Sirumalai is situated 25 km (16 mi) from Dindigul and 40 ken (25 mi) from Madurai, Tamilnadu , India and is an area of 60,000 acres (200 km2). The region has many high hills. Sirumalai is where Hillock International School is situated. Throughout the year, Sirumalai is a thick forest area with a mild climate. It includes diversified flora and fauna, with an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level. There are 18 hairpin bends on the slope. Sirumalai Hills has many picturesque natural attractions that are enjoyed by its tourists and make it a popular destination.
Church of the AnnaiVelankanni : At the peak of the hill, the church is on a slope. There are 2 bones at the nearest bus stop. In September, citizens celebrate the "Our Lady of Good Health" festival annually, with a flag hoisted prior to the festival.
Lake Sirumalai : Sirumalai Lake consists of a small lake which was formed artificially in 2010. This is a man-made lake. This lake is bordered by tall, verdant trees. For those who want to glide through the placid waters of the lake slowly, boating facilities are also open. During the weekends, boating is possible in the mosdy lake when there is enough water in it.
Tower of Observation : An observation tower on the seventeenth Hair Pin Bend provides a (much needed) place for a stopover. There is nothing better than enjoying the jaw dropping scenery below at this stage.
Sanjeevani Hills The hill became famous when Lord Hanuman had to take the whole hill with him to heal Lord Laxmanan by looking for a certain herb and not finding it. A piece dropped down here on its way back from Sri Lanka with the hill, and it came to be known as Sanjeevani Hills. This hill is part of the Sirumalai Hills.
Saathiyar Basin The Saathiyar River flows southward and empties into the Vaigai River, originating from the Sirumalai hills. An area of 819 square kilometres (316 sq mi) covers the basin. The total surface area of the sub-basin is 4,279.89 hectares (10,575.8 acres). The Saathiyar Dam was installed across this river for irrigation purposes in New Vadipatti. This is the catchment area of Madurai's Saathiyar Dam.
Sirumalai places to visit
Vellimalai Murugan Temple The famous temple of Lord Murugan (Vellimalai Murugan Temple) is situated in the mountain that climbs over the valley for 45 minutes. This temple is renowned in the surrounding towns and cities.
Khandige Estate In the Sirumalai hills, an isolated group of hills in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, the Khandige estate spread over 1000 acres, drained by three rivers, 2 of which are seasonal, flowing through the Khandige estate before flowing into the plains as a series of waterfalls. During the months of October and December, the area receives an average of 120-132 cm of rain. This estate has a natural wealth of flora and fauna, particularly medicinal plants, surrounded by approximately 20-30,000 acres of reserve forest, which has been left largely untouched. The primary objective of this estate is to maintain the bio-diversity of the Western Ghats and to avoid or at least stop the degradation of this rich eco-system due to rampant deforestation.
The property is surrounded by thick forest and is a common place for wild animals. There are a lot of medicinal plants and three rivers, two of which are perennial. There are a variety of waterfalls. The purpose of the property is to maintain the Ghats' biodiversity.
Hillock International School : The School is situated at Sirumalai, the cool environment and feeling of well being adds to the richness of the place.
Selvi Koil Point : The place offers a panoramic view of Dindigul and Chinnamalai town. At dusk, the Selvi Koil Point unveils a view of the beautifully illuminated Dindigul and adjacent Chinnamalai town down below, which appear oval-shaped.
In the Sirumalai Hills, named after the famous Agastya Siddhar, Agastya Puram Agastya Puram is situated. Agasthiarpuram is a sacred place in the region of Sirumalai where siddhas (monks) have been living since ancient days. The area is surrounded by medicinal herbs and plants. There is the historic Shiva Lingam at the tip of the hill, which dates back at least 500 years.
Hills of Silver : Silver Hill, which is the highest hill in Sirumalai, is situated in Agastya Puram. It is said that the summit of the Silver Hill was made up of Silver, but the hill was transformed into stone by Agastya Siddhar through Alchemy to escape the destructive acts of man during the Kali Yuga, hence it got the name silver hill. The hills silver glitter can still be seen in the sunlight In the summit of this Silver Hill is a 500-year-old Shiva Lingam, walk to the cop of the hill is about 30-45 minutes
On the silver hill in Agastya Puram, Agasthiyar Siva Sakthi Sitthar Beedam Agasthiyar Siva Sakthi Sitthar Beedam is an ashram. Food is served daily (Annadhanam), and accommodation at the ashram is available. The purpose of the ashram is to encourage different voluntary campaigns, such as hill cleaning.
Cascade : The hill also features a small waterfall. In the summer or in the absence of rain, the waterfall goes dry. A wonderful place to spend time with your family.
I recently visited Sirumalai, a tiny hill full of herb-rich green forests just 25 km from my home. The climb was exciting, and as it is at an altitude of 1000 metres, the atmosphere was cool. To reach the apex, there are approximately 23 hair pin bends. After a few kilometres up the hill, we could see the city below. The air was fresh with a rich herbal scent.
Pepper, cardamom, lemon and bananas are the main crops here, known as Sirumalai pazham, a small local plantain variety that is supposed to have medicinal properties. Every plantain costs Rs 5-6 and the skin is very thick and fibrous, the size of a small finger inside will be found to be a plantain.
At the top of the village is a small village with 4-5 shops and a few small roofed homes. In order to extract honey from honey combs, there are about 200 families involved. Here, there is a lovely lake bordered by tall green trees. For those who want to glide through the placid waters of the lake slowly, boating facilities are also open. Since tourism is not in full swing here, the virgin beauty of the hill is intact. This place would make a nature lover happy for sure. Here, there are no hotels or canteens. Therefore, there is therefore less pollution.
The southern states of India have some of India's best tourist destinations, and Tamil Nadu has a number of them in particular. There are some unexplored places in the state, besides the popular places and attractions, which will woo the soul of any adventure enthusiast. If you'd like to visit these places sometime, here's a list of the most popular tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu.
Morning Pick up from Dindigul.
After Refreshment at Dindigul.
Then proceed towards Sirumalai
To visit Annai Velankanni Church, Sirumalai Lake, Observation Tower and Saathiyar Basin.
Overnight stay @ Sirumalai.
After Breakfast and then Check out from the Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Vellimalai Murugan Temple, Khandige Estate, Agastya Puram and Silver Hills.
Then starting towards Dindigul with sweet Memories of Sirumalai.
Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *