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Kolli Mala - Hills Destination Near Namakkal, Tamilnadu
Kolli Hills located in Namakkal district is top choice for nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts, trekking clubs and meditation practitioners among hill stations in Central Tamil Nadu. The Kolli Hills also known as Kolli Mala are part of the Eastern Ghats
Attractions in Kolli hills
Agaya Gangai Waterfalls is a major tourist destination in Kolli hills. Kiliyur Falls is a mini falls compare to Agaya Gangai. Seekuparai and Selur Nadu are view points on road. Kolli Mala is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple. Additionally the namakkal district administration has recently developed a botanical garden, Boat house, Cave house, New waterfalls called Masila Falls.
Agaya Gangai Waterfalls is a major tourist destination in Kolli hills. The beauty of the waterfall is surrounded by many mountains. Agaya Gangai Aruvi is located at the top of the kolli hills. Trekking through waterfalls will be a great experience.
Siddhar caves in Kolli hills
On the way of Agaya gangai you can see a cave in kolli hills. Siddhar caves is a small cave with one or two members can enter the cave.
Kolli Mala is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, which is believed to have a secret path to the Shiva temple in Rasipuram. This Shiva temple is said to have been built by Valvil Ori in the 1st or 2nd century when he ruled this area. According to legend, the shiva linga in the temple was found when a farmer was ploughing his land. It is said that the farmer accidentally hit the shiva linga while ploughing, and that led blood to ooze out of the statue. The small wound is said to be visible on the shiva linga even today.
Selur View Point in Kolli hills
This is best sight seeking in kolli hills. This is well know as rock pillar in kolli hills.
Masila Falls is an unexplored trekking destination for tourist in Kolli hills located near Namakkal Tamilnadu. In comparison with Agaya Gangai Falls this one is small but good for trekking, bathing and photo shooting
Kiliyur Falls in Kolli hills
Kiliyur Falls is a 90-foot high mini waterfall situated in Kolli malai. Kiliyur Falls in Kolli malai is well known for its medical herbs and plants.
Seekuparai and Selur Nadu View Point in Kolli hills
These are two view points acessed on road journey to Kolli Mala
Farming & Vegetation
Main farm products of the mountain ranges include coffee, pineapple, jackfruit, tea, black pepper and other spices.
Driving to Kolli Mala
If you wish driving in hair pin bend roads journey to Kolli Mala will be awesome. 70 Hair Pins are there from Nadukombai to Kolli Mala
Entry Fees to Kolli Hills
20 Rs collected as Entry Fees for your vechicle before kolli mala hair pin road begins. Rs 10 charged per head as entry fees in Agaya Gangai Aruvi.
How to Reach Kolli Hills
The nearest airport and railway station near Kolli Hills is at Trichy which is only 90 Kms away from Namakkal. Namakkal is a main city in Tamilnadu and you can reach here any time becuase of frequent buses. There are local buses to Nadukombai from Namakkal. Nadukombai is the place where Kolli Hills road begins.
Accommodation @ Kolli Hills
Nallathambi Resorts and Kolli Hill Resorts offers medium and high end budget accommodations. Few other Lodge/Resort are available in Kolli Hills
Some people says many deaths occurs in Kolli hills becuase of prevailing of Vampires and Ghosts. Some image proofs about existence of ghost in Kolli Malai have telecast in Tamil channels. But the confirmation is still in pending