Saturday, October 17, 2015

Velliangiri Mountains, Coimbatore

Velliangiri Mountains, Coimbatore
The Velliangiri Mountains, a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, are situated at the Western Ghats border of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. Known as the "Thenkailayam - Kailash of the South", these mountains are held and revered on par with spiritually most powerful place on the planet - Mount Kailash, the legendary abode of Shiva. On the top of the Velliangiri Mountains, Shiva is worshipped as Swayambu, one who is self-created and in this form, he graces the devotees.


This temple is known as Rajathagiri, Velliangiri, Dakshin Kailash or Bhoo Kailash. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Panchalingesa and HIS Consort Parvathi in the form of Manonmani Amman. Besides, the Shiva Temple of Velliangiri, the presence of the Dhyanalinga is another reason why people throng to the Velliangiri Hills.
Velliangiri is a part of Western Ghats containing natural herbs and all kinds of natural flora and fauna, can be enjoyed here. Here, on the top of the hill, under a natural cave, which is nearly 6000 feet above the sea level, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of natural (Swayambu) Linga. This Linga is surrounded by adjoining four Lingas. So it is named as "Pancha Lingas".


This cave can be reached after crossing seven hills. During the annual pilgrimage season, devotees in large number, throng this place day & night. The experience which one enjoys here can be compared with the "Amarnath Yatra" of the North. Here too, Lord Shiva personifies in the form of Linga inside a natural cave. This place is also called a "Dhakshina Kailash"; the pilgrimage season lasts for four months in a year (i.e.) from February to May, corresponding to the Tamil month between Masi and Vaikasi.
The main attraction here is a Lord Shiva temple atop the mountain, under a natural cave. This mountain is also known as Seven hills because while climbing there are seven undulations which gives a feeling like crossing seven hills. 


Velliangiri Mountains is an ideal destination for the adventurous, nature lovers and devotees alike. These hill ranges are rich in natural flora and fauna, which include rare herbs. The last hill peak is totally wind - blown and nothing except grass grows here. The trek is 8 km long and steep at some places. 


A Yoga and meditation centre run by the Isha Foundation at the base of the hills is also a major tourist attraction. There are many TNSTC buses from Coimbatore to Poondi. Marudamalai Temple, Dhyanalinga Temple, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Patteeswarar temple, Parambikkulam, Aazhiyaar Dam, Kovai Kuttralam and Black Thunder Theme Park are some other attractions situated in the vicinity.


