Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thirumoorthy Falls (Panjalinga Falls), Thirumoorthy Hills, Udumalaipettai, Tirupur

Thirumoorthy Falls (Panjalinga Falls), Thirumoorthy Hills, Udumalaipettai, Tirupur
Panchalinga waterfalls located at a distance of 3 km from Thirumoorthy Temple and 20 kms from Udumalaipettai. It is cool place and well known for meditation, waterfalls, temple and dam. It is situated on the highway from the pilgrim centre Palani to Coimbatore. The Thirumoorthy temple or the Sri Amanalingeswarar temple is at the foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy dam. 

The falls with a perennial flow is a famous picnic spot here. One can also enjoy a nice trekking experience of nearly 2 kms on the way to waterfalls. The place surrounded by Thirumoorthy hills offers a cool atmosphere and provides backdrop for many Indian films.

One has to climb around 2 kms to reach the Panjalinga Falls, but it’s worth the climb as the water there is fabulous, but only during the winter and rainy months the falls will be in full force. Little above the water falls you can find open temple. Originally there are five lingas (Panja Lingas). Due to heavy water rain, some of the statues were missed. 

During the festival time, pilgrimage from nearby areas will come to this place. There after bring “Panjalinga water” for their prayer rituals. Water falls from a height of about 5 meters before it mingles with the catchment area in the Thirumoorthy Dam.

Thirumoorthy hill is the major cinema shooting spot in the Coimbatore District where most of the Malayalam and Tamil Movies are taken here due to the pleasant climate and the elegant view of the nature. There is also a swimming pool and a well laid out garden and boating facilities in the dam. Thirumoorthy fall is an exotic location which is characterized by route that is surrounded by paddy field, coconut groves and sunflower gardens. Read on to know more about this waterfall.

Thirumoorthy falls also has a temple named after it which is located at the foot Thirumoorthy hills. The temple is also in close proximity of Thirumoorthy dam. The water flows by the side of Sri Amanalingeswarar Temple where the presiding deity is called Amanalingeswarar. 

This waterfall is very popular among tourists and can be accessed via the Thirumoorthy Temple road. The nearest bus stop is the Thirumoorthy Water Fall. Thirumoorthy Falls at Udumalaipettai is located at 10°27'22.4"N 77°09'41.2"E or 10.456229, 77.161450. Ideal time to visit this waterfall would be anytime between months November and June.

It is situated 50 Kms from Pollachi and 23 kms from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. Bus facilities are conveniently available from Udumalpet and Dharapuram via Dhali. Nearest Railway Station is located at Udumalpet and Nearest Airport is located at Coimbatore.