full day trip is the visit to the highly revered Dandayudhapani Swami temple. Thirumoorthy waterfalls and Aliyar Dam provide a rejuvenating experience with its relaxing ambience and astounding landscapes.
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