60 days in Palani & Dindigul Itinerary

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Palani — 48 nights

Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Get out of town with these interesting Palani side-trips: Badrakali Amman Temple (in Ramanathapuram), Kolukkumalai Tea Estate (in Kottagudi) and Meesapulimala (in Idukki). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Anamudi Shola National Park. There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Aliyar Dam, take some stellar pictures from Top Station View Point, delve into the lush surroundings at Marayoor Sandalwood Forest, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Balaji Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Palani trip planner.

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Palani is an approximately 5-hour car ride. August in Palani sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Dindigul on the 18th (Tue).
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Dindigul — 11 nights

Dindigul is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Take a break from Dindigul with a short trip to Pugazhimalai Shree Arupadai Murugan Temple in Karur, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Sirumalai Reserved Forest, don't miss a visit to Athoor Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abirami Amman Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pambar Falls.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dindigul trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palani to Dindigul in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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