History
The foothills of Vellingiri hills have a rich spiritual ambience. No wonder! The holy shrine of Vellingiri Andavar and His consort Manonmani Amman is situated here. Countless Siddhas have made this their home in the past. Even today, many Siddhas reside here and perform penance.
Poondi is a small village. But it is the abode of Lord Panchalingesa. This place is filled with the vibrations of the five elements- water, fire, wind, the earth and the sky. It is the abode of the Lord of Vellingiri. Tamilnadu has thousands of temples with majestic gopurams, artistic mandapams, lengthy parikramas / prakarams, exquisitely carved sculptures and colorful festivals. 
They are the living symbols of spirituality. They have also become inseparable parts of the people of this land. Even the small, ancient temples in the tiny villages are equally rich in their spiritual association. The sacred temple of Vellingiri Andavar and His consort Manonmani Amman situated at the foothills of Vellingiri in Coimbatore district is one such. This acts as the threshold for Vellingiri, the abode of the Siddhas. 
Poondi is situated at the foothills of Vellingiri, which is a part of the Western range of mountains. Poondi village is 30 kilometers away from Coimbatore. Those who wish to climb the hill should begin from Poondi. They can have a darshan of the Swayambu Lord, after climbing the seven hills. Saint Agasthya has lived here. Countless Siddhas have walked around this place. 
People usually carry the necessary articles including food and water while climbing this hill. Women are not allowed to climb this hill. One can climb this hill between the first of Thai till Vaikasi Visakham. Climbing begins usually at dawn is the best. Vellingiri hill has an altitude of 6000 ft and one has to trek a distance of 8 k.m. to reach the summit. 
Devotees of Shiva believe that there is a Kailash in the north (Uttara Kailash), one in the centre, (Madhya Kailash) and the third in the south (Dhakshina Kailash) Among them, Uttara Kailash is present only in the subtle form. Madhya Kailash is in Tibet. Vellingiri hill is the Dhakshina Kailash. So it is referred to as ‘Then Kayilayam’ or South Kailash. 
It is believed to be the abode of Saint Agasthya and so his successors worship this hill with great devotion. People say that Adi Shankara came here and offered his worship to the Lord. This hill is considered as a symbol of Lord Shiva. It is also looked at as a symbol of penance as saints have been doing penance here since time immemorial. 
Vellingiri has been sanctified by the presence of Mahayogi Pazhani Swamigal, Shivayogiyar, Sadguru Shri Brahma, Aghori Vimalanadaa, Azhukku Samiyar, Soundarapandi Samiyar, Kalathri Samiyar, Mysore Samiyar, Etti Kotta Samiyar, Milagaay Samiyar.  Vellingiri symbolically represents the seven chakras (energy centres) in the human body. The height of Velliangiri Hills is 2438 meters or 8,127 ft.
First Hill
Mooladhara
The shrine of Velli Vinayagar
Second Hill
Swadhishtanam
Pambatti sunai
Third Hill
Mani poorakam
Symbol of Agni, kai thatti sunai
Fourth Hill
Anahatham
Sidhar Ottar’s Samadhi
Fifth Hill
Vishudhi
Bheeman kaliyurundai hill
Sixth Hill
Aagna
Sethizhai cave, Aandi sunai
Seventh Hill
Sahasraaram
Swayambu lingam, the lord of Vellingiri
Legends
This Velliangiri Hills is sacred because, according to a puranik tale, Lord Shiva descended on this sacred mountain to marry a maiden. The story is there was a young maiden in the southernmost tip of India, who aspired to hold Shiva’s hand as his wife. She started working towards making herself suitable to draw him, and she remained absolutely focused upon him. She set up a deadline, ‘If I am not married to him by sunrise on this day, I am going to leave my body.’ Shiva came to know of this and started hurrying down to South India. But all the other gods conspired. They thought, if he gets married here, he may not return. He may start living in South India. When Shiva was just a few kilometers from the place where the maiden was, the gods created a false sunrise by setting up a huge mound of camphor.


When the light came up, Shiva who was so close, just 22 kilometers away, thought it was over and turned back. So the maiden left her body standing. Even today she stands as Kanya Kumari. There is a shrine at the very tip of the Indian landmass which is the maiden’s shrine. So Shiva turned back, despondent and frustrated with himself for not having made it in time. He started walking back and he needed a place to sit and work out his despondency. So he climbed up this Mountain and at the peak, he sat. It is a very strange kind of place because he was not sitting here in blissfulness, he was not sitting in meditation, and he sat here in a certain kind of despondence and anger about himself.
He stayed there for a considerable amount of time, and wherever Shiva stepped and spent a little bit of time, people called that place Kailash. So they called this the ‘Kailash of the South.’ It is a fortune that we are sitting here at the foothills of this Mountain. Kailash is considered as Lord Shiva himself. Lord Shiva is known as Swayambu who is the creator of this world. Normally pilgrim’s journey to this place is very hard. Even today going for Kailash is not possible for many.


The places like Pambatti Siddhar Kugai (cave), Ottar Samadhi, Sadhguru Shri Brahma’s Samadhi are near to these Velliangiri Mountains. The five faces of Lord Shiva, Maheshwara, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra and Sadasiva are seen as Panchagiri and as Panchalingas refer to the panchabhutas in Velliangiri. The Velliangiri Mountains consists of rich natural resources which include rare herbs. The hill ranges have abundant natural resources, which include rare herbs. The best time to visit this hill is between February and May.
General Information
Vellingiri comprises seven hills and is a part of the western range of mountains. The Lord of Vellingiri resides in the seventh hill in the form of a ‘Swayambu’ (not man-made but formed by itself). It is situated at an altitude of 6000 feet. 
The devotees of Shiva consider it as one of the most important centres of pilgrimage. This hill is celebrated as ‘South Kailash’ for two reasons. First-Lord Shiva Himself found this place congenial for his penance once. 



