PalaniTamil Nadu, India
The nearest airport is in Coimbatore which has regular flights from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Sharjah, Colombo and Singapore. Air India, Air India Express, Alliance Air, Indigo, Spicejet, Silk Air, Air Arabia and SriLankan Airways operate flights out of Coimbatore Airport.
Palani is approximately 100km from Coimbatore. Taxis, buses and trains link Coimbatore to Palani.
Broad-gauge trains connect Palani to Pollachi on one side (en route from Coimbatore or Kerala) and Madurai (to elsewhere in Tamil Nadu). Passenger trains now run and a daily express train links Chennai. The Murugan Temple is about 2 km from the railway station and can be reached by autorickshaw or bus.
The state transport corporation and many private bus operators ply from Palani to Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin, Palakkad and Kochin. KSRTC Bus runs to Cherthala, Changanassery and Kottarakkara.
Getting around Palani is easy. There are public transport buses, auto rickshaws and taxis available in plenty.
It is not advised to pick the auto rickshaws, as they are prone to overcharging the commuters, especially if they are from out of town. It is best to ask your hotel to arrange for transportation or inquire about the estimated fare between the destinations.
KodaikanalThis is another beautiful hill station about 64 km from Palani.
Tiru Avinankudi TempleThis temple is at the foot of the Palani Hills. This is oldest and largest temple. Usually before going to the main hill temple, devotees visit this temple.
Amaravathi DamAmaravathi Dam is 35 km from Palani town. And the Amaravathi Sagar Crocodile park is 1 kilometre before the Amaravathy dam site.
- Trekking to Kodaikannal, Kuthiraiyar Dam Falls, Thakkan thotam
- Site seeing in Kodaikannal
- Visit temples in and around Palani
ATMs from most nationalised Banks are available within the town.
You can buy panchamirtham, vibhuti, medals of Muruga, toys, handicrafts, pictures of the Lord, publications of the Devasthânam. You can bargain for the prices.
Industries: textile mills, manufacture of panchamirtham, production of vibhuti (sacred ash), making of steel furniture at Govt. pressed metal factory, manufacture of fruit juices and of stone grinders.
Schools: Palani has a number of Tamil and English Medium schools. Arulmigu Palaniandavar Matriculation School(APMS) is one of the oldest English medium schools in Palani.
Colleges: Palani has two Arts colleges and one Engineering college in the town. The Arts colleges are run by the Devasthanam (Palani Hill Temple Board).
Devasthanam (Palani Hill Temple Board) also runs a polytechnic (Arulmigu Palaniandavar Polytechnic).
A lot of South Indian restaurants (Vegetarian and Non-Veg) are available in Palani town. Few restaurants serve Chinese and North Indian foods too.
Palani is famous for its Panchamirtam, which is made of five fruits. Its one of the unique sweets which you cannot see or taste anywhere else in the world.
All soft drinks are available in almost all small shops near Temple and in the town. Fresh fruit juices are also available in the fruit shops around the temple and near bus stand. Tender coconut is available in plenty as Palani/Pollachi areas have coconut plantations.
phone: +91-4545-321177address: No:2 Andavar Poonga Road, (Adjacent to Thevar Statue), Adivaram, PalaniThis is the only Heritage hotel in Palani, located just from the Palani bus stand.
Hospitals: - Palani has lot of hospitals which operate for 24 Hours including the Government Hospitals.
Important Phone Numbers:
- Police Control Tower - 100
- Fire Station - 101