Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple (Murugan Temple) is located on the top of a hill and travellers can reach there by climbing over 600 steps or taking the rope car. The top of the hill offers a splendid view of the entire town, a sight no traveller would want to miss.
The temple is said to have been built by Cheraman Perumal who belonged to the Chera dynasty. The Pandyas and the Cholas renovated and expanded the temple between the 8th and 13th centuries. They included the gopurams and mandapams to the temple exhibiting their own styles of architecture.
Later the Nayaka kings also added a few sculptures to the temple during their rule. Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple is one of the few temples of India where Lord Murugan is worshipped as Kaumaram.