Second-the weather on this hill is similar to that of Kailash. The best season for undertaking this pilgrimage is between the first of the month of January (14th) and May. 
Climbing this hill is easier during this season. Cool storms, hails and severe chillness make it difficult for the pilgrims to climb on other days. 
One can leave by 6 a.m. in the morning and reach the summit by 10 or 11 a.m. It is possible to reach the foothills by 6.p.m. if one starts climbing down by 2 p.m. after worshipping the Lord. 
People climb this hill every full moon day and new moon day at dawn and climb down by dusk. They usually go in groups of 10 to 15. 
Carrying a rain coat, a plastic sheet, food items, water bottles, a torch light and a bamboo staff will be helpful. Very few springs are available in the hills. So it is better to carry enough drinking water. 
The forest is home for wild animals such as bears, panthers, elephants, wild buffaloes and snakes. So, one has to be very cautious. It is advisable not to go alone. 
Travelling in groups is always safe. There are many common shelters at the Poondi foothills. So, the pilgrims can stay there the previous night and begin their trek early in the following morning. 



There are no shelters on the hill and so climbing down before it gets dark is a must.
Geography
The Velliangiri hills form a major range in the Western Ghats in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The seven hills with altitudes ranging from 520 m – 1840 m are bordered by the Palghat district of Kerala on the western boundary, the plains of Coimbatore district to the east, the Nilgiri Mountains to the north, and the Siruvani hills on the southern boundary. The annual rainfall is quite variable in the hills (500 mm – 7000 mm) with temperatures ranging from 0 °C during winter to 41 °C in the summer. Many seasonal rivers such as the Neelivaikal, Mayar or Andi sunai traverse the hilly landscape.
The Noyyal River originating from Velliangiri hills is one of the major tributaries of the Cauvery, which irrigates about 100,000 of hectares of agricultural land in the plains. The Velliangiri hills watershed feeds into the Siruvani dam, which is the main drinking water supply for 1,500,000 people in the urban centre of Coimbatore.



