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Velliangiri Hills

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Ideal duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport Check Flights

"Seven Hills"

Velliangiri Hills Tourism

The Velliangiri Hills or 'Sapthagiri' are located in Tamil Nadu at the border of the Coimbatore District and Palakkad District, Kerala. Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the Sapthagiri or Seven Hills are a scenic, sacred adventure that commemorate Lord Shiva and Vishnu amidst nature and wildlife. River Noyyal originates from here and is a major tributary of River Kaveri. At the highest point of these hills, Shiva is worshipped as Swayambhu - The Self Manifesting God.

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The Shiva Temple

The Shiva Temple in Velliangiri is extremely special to devout Shiva bhakts. It is believed that it was here that Shiva performed his Tandav or Cosmic dance on the request of his wife and consort, Parvati. This is why the land is said to be blessed with rare herbs and abundant natural resources. It is believed that Shiva-Parvati grant blessings to all who visit Velliangiri between February and May. Women between the age of 10 and 50 years are prohibited from climbing the mountain.

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What is the best way to reach Velliangiri hills?

  • Air/Rail: Coimbatore is around 40 km away. The closest airport is Coimbatore International Airport. The closest railway station is Coimbatore Junction.
  • Road: There are regular buses from Coimbatore to Poondi, Velliangiri Hills. It is also well connected to Kozhikode, Kerala.

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What are the places near Velliangiri hills?

The top places near to Velliangiri hills are Ooty which is 47 km from Velliangiri hills, Coonoor which is located 42 km from Velliangiri hills, Coimbatore which is located 28 km from Velliangiri hills, Munnar which is located 107 km from Velliangiri hills, Palakkad which is located 22 km from Velliangiri hills

What is the best time to visit Velliangiri hills?

The best time to visit Velliangiri Hills is October - April, giving you a taste of pleasant winter. While the weather is great here throughout the year, summers here are not as scenic as October - April. It still makes for a great summer get away but should be avoided during the monsoons.
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