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Spiritual Holidays - Velliangiri Hills
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One of the lesser-known hill stations of Tamil Nadu, Velliangiri Hills located at an altitude of 6000 ft is famous both as a popular hill station as well as a spiritual destination. While its salubrious climate is the prime attraction for the young and old, for the devotees it is the hills association with Lord Shiva that bring them here.  According to the legends, it was here Lord Shiva performed his cosmic dance on the request of his consort Umadevi (Parvati). Since then, the place is also known as Rajathagiri, Velliangiri, Dakshin Kailash or Bhoolok Kailash.

Besides, the Shiva Temple of Velliangiri in the mountain ranges of Kongunadu, the presence of the ashram of Sadaguru Jaggi Vasudev is another reason why people throng to the Velliangiri Hills. In fact if peace and tranquility is what one is looking at from a holiday, Velliangiri Hills is the place to go.


Places to see in Velliangiri Hills
Shiva Temple in Velliangiri Hills

The Shiva Temple is the main attraction in the Velliangiri Hills. The linga in the temple is believed to be a swyambhu, the one which originated on its own and not the one, which is established. The temple comes alive during the Mahashivratri when thousands of devotees from different parts of the country gather here to pray and pay their respects to Lord Shiva. Of all the mountain shrines in Kongunadu, the Shiva Temple of Velliangiri in the western boundary is considered to be the most auspicious and famous. Known as Rajathagiri, Velliangiri, Dakshin Kailash or Bhoolok Kailash, this sacred spot is the place where Lord Shiva performed his cosmic dance.

Isha Yoga

Isha Foundation founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is the other main landmark in Velliangiri Hills. Isha Foundation is a non-religious organisation that addresses all aspects of human wellbeing. Travellers to Velliangiri Hills can visit the foundation and en-roll for various short term and long term yoga and meditation courses. One of the popular programs that one can opt for at Isha Foundation is the ‘Inner Engineering’ that applies powerful ancient yogic methods to create harmony in the body, mind and emotions.
For more on Isha Foundation, visit http://www.ishafoundation.org/


Places Nearby
Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple

Coimbatore, 40 km away is main town close to Velliangiri. It is busy commercial town also called Manchester of the South. Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple, 7 km from Coimbatore is located on the banks of the Noyyal river. Khadi Gandhi Gallery is another good place to check out in Coimbatore. It houses some of the rare photographs of Mahatma Gandhi related to his freedom struggle and jail life.

Forest College Museum is just three kilometers from the railway station. The college museum has a collection of the fossils of plants and animals, the dead specimens of plants and animals of rare variety. The museum also has a special advisory counter that offers counseling regarding plant husbandry.


Places to Stay

Since Velliangiri is within easy reach to Coimbatore, most travellers prefer to stay in Coimbatore. There are a number of hotels in Coimbatore, which provide comfortable accommodation to its guests. Hotels in Coimbatore are well equipped with basic modern facilities. Check hotels in Coimbatore

 
How to reach

By Air: Coimbatore is the nearest airport, 50 km away.

By Rail: Coimbatore Junction is the convenient railhead, 40 km away.

By Road: Coimbatore is well connected to its neighbouring towns. One can take a bus or hire a car from Coimbatore to Velliangiri Hills.

Best time to visit: October to March


About Velliangiri Hills: Velliangiri Hills Information & Fact File
Altitude 1800 meters
Temp
Summer 35 (Max) & 28 (Min) Degrees Celsius
Winter 25 (Max) & 18 (Min) Degrees Celsius
Best time to Go October - March
Monsoon June – August
Summer May – June
Clothes Cottons in summer & light woolens in winter
Nearest Airport Coimbatore, 50 km
Nearest Railway Station Coimbatore Junction, 40 km
Bus Station Main bus stand