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Palani Murugan Temple

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Address: Palani, Dindigul District, Palani 624601, India
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+91 4545 242 236
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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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I just love being here.There is always throngs of devotees both local and tourist. Its a very divine and peaceful place to be.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ratnam R
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Kajang, Malaysia
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Kajang, Malaysia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just love being here.There is always throngs of devotees both local and tourist. Its a very divine and peaceful place to be.

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beware of people who is offering help for arranging darshan and pooja ,you will be ended up in spending few thousands unnecessary.Come here with well planning starting from the accommodation ,do online booking for hassle free check in ,lot of good hotels available.A car entry fees of RS 50 levied by the local authority for 24 hours .Ask Bill or... More 

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1 Thank AneeshHarindran
Chennai, India
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled with family and friends. Reached the top through Winch. There was a drama with traveling by Winch. The time we reached bottom of the temple was at 1pm and it was very hot. Winch counter was little bit crowded, and the brokers utilized our weakness. Normal fare was Rupees 10 & 25, but have to wait in a long... More 

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1 Thank Yuvaaa
Mumbai, India
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lord Murugan or Karthik , locally called as murugan temple, son of Lord Shiva , there is a story behind it, when lord murugan lost to Lord ganesha in the race, disappointed lord murugan came to Palani Hills and stands atop the hill.

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Thank deekaygee
Switzerland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best of Muruga temples. Take the time to go there and meditate there. it is a short time only to see the god but you can spend enough time around the temple and to sit and meditate. The Bogar sannithi is very special place. The descendents of Bogar have a pulipani ashram at the base of the... More 

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1 Thank siddhamed
Bangalore
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Palani Temple along with my family. Was expecting less crowd as it is exam time here in TAmil Nadu. However, we were surprised to see huge crowd. Fearing hot sun, we hesitated to walk by steps and took rope car. After waiting for 50 mins. We got it finally. Due to some auspicious day, pilgrims were just flowing in... More 

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1 Thank Karthikeyan M
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a place lord Murugan is main deity. It's a hill top temple and temple administration providing good facilities to reach uphill like rope car, winch stations. Temple is well maintained but beware of priests they'll ask money by saying that we did a special Pooja for you. One of the best places to visit for lord Murugan

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Thank praveen s
Chennai, India
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Excellent temple and well maintained. You can reach the temple at the hill top by foot, rope-way or winch. The winch can be pre-booked at the palani temple website and so can darshan / archana tickets be pre-booked. Best time to visit the temple is during school exam or March when the summer is not started and crowd is less.... More 

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Thank krishvm
Kochi (Cochin), India
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619 reviews
305 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a temple that has caught the imagination of many devotees. The myths surrounding the history are interesting. The significance of Sage Agastya and the demon devotee of Lord Muruka, Edumbar, are yet to really catch serious attention of the pilgrims. The steep steps to the sanctum is an exciting experience but not recommended for oldies. The alternate elephant... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I was surprised with the way the things have changed for the better, alternate methods of going up the hill for Darshan, went with my mother and she was really happy about the ropeway.the premises was clean, not much rush, mom very satisfied with the Darshan and also the Darshan of Golden Chariot. The Auto charges below to reach the... More 

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