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With an ominous name which means ‘Mountain of Death’, Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai are a mountain range located in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. It is relatively untouched by commercial tourism and therefore has retained most of its natural magnificence.
The mountains are famous for not only their natural beauty but also have religious significance because of the Arappaleshwar Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The peak is accessible via road as well and the road leading up to it is winding with several twists and turns.
Rail: The nearest railway station to Kolli Hills is Salem which is located approximately 90 kilometers away. Trichy is also located quite lose. Taxis from Salem or Trichy to Kolli Hills cost around Rs1200 on an average.
Road: Kolli Hills is readily accessible by road and is connected to cities such as Chennai and Salem. Salem is well linked to Chennai, Madurai and Trichy by private as well as Government buses. A taxi ride from the bus stand at Salem to Kolli Hills is around 88 kilometers in distance and costs around Rs.1100 on an average.
Approx trek time : 3-4 hours
Availability of night trek: Not available
Base Camp: Puliancholai
Days required for the trek: 1 day
Difficulty level: Moderate-Difficult
Height above sea level: Approximately 4200 feet
Nearest Airport: Trichy (140 kms)
Nearest Railhead: Salem
Region: Eastern Ghats
Starting point of trek: Puliancholai
Type: Mountain Trek
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