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Arunachala Mountain

Tiruvannamalai, India
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Take plenty of water during the heat, good trek but for non religious hikers a little intense

We left around 9am from sai murugan hotel. Tuk tuk was 50 rupee to the temple entrance. You need to... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
spudnit
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Heart of the wisdom of reconnection.

Arunachala is a must to visit if you are on a spiritual quest of reconnection. We hiked up to the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Omhappy
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We left around 9am from sai murugan hotel. Tuk tuk was 50 rupee to the temple entrance. You need to walk to the very back side of the temple and there is a small path leading between houses at the far side. Best to ask...More

3  Thank spudnit
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Arunachala is a must to visit if you are on a spiritual quest of reconnection. We hiked up to the caves and spent sometime in meditation. At the exit of the cave Vignesh was selling stone sculptures of the deities which I bought to bring...More

Thank Omhappy
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We started walking around Arunachala from Ramanashram at 5 a.m. and it took around 3.5 to 4 hours to complete it at a slow pace with stops in between. You will need more time if you visit the many temples. I found it an interest...More

4  Thank Michael N
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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...More

3  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..

3  Thank sakshisumit1
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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...More

2  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...More

8  Thank neela252
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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...More

1  Thank MacHawk4
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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...More

2  Thank MacHawk4
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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...More

2  Thank gerry3f
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