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Palani Hills

Spread over 2,068 sq km, Palani Hills is the eastern point of the Western Ghats mountain range in Tamil Nadu. It is the home of many endemic species of plants, amphibians, butterflies and birds. Neelakurinji grows here in abundance. Streams in the hills flow into the Vaigai and the Amaravathi rivers and there is some coffee cultivation on the lower slopes.

Palani Hills is famous for its Lord Muruga temple named Palani Hill Temple. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park and Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary are linked to the hills.

C A Coimbatore Airport and Palani Railway Station serve the area.

Updated on 30th September, 2005
District: Dindigul


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