Located on the Eastern Ghats, Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai is a picturesque hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is one of the few places that still retains its natural beauty and is untouched by commercial activities and exploitation. Kolli Hills is also called as Kolli Malai, which in Tamil Literature implies a 'mountain of death'. The Kolli Hills mountains are spread across an area of 280 sq kilometres and offers the most splendid of the surrounding greenery. Kolli Hills is an ideal nature’s retreat for city dwellers in the state of Tamil Nadu. Plan a holiday to this nature’s destination soon.
Location : State/District
The latitude of Kolli Hills is 11.2485° N and longitude is 78.3387° E. This beautiful hill station is located in the Namakkal district in the central Tamil Nadu, India.
Kolli Hills is a hill station and mountain retreat destination of India.
Family Holiday Destination, Adventure Tourism and Meditation
Kolli Hills is an ideal destination for family holidays. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a haven for nature lovers. Kolli Hills also has natural trials making it a superb adventure destination that attracts outdoor enthusiasts to this spectacular hill station. The tranquil and calm environment makes it a perfect place for meditation practitioners. A stay in this nature’s paradise will rejuvenate and relax your mind and body completely.
Kolli Hills experiences pleasant climatic conditions at all times, making it an all-season destination. The summers in Kolli Hills are not so humid and the best time to enjoy sightseeing. Monsoons are marked with heavy rains and landslides are common occurrence. It is therefore advisable to avoid travelling during the monsoon season as rains disrupts sightseeing and outdoor activities in Kolli Hills. Winter months is moderately cold. The most ideal time to visit Kolli Hills is from the months of March to June.
If you are an Indian citizen and wish to travel to Kolli Hills, you can do so at your free will. Foreign travellers however need visa clearance from the governing body of India. While travelling to Kolli Hills International tourists must also carry their valid passports and other required travel documents.
Places to Visit
Kolli Hills is a place dotted with sightseeing places that will leave you spellbound.
Agaya Gangai is a natural and multiple waterfalls of Kolli Hills. This place is a favourite tourist spot wherein the water from Aiyaru River falls from a height of about 300 feet. Agaya Gangai is bordered by mountain ranges and the view offered from the top is simple awe-inspiring.
Arapaleeswarar Temple is one of the historic temples of the region that was believed to be build around the 1st or 2nd century. This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva and is located at close proximity to Agaya Gangai waterfalls. The walls of this temple are engraved with inscriptions from the Chola period and this is an important religious destination for Hindu followers.
Masila Falls is another natural waterfall and a recommended destination in Kolli Hills. The water here falls from a height of 200 feet and is surrounded by scenic beauty. Masila Falls is favourite picnic spot with friends and families and tourists enjoy the refreshing shower at the waterfall. You must also visit the Masi Periyasamy Temple located atop the Masila Falls. The view of the lush greenery from the temple is enchanting and pristine.
Selur Nadu and Seekuparai are two prominent viewpoints of the Kolli Hills. These points offer a picturesque view of the natural surroundings and tourists enjoy gazing idly from these view points. The Seekuparai and Selur Nadu view points are a preferred site for meditation and outdoor activities like boating and trekking. These places are a perfect place to unwind.
Swami Pranavananda Ashram is a spiritual destination in Kolli Hills. This place is located away from human establishments and the aura of this ashram is filled with peace and divinity.
Karur is a small town located at a distance of 99 kms from Kolli Hills. This place is the site of countless ancient temples and a religious Hindu destination. Karur is famous for its rich cultural history and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Erode is a commercial destination located at 101 kms from Kolli Hills. The place is popular for readymade clothes and handloom products. Erode is fondly referred as the ‘Loom city of India’ and a recommended destination from Kolli Hills.
Yercaud is a beautiful hill station of Tamil Nadu, located at 123 kms from Kolli Hills. The pleasant weather and striking scenic beauty allures tourists to this place. Yercaud is very famous for its coffee, cardamom, black pepper, jackfruit and orange plantations.
Srirangam is another popular destination from Kolli Hills located at 134 kms from the place. This place is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus as many temples of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva is present here. Srirangam is fondly referred as the ‘Abode of Gods’.
Thiruvanaikaval is also called as Thiruvanaikoil and is an unspoiled, quaint and peaceful town present in Tamil Nadu. This place is located at a distance of 134 kms from Kolli Hills. Thiruvanaikaval is the seat of famous Jambukeshwarar Temple that attracts devotees to this place.
Food & Accommodation
Kolli Hills does not have restaurants and tourists have to dependant on their hotels for their meals. All the resorts, lodges and hotels of the place provide all meals to their guests. They offer all kinds of cuisine and high quality food is served to guests in comfortable ambience.
Kolli Hills offers the best accommodation options to make the stay of their guests even more pleasurable. Luxurious travellers can choose from Park Plaza Salem, Hotel Cenneys Gateway, AMR Evergreen Hotel and Hotel New Tamilnadu. For budget conscious travellers there are options like Arrow Mansion, Kolli Hills Resorts, Malai Veddu Cottage, P.A. Resort and N.P.S. Lake View Resort. There are very lodges and resorts in Kolli Hills of which the Nallathambi Resorts is extremely popular. Located at the highest point of the Kolli Hills this resort has been operating for more than a decade and offers all range of accommodation to the travellers.