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Arunachala Mountain

Tiruvannamalai, India
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Arunachula Girivalam

We started walking around Arunachala from Ramanashram at 5 a.m. and it took around 3.5 to 4 hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael N
Stuttgart, Germany
via mobile
Spiritual Power House & Alive with Nature

Arunachala Mountain has been revered in the religious and spiritual texts of south India and is... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Pradeep K
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Michael N
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

1  Thank Pradeep K
Reviewed 31 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..

1  Thank sakshisumit1
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

1  Thank luxorlight
Reviewed 6 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

3  Thank neela252
Reviewed 9 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

Thank MacHawk4
Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank MacHawk4
Reviewed 1 December 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

1  Thank gerry3f
Reviewed 2 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...More

5  Thank charu a
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...More

4  Thank Pat K
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