Vegetation is predominantly dry deciduous forests of foot hills, second and third mount have evergreen forest and last four belt up Shola forest types.
Normally pilgrimage to a place is unlike trekking. Even today going for Kailash is not possible for many. So in this sense, Thenkailayam yatra has become significant and great possibility for one.
The places like Ottar Samadhi, Sadhguru Shri Brahma's Samadhi are supposedly found here.
The Siva Temple
Of all the mountain shrines in Kongunadu, the Siva temple of Velliangiri in the western boundary is considered to be the most famous. Known as Rajathagiri, Velliangiri, Dakshin Kailash or Bhoolok Kailash, this sacred spot, according to legend, is where Siva performed his cosmic dance on the request of his consort Uma devi.
The five faces of Lord Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Maheshwara and Sadasiva, are seen as Panchagiri and as Panchalingas pertaining to the panchabhutas, in Velliangiri. The hill ranges have abundant natural resources, which include rare herbs.
Lord Panchalingesa and his Consort Manonmani amman alias Parvathi, bestow their grace on the devotees who throng here annually between February and May. With the support of devotees on Feb 2015, the temple people erected Lord Murugan Sannidhi along with Valli and Deivanai near Manonmani Amman Sannidhi near the cave temple.
Earlier ladies between 12 to 45 years of age were not permitted to go up the mountains. After erecting Murugan, Valli and Deivanai Sannidhi, now ladies are also allowed by the temple people to climb the Velliangiri Mountains. There is a plan to provide shelters and temporary toilets near Andi Sunnai for the devotees during the season.
Poojas
Ø 07:00 Am Milk Abishekam at Poondi temple
Ø 12:00 Pm Uchikala pooja at Poondi temple
Ø 06:00 pm Sayankala pooja at Poondi temple
Ø Amavasya, Pournami, Pradosham at Poondi temple (free Annadhanam for devotees during these days)
Ø During Pilgrimage season regular Pooja’s at 7th hill.
Festivals
A unique feature of Dhakshina Kailash (Then Kayilayam or Kailas of the south) is the Annadhanam organized by the Arya Vaisya jewellers for the past two centuries, for four days during Mahasivarathri. It is now carried out by the jeweler community and the Lala group. Festivals celebrated during the Pilgrimage Season:
Ø Thai Pongal
Ø Thai Pusam
Ø Mahasivarathri
Ø Panguni Uttaram
Ø Tamil New Year
Ø 1st May
Ø Chitra Pournami
Additionally, all other important Hindu festivals are elaborately celebrated at the Poondi Temple (at the Velliangiri foothills)
Experience
The season that are suitable for trekking this mountain is between Feb to May, and we have to be careful about Elephants near Bamboo Trees and other animals. During the season there is forest check post at the base camp to filter the plastics which will harm the wild animals. It’s good to support the forest people for checking and collect some thrown away plastics back from the hills.
Location
It is located 5 km from the foot hills or the Poondi temple. 30 km from the commercial center Coimbatore city and near Siruvani, Altitude: 6000 ft. Dhyanalinga is just 2 km away from Poondi temple, walkable distance.
Stay
The restaurants at the foothills allow people to sleepover on the floor. Nearby upscale Tamara Resort is one other option. These are the option for people who want to start climbing very early. There is no accommodation to stay at the hills. To stay at the hill, one has to carry tents and sleeping bags as it gets very cold at night.
For bath, since it will be too crowded during the season in the foot hills, it’s better to take a dip in Theerthakund (Dhyanalinga) before trek to Velliangiri hills.
Contact
Sri Velliangiri Andavar temple,
Velliangiri malai Poondi
Coimbatore
Phone: +91 422-261 5258, 2300238
Web: www.poondivellingiriandavar.com/index.htm
Connectivity
The Transport Corporation plies buses between Coimbatore (Gandhi Puram) and Poondi every day. Special bus services are available during festive occasions like Maha Shivrathri. Coimbatore is on the international circuit with flights connecting it to Singapore and Sharjah. On the domestic front it is well connected to Kozhikode, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi by both rail and road.
By Bus: 
There are buses to Poondi every 2 hours from Coimbatore- Gandhipuram town bus stand. Travel up to Poondi and from there one has to climb the sacred Velliangiri Mountains.
Bus Routes
Gandhipuram to Poondi
Am :
6.40, 7.45, 9.40, 10.35
Pm :
1.05, 2.00, 4.00, 5.00, 6.50, 8.00, 10.10
Gandhipuram to Thanneer Pandal
Am :
6.15, 6.55, 8.45, 10.10, 11.40
Pm :
1.20, 2.35, 4.15, 5.30, 9.10
Poondi to Gandhipuram
Am :
6.15, 8.00, 9.00, 11.20
Pm :
12.20, 2.20, 3.20, 5.20, 6.20, 8.20, 9.10
Thanneer Pandal to Gandhipuram
Am :
6.15, 8.00, 9.00, 11.20
Pm :
12.20, 2.20, 3.20, 5.20, 6.20, 8.20, 9.10
Cab Facilities:
·        Linga Cabs: 9443505336
·        Menaka Cabs: 9976955433
·        Ponnan Cabs: 9787473124
·        Shakthi Cabs: 9865373752
By Railways: 
After entering into Coimbatore city, Take a bus or hire a taxi to Poondi which is 40 kms away to the Velliangiri Mountains which is situated 30 kms from Coimbatore to visit the Lord Shiva temple.
By Flight: 
After reaching Coimbatore airport; Taxis and private cabs are available at Coimbatore Airport to take devotees to Poondi. From here one has to climb Velliangiri Mountains to worship Lord Shiva.

69 comments:

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sibi u said...

Am from chennai... am willing to come velliangiri now if there is any restriction???

ilamurugan said...

No Restrictions.

Anonymous said...

Hi, are women allowed to climb now? Some blogs mention that women are not allowed. The blogs also say that men are permitted to climb only in March and April. Please advise.

ilamurugan said...

Women below 45 are not allowed to climb Velliangiri (Vellingiri) Hill as per religious rules.

ilamurugan said...

Best season for undertaking this pilgrimage is between the first of the month of January (14th) and May.

There is no restrictions as such for men entry.

Anonymous said...

Blog says, Earlier ladies between 12 to 45 years of age were not permitted to go up the mountains. After erecting Murugan, Valli and Deivanai Sannidhi, now ladies are also allowed by the temple people to climb the Velliangiri Mountains. That is from Feb 2015.


So the blog says women are allowed to climb the vellangiri mountains, please confirm, if they are allowed, want to climb.

ilamurugan said...

Now ladies are allowed.

Jackson Alex said...

can we trekk velliangiri on october last week

ilamurugan said...

You can do but check the monsoons before you start.

Randeep said...

Hi Any entry permit required for this trek? I am planning to trek next week solo. Any suggestions?

ilamurugan said...

Nothing required.

Sidharth S Nair said...

How long we want to walk to reach the top and what the time taken

Arun Kumar said...

