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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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Surprisingly Pleasant

With heavily crowded days of thaipoosam on the anvil I visited there with a fear. But everything was neatly organized. Facilities are good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Maran N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With heavily crowded days of thaipoosam on the anvil I visited there with a fear. But everything was neatly organized. Facilities are good.

Thank Maran N
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is situated on a small hill which forms part of the palani hills range. This place is one of the six abodes of Lord Karthik popularly known as Lord Murugan in Tamil nadu.One can reach the temple on the top by steps ( quite steep steps), Elehant path ( sloped path ) winch or by ropeway. All along... More 

Thank 1Jayanthi
Mumbai Indian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable crowd. The Lord Palani andavar is beautiful and blesses one and all. The admin has made very good arrangements... Various queues... We went by the special Rs. 200 one and had darshan with out waiting for long but only for very few nano seconds. Prasadams like sweet rice, tamarind rice are available at a very adorable 10 Rs. The... More 

Thank plpalani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful temple, located on a hill and is frequented by devotees. You may chose various ways to approach the temple - by climbing up the stairs (haven't done in either of my visits) or by winch or rope-car (tried both, quite convenient). Both these modes of transport have a proper queue system and you can go for an... More 

Thank Sujata R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good temple with lot of annoying road side sellers.Free parking,shoe keeping available in all 3 areas(near steps,train,ropeway).Swarna theru is at 7pm.Paid entry at this time is good for easy darsan.Choose hotels near rope way,if elder ones are with you.Hotel nalpakam is good for veg food.

Thank Athira C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please read complete review to understand positives and negatives... We tried visiting this temple while coming back from kanyakumari trip to Bangalore , we went by self drive in 4 wheeler along with family .... Once you take deviation to palani from NH7/ NH44 , you see the pavement along the road for 50 km till temple where lot of... More 

1 Thank Munikumar R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

must visit place for devotees and plan the trip by knowing the festival dates otherwise it will take a long time for darshan, try both winch and ropeway to get this temple.

Thank Krishna R
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was recently dat we made a visit to Palani temple with our family including very aged grandparents 80yrs... Just to let you know the services inside the temple starting right from the downstairs,waiting hall preferences were given to elderly people,to differently abled people too. The temple authorities ensured that things were smooth and senior citizens are satisfied. The Q... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It was our first visit to Palani and the temple. As my wife has chronic knee pain we had planned to use either the winch or rope car to reach the hill top. However, we were told that it would take about 2 hours to get our chance. We were in a dilemma. Finally we decided to take a chance... More 

1 Thank RajuSuju
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is one of the top murugan temples in the south and most popular amongst the 6 padai temples. It is very crowded most times and you are accosted by touts even as you enter. The cable car is a good and faster option as opposed to the vinch and you can also climb the small hill atop which the... More 

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