Thursday, March 15, 2012

Palani – cityscape and sky watch

Palani is a temple town in Dindigul district of TN, deriving its name from two Tamil words ‘Pazham and Nee’ which means ‘fruit you’ is renowned for Lord Murugan shrine on hillock and having it amid grows the town. Apart the arrival of devotees that keep busy this town with annual festivals around the years, Palani is surrounded by natural resources and agriculture and vegetation is a great to be sighted if went around its suburb.
Enormous valley
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Holding the Western Ghats to its southeast, Palani is a picturesque town with frequent sight of mist capping the mountains and green slopes to its backdrop enhances with vast green landscapes of many coconut and mango groves. The main source of water to the town is the spring water that kept flowing throughout the year from Varathamanathi Dam on the foothills of the Western Ghats that lead to the cold paradise Kodaikanal.
A part of partial palani
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The Varathamanathi Dam is built on the rocks and it’s a wonderful picnic spot with a small park and cool breeze blow down from the mountain slopes. The Shanmughanadi, a tributary of Amaravathii River runs not far from the town and the town itself has a charming tank called Vaiyapuri and if it was maintained neatly would be an invite to the town, which can be seen in the first image above.
Palani temple tower
The Palani hillock is 137.16m height and has a flight of 697 steps to climb and there are also alternative sources like cable car and rope winch to reach the top. From the hillock one can get a panoramic of 360 degree of vast plains and cityscape beneath; and the cold Kodaikanal mountains at back which is 60km by road from here.
Lift to sky
The last two pictures above are shots on sky along with the temple and bell towers, and all the amazing photo here were taken by my mother and edited by me. My parents were glad to check the temple at hillock through the winch which I was unable to board to left at plains to explore the beautiful suburbs of Palani.

12 comments:

LadyFi said...

Wonderful blue skies - love the temple against those clouds!

George said...

Palani looks like a beautiful and scenic little city. Your pictures are wonderful. I really like the sky shots as well.

ashok said...

nice sky shots!

geeth said...

Nice pictures.. Palani looks beautiful!

Jyoti Mishra said...

such an awesome place it is.. :)
with your information and narration I strongly feel to visit this place some day !!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Beautiful place and nice narrative:)

Island Rambles Blog said...

You have a nice blog here and your photos are good...Palani looks very nice and your pictures show it off well. Keep up the good work here.

Eden said...

Great shots, Jeevan. Love the photos.

eden said...

The place is beautiful. Thank you for sharing info about the place.

Have a great weekend!

Kalyan said...

lovely panoramic skyview of the city...simply beautifully captured shots!

Krishna said...

beautifully covered...

thanks for sharing...

Ponniyinselvan said...

wonderful photos and useful information.Nice.
Best wishes.
karthik+amma