Hi, I have visited it will take 5 hrs to reach the top and its an
awesome place

Vigneshwaran Balasubramanian said...

Hi,

Iam Planning to visit this weekend that is Saturday... Its the right time to trek at night after 10:00 PM?

ilamurugan said...

Not recommended to trek at night

Unknown said...

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Boopalan Jega said...

Coming Saturday we planned to go to temple at 10pm are they allow to walk in night

Mohan Srinivas said...

Planning for a solo trek.i would come to poondi temple on 27 the (Monday) night..Is there possible to Stay and sleep there at night and start trekking early morning..Are rooms available?

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sasi said...

frnds iam may coming to vellingiri

sasi said...

its vilingiri fevread day telme

Baskar Damodharan said...

Do we have any accomdation near Poondi base temple? we want to start at 4 am(female). So we need room to stay near base. please suggest

Ilamurugan said...

Isha Yoga Center, Velliangiri foothills, Semmedu PO, Coimbatore

This is the only good accommodation option available near Velliangiri Hills

Unknown said...

Can we stay at the hills

Ilamurugan said...

You cannot stay in the mountains

Anonymous said...

Hi guys... i need a small information regarding vellingiri hills. i have been to vellingiri hills twice last year 2016 on pournami day. on first time we took camera they allowed but second time they rejected & after requesting that we are coming from bangalore they allowed. now the cameras are allowed or not. Please confirm coz we are going to this place on coming pournami april 2017.

Ilamurugan said...

Camera is allowed.

Unknown said...

I'm coming tis April 2017 Chittagong pournami.can u old tell me how to plan my schedule from foot hill.

Sathish said...

I'm coming tis April Chitrapournami 2017.can u please tell me how to start from foot hill.at wat time I should start climbing.i to worship Lord Shiva on tat pournami day.

Anonymous said...

I have been twice and I always feel climbing in night is easy compared to day. I always walk with bare foot. Best time suggested is to start at 4 PM. Carry torch if required. If you are traveling on Full moon day, Though torch is there, Moon light will guide you a lot. Start at 4 PM and if you are prepared you can climb in around 6 hours. If its first time it may vary between 6 to 8 hours. On any case you can reach 7th Hill before midnight. Dont rest or stretch at 7th hill as it will be very cold. Immediately get down and take rest at 6th hill. Start again after 2 hour rest by around 3 AM and get down before heat before 9 AM to the adivaram. This is the best considering that you are going to walk on bare foot

Baskar Damodharan said...

Girls are allowed for trekking? I want to take my daughter aged 14 year. Please let me know will they allow my kid

வெயில் said...

Dear Baskar Damodharan, Day before yesterday we went there. It was a wonderful experience. Rules of Sabarimala or other temples apply here too. Your kid shall not be allowed. You shall check with following number.

Sri Velliangiri Andavar temple,
Velliangiri malai Poondi
Coimbatore
Phone: +91 422-261 5258, 2300238

Unknown said...

Dear all we plan to coming may 5 th night At 10 o clock. i like to know we are walk at that time my self and my friends over all 5 members so that could you pls tell me night 10 o clock we walk are not ?

Ilamurugan said...

Not allowed and not safe too

Anonymous said...

1) At night time also you can climb. Me and my friends started climbing at 10.30 PM (30-4-17). We reached the 7th hill @ 3.30 AM. In day time its so tough. (because of temperature).

2) Upto 5th hill shops are available, but costly. (Water, tea, lime soda available).

3) At foothills places are available to keep your bags (Rs: 20 / bag)

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Anonymous said...

i m planing to make trip...by today 5:00pm. Is advisable to go today..and will forest department will allow to trek today.

Baskar Damodharan said...

will the forest dept allow trekking on 9th june? will mountain shops will be available during that time

gunalngn said...

@Baskaran Damodharan- Yes you can trek at any month but the best season for Lord shiva is Jan to May.
-Ladies at 14-45 age were not allowed to climb hills but they can stay in ISHA YOGA centre.
-Climbing at night is best if you would like to have a thrilling experience. Will be more exciting if you carry a tent and stay overnight on 7th hill. One of those best climate you'll face there.
-I won't encourage people with respiratory problem to trek considering the height and roughness of the mountain.
-Exactly at the beginning of the 3rd mountain there will be a Waterfalls which not many would've known. You can well have a good refreshment and continue your walk if you prefer to trek at noon.(Warning- At times stones will come along the water in that waterfalls)
-If you go north-side of the 5th mountain around 6 PM you can get a chance to see DEER and ELEPHANTS roaming around that the pond for water.

