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About Velliangiri Mountains

Vellingiri Mountains or ‘Thenkailayam’ (Kailash of South) are a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and are situated on the Western Ghats of Coimbatore. These mountains are extremely mystical and enchanting because of the contours and greenery. They are also highly revered by Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva worshipped as Swayambu (the form in which he meets his devotees). There is a temple atop the Vellingiri Hills called Rajathagiri or Bhoolok Kailash. Legend says that this is the place where Lord Shiva performed his cosmic dance of ‘Tandawa’ to request of his consort. Further on the hills, under a natural cave is a shiva linga surrounded by four other lingas (pancha lingas). To get to the cave, one has to cross seven hills! The place is thronged in large numbers by devotees especially during the annual pilgrimage season just to reach the cave and seek blessings from Lord Shiva who personifies in the form of the linga inside the cave called ‘Dhakshina Kailash’. Reading all this you might be thinking that this place is only for sheer devotees. However, Vellingiri Mountains is also an ideal destination for adventure and nature lovers. The trails are challenging, see if you can cross them. Also, the surrounding areas are rich in flora and fauna, some rare herbs are also seen growing here.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family, Couple
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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