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VARATHAMANATHI DAM - 11 KM FROM PALANI : Varathamanathi Dam is located at a of about 7 kilometres from Palani. The Dam comes on the way to and has become a famous picnic spot today. The dam has various entertainment activities especially for children. The spot can be reached by bus from Kodaikanal. If you are travelling with kids, it is recommended to add Varathamanathi Dam to your travel plans. This will ensure that the kids get some entertainment.

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PALAR PORUNDALAR DAM - 10 KM FROM PALANI : Palar Dam, also known as the Palar Porundalar Dam, is built across the Palar and Porundalar rivers. It is around 10 km away from Palani and is used for irrigating more than 17,000 acres of land. The dam measures 2,450 m in length and 20 m in height, making it the biggest dam in the district..

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THIRUMOORTHY DAM, FALLS & TEMPLE - 50 KM FROM PALANI : It is situated 50 Kms from Pollachi and 20 kms from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. Thirumoorthy temple is situated at the foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy Dam. Importance of this temple is three Moorthy Idols originate in same place. A perennial stream flows by the side of Sri Amaralingeswarar temple and nearby there is Thirumoorthy falls. It is also believed that a few years ago Athari Maharishi along with his wife Anushiya devi lived here. Progressed by their prayer, Lord Shiva together with Brammah and Thiru Moorthigal(Vishnu) came in disguise to test their devotion. Beleaguered by their appearance the couple offered them tribute

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IVAR MALAI - HISTORICAL PLACE - 12 KM FROM PALANI : This hill is named as Aivar malai and Ayiramalai. At the foot of this hill, a natural cavern is found which served as an abode of Jain monks. On the face of the rock just about the height of 12 ft, portraits of Jaina Tirthankaras are carved out. These sculptures belong to 9th –10th century CE. Accananthi Indirasena, Mallisena and a lady preceptor Avananthi Kurathi carved these bas-relief sculptures. This Jain basthi had close contact with other basthis in Madurai region. These sculptures are assignable to 9th - 10th century CE.

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KUTHIRAYAR FALLS & DAM - 12 KM FROM PALANI : Kuthiraiyar Falls or Kuthiraiyar Falls is a waterfall set in a little disturbed part of the hills near Udumalaipettai. Taking bath in the waterfalls here is considered healthy by many as the water gets in contact with several medicinal plants which enhances the good of the water. There are no proper roads to reach this waterfalls and can be reached by trekking with the help of locals only. The Kuthiraiyar River flows through this water fall into the catchment area of the Kuthiraiyar Dam. Andipatti is one of the prominent villages near this waterfall. LOCATION : Kuthiraiyar Dam Falls is located in Pappampatti, Palani. The fall is located behind the dam which can be reached with the help of villagers.

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KODAIKANAL - 65 KM FROM PALANI : KODAIKANAL - 63 KM FROM PALANI : Kodaikanal is a beautiful and picturesque hill station placed in the Palani hills in the Western Ghats. The town also has been christened as the Princess of hill stations due to its scenic beauty and popularity. Situated in the Dindagul district of Tamil Nadu, the town is atop a plateau at the height of 2133 m above sea level. The town of Kodaikanal lies between the valleys Parappar and Gundar.

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TOPSLIP HILLS - 60 KM FROM PALANI : KODAIKANAL - 63 KM FROM PALANI : Kodaikanal is a beautiful and picturesque hill station placed in the Palani hills in the Western Ghats. The town also has been christened as the Princess of hill stations due to its scenic beauty and popularity. Situated in the Dindagul district of Tamil Nadu, the town is atop a plateau at the height of 2133 m above sea level. The town of Kodaikanal lies between the valleys Parappar and Gundar.

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