Kodaikanal, the town of hills and lakes, has captured the imagination of many over the years. A perfect place for creating memories with loved ones, the town of Kodaikanal is also steeped in history and culture. When visiting this beautiful place, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent temples in this area.
Subrahmanya temple or Palani Murugan temple is located about 65 kms from Kodaikanal. It is dedicated to Dhandayuthapani or Lord Subrahmanya. A great sage Bhogar is known to have created the idol with an amalgamation of nine substances. Known as the third abode of Lord Murugan, there are 659 steps that a devotee must climb to reach the temple. A beautiful shrine dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya, it is a must visit for all the tourists in Kodaikanal.
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Situated about 3 kms from the lake, the temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga. Located on a hill-top, it is a serene place offering beautiful views of the valley, Palani Hills and even the lights of the Palani temple. The temple is associated with Kurinji flowers that bloom once in twelve years. To prevent chaos and maintain the peace and quiet, devotees are allowed only in queues. Visit during summers to avoid fog. The road leading up to the temple is a narrow one and it may be difficult to park your car.