Krishnan said...

We are planing to start Vellingiri by Tuesday morning 5 A.M and we are reaching Coimbatore by Monday night 7.30 p.m any staying option near vellingiri for a monday night? Any plan itenary.?

Baskar Damodharan said...

we are planning to start trekking at 10th June (Sat) 4 to 5 AM and planned to come back on or before 8 PM. Will share the experience

Tamilvanan Sellamuthu said...

is this possible two day enghough to complete the trip am from chennai , am plan to start my trip on saturday morning its self.. please share your comments...

Ilamurugan said...

Yea more than enough

Baskar Damodharan said...

i been to the velliangiri on 10th june and it is been great experience. It was raining and found very difficult to trek on 7th hill due to wind and slippery. Suggest everyone not to trek in this month.

Ilamurugan said...

Thanks for your valuable suggestion sir.

ganesan said...

Hi anyone plan to go hills this new moon days and can I stay at night in hills?

kishore said...

Sir. How many of you went? And any restriction now?

Krishnan said...

Ji u can stay at your own risk. Me went on 30th its very windy in 6 and 7th hill . and raining, Only one soda shop, Take water and torch

Baskar Damodharan said...

@Kishore we group of 14 people went there. There is no Forest Dept checking. Temple people told that season ended at 31st May and we can trek at our own risk,even they are not distributing bamboo sticks. we got it from the people who are climbing down. Shop owner in 1st hill told that they also going to close the shop from 11th June as season closed. I see many professional trekking team were trekking as usual.

Tamil Merrick said...

I am from chennai.....its a massive trekking.....and an impossible one to reach top of the velliangiri...i was travelled with my friends on may 6th....more than 1000 peoples are travelled with us....its is tough journey and also lovely moment when in travelled with my friends...that's my second trip to velliangiri...never forget that moment in my life..

Anonymous said...

M.Ganesh raja
I am Pondicherry.. I travelled with 3 of my friends...
Everyone must understand that Forest Dept has approved only March April and May for Trekking and to Visit to Lord Siva..and rest months are considered as Trespassing...Since the name Velliangiri hills (Velli in Tamil is called as Silver) will covered with white clouds during the entire year expect the three months there will be Frequent Climate change, Rain it will be tough to passby the 5, 6 and 7th Hill.

We started from the temple by 4.30 and reached the Peak by 11.30 am. It was awesome, nature ,Excellent Climate. It was with pain and reached the foot by 4pm in the evening.

During our travel.. its was very hard to cross 1 st hill. 2nd and 3rd was ok..4th was slightly tough and 5th was very tough..It was very chill and wind blowing at 110 to 140 kmph(checked with wind flow app - IOS) The 7th was very tough and unable to enter the temple .. the wind was very fast and climated changed every 10 mins..We workshipped lord shiva and started out journey to the foot.

Ot was more tough to get down as it started raining...the localities advised not to stay and travel during these off times. We met few forest rangers and they offered black cofee...that boosted our energy and reached the foot safely....Thank God.....

Surely next time I will visit Lord Shiva with better preparations...
more infos pls email canessaradjam@gmail.com

Peter said...

Fabulous travels experience. Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience in velliangiri mountains, Coimbatore. Pictures were awesome and it makes me to feel like i should travel to those places. If anyone want to travel to those places book bus tickets in advance in Blog and enjoy your journey.

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Bethurajan S said...

Hi,

I'm planning to go on 20th September 2017 which is amavasaya day. Is it possible to go with 3-4 people team ? ..Otherwise advise me when we can travel ?

Thanks
Bethu

Ilamurugan said...

yes you can visit

Baskar Damodharan said...

@Bethu - check weather forecast at the time of travel. If it is rainy then it not advisable to trek.

guru said...

We, a group of 7 have decided to trek on 9th or 10th September. Should we get any prior permission, or is it allowed?

guru said...

The weather is slightly raining, can we get permission despite the climatic conditions.

Baskar Damodharan said...

@Guru - there is no need permission, forest dept will block trek when there is any abnormal weather conditions in the hills. Trekking non peak seasons is purely at own risk.

Anonymous said...

i am willing to go, so do i get some one to accompany me from foot hills,

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