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Address: Tiruvannamalai, India

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Spiritual Power House & Alive with Nature

Arunachala Mountain has been revered in the religious and spiritual texts of south India and is also full of nature be it greenery of the various plants and trees growing on it of... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Pradeep K
Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Arunachala Mountain has been revered in the religious and spiritual texts of south India and is also full of nature be it greenery of the various plants and trees growing on it of the brownish golden color of its sands and stones. Climbing the mountain has been definitely a lifetime experience for me. Not only that you get a good... More 

Thank Pradeep K
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to be...Kids will also enjoy alot..It's Kailash of South India...A must visit place...One of my favorite Holiday destination..

Thank sakshisumit1
Luxor, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I walked the 14klm around the mountain on Full Moon. It was such a blissed out feeling. It's up to you but it's recommended that you walk bare foot and in silence or chanting mantras. The aim is to go within and you walk in a clockwise direction. Depending on how many temples you stop at along the way, it... More 

Thank luxorlight
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was totally a CALLING for me and as i went up with a friend just 2 of us without any preparation. Without shoes and WATER at all! Actual it did not strike our mind at all especially t very important one "WATER". After our morning breakfast in Ramana Ashram about 7.30am and get darshan from Bhgawan both of us... More 

1 Thank neela252
Manali, India
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

It had been 15 years since the last time I had walked up Arunachala and this time I was doing it with my 14 yo son and my younger cousin so thought about asking Saravanan if he could guide us up - not because I didn't know the way but because I knew he knew the hidden and secret places... More 

Thank MacHawk4
Manali, India
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

For those with a spiritual bent or even a keen interest in ancient religion and culture, this is pretty much the ultimate destination. Tiruvannamalai, the town that surrounds the mountain is nothing special - just your average Indian town to the immediate observation but after being there awhile you can discover it's myriad hidden secrets, not the least of which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

There's tow things you can do with a mountain: go around it or go up it. Going around to visit the 8 Shiva lignams either by foot, bicycle or auto rickshaw did not appeal. I set off from the north- corner of the temple at 8 am at the end of November a few days after the annual festival when... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2015

My trek up to Arunachala Mountain on 20 Feb 2015 is a trip I will cherish forever. My travel partner, Saran from www.mountainsarantours.com, was a Godsend. Literally! I could not have done the climb by myself - he kept me motivated all through and provided the physical and emotional support needed to muster up the will-power to make it to... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I was amazed by the size of this temple. My friend took me here because it is one of the most sacred places in India and there are many vortexes in the area. I would like to go back and visit the ashram and walk around the mountain. i did not know about the caves.

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Agni lingam as one of the form of siva's panchaboothas at Arunachalam. Walking around the hill (aruna giri) feeling the presence of lord ganesha as a rock, subrahmanyam as ramana maharshi with their parents lord siva & parvathi at a stretch of 14km. Refresh yourself by staying for a long day keeping away all the stress & strain.

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