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About Thalamalai Temple

Thalamalai is a beautiful hilly area on Trichy- Namakkal highway. It spreads over a vast area nearly about 2664.32 hectares. The word ‘Thala’ means head. The region gets the name from a hill called Siragiri located here that seems like the head of a person. The local people believe that it resembles the face of Lord Vishnu. The famous Thalamalai Perumal Temple was built on the top of this hill by Madurai Nayaks. The Perumal Temple is a prominent landmark in the region. Scores of devotees visit the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. People celebrate the annual festival with warm homage in Puratasi (Tamil month). You need to trek for 2 hours to reach the holy temple. The trek is very hard with narrow pathways and steps, but it all seems worth the effort once you get a panoramic view of the city. Trekking lovers can experience adventurous and thrilling cliff climbing at Thalamalai Hills. The few facilities near Thalamalai foothills include restaurants, hotels, snack shops and juice bars. The place is located away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, which makes it an ideal spot for relaxation.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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