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The Tranquil Abode of Kolli Hills

By: Akshatha Vinayak

Once sages asked the goddess Kollipavai to chase away the demons through her beautiful smile! Today, Ettukkai Amman ( Kolli Pavai temple) is the protector of Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu. Kolli Malai as it is known, is both a paradise for nature lovers and a religious place too.

Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills
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Even the classic Tamil writers couldn't stop praising this enchanting place. Such is the importance of Kolli Hills in the Western Ghats of Namakkal.

There are many tourist places in Kolli Hills which you should explore!

Arapaleswarar Temple

Arapaleshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees from across the state visit Kolli Hills to seek blessings from the Lord Arapaleswarar. Interestingly, it is believed that there is a secret passage from Arapaleswarar Temple to the Shiva temple in Rasipuram. Amidst the dense green hills, this temple is worth a visit.

Arapaleswarar Temple

Arapaleswarar Temple
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Scenic View of Hills

Kolli Hills is not just a religious place; it is also a photographer's paradise and an apt abode for the explorers. It is said that the region is also rich in medicinal herbs. Hence, Kolli Hills is a complete package for any traveller.

Agaya Gange

Milky white falls cascading down amidst the green surroundings makes for an enchanting picture. Agaya Gange is the waterfalls which is near to Arapaleswarar Temple and a not to be missed destination in Kolli Hills.

Agaya Gange

Agaya Gange Waterfalls
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Ori Fair

People from across the surrounding regions get together in Kolli Hills during the time of Ori Fair. It is an eye-catching event which is very famous in this region.

Eco-tourism in Kolli Hills

In a view to develop tourism, Tamil Nadu Government is trying to improve the locations at Seekuparai and Selur Nadu. Kolli Hills with its nature's bounty is a place for eco-tourism.

Kolli Hills

Picturesque Kolli Hills
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The ambience of a region so naturally rich is something undescribable. Kolli Malai is a silent abode with a scope for tourism. Exciting historical relevance and the touch of nature is just enough to spend an eventful day here.

Surrounding Towns

Sendamangalam, Belukurichi, Puliancholi and Rasipuram are some of the towns around Kolli Malai.

How to reach Kolli Hills

Bengaluru is at a distance of 275km to Kolli Hills. Salem is the nearest railway station and from there journey for 65km to reach the Kolli Hills. Bus services are there till Arapaleswarar Temple. The nearest airport is Trichy which is around 105km.

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