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Address: Palani, Dindigul District, Palani 624601, India
Phone Number:
+91 4545 242 236
06:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A must place to visit!

Visiting Lord Murugan must be the only reason why anyone should be here. Avoid summer season as it can be very crowded. Unfortunately during my visit, it was peak time. Had to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaushalya V
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Lord Murugan must be the only reason why anyone should be here. Avoid summer season as it can be very crowded. Unfortunately during my visit, it was peak time. Had to wait 2 hours to get into a winch. Cable car was down and the other option is climbing the steps or walking through elephant path which is free... More 

Thank Kaushalya V
Chennai (Madras), India
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to visit during non-festival seasons; the temple is practically empty and you can have the dreamiest darshans of your life; great temple; powerful deity presence; the winch journey is good except that we need to resist the temptation of jumping out and walking down along with it; it is that steady and slow; Hotels around are ok with a... More 

1 Thank Venkata Shivaku... R
Kajang, Malaysia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love being here.There is always throngs of devotees both local and tourist. Its a very divine and peaceful place to be.

1 Thank Ratnam R
Kochi, Kerala, India
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beware of people who is offering help for arranging darshan and pooja ,you will be ended up in spending few thousands unnecessary.Come here with well planning starting from the accommodation ,do online booking for hassle free check in ,lot of good hotels available.A car entry fees of RS 50 levied by the local authority for 24 hours .Ask Bill or... More 

1 Thank AneeshHarindran
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Traveled with family and friends. Reached the top through Winch. There was a drama with traveling by Winch. The time we reached bottom of the temple was at 1pm and it was very hot. Winch counter was little bit crowded, and the brokers utilized our weakness. Normal fare was Rupees 10 & 25, but have to wait in a long... More 

5 Thank Yuvaaa
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lord Murugan or Karthik , locally called as murugan temple, son of Lord Shiva , there is a story behind it, when lord murugan lost to Lord ganesha in the race, disappointed lord murugan came to Palani Hills and stands atop the hill.

Thank deekaygee
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the best of Muruga temples. Take the time to go there and meditate there. it is a short time only to see the god but you can spend enough time around the temple and to sit and meditate. The Bogar sannithi is very special place. The descendents of Bogar have a pulipani ashram at the base of the... More 

2 Thank siddhamed
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Palani Temple along with my family. Was expecting less crowd as it is exam time here in TAmil Nadu. However, we were surprised to see huge crowd. Fearing hot sun, we hesitated to walk by steps and took rope car. After waiting for 50 mins. We got it finally. Due to some auspicious day, pilgrims were just flowing in... More 

2 Thank Karthikeyan M
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It's a place lord Murugan is main deity. It's a hill top temple and temple administration providing good facilities to reach uphill like rope car, winch stations. Temple is well maintained but beware of priests they'll ask money by saying that we did a special Pooja for you. One of the best places to visit for lord Murugan

1 Thank praveen s
Chennai (Madras), India
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Excellent temple and well maintained. You can reach the temple at the hill top by foot, rope-way or winch. The winch can be pre-booked at the palani temple website and so can darshan / archana tickets be pre-booked. Best time to visit the temple is during school exam or March when the summer is not started and crowd is less.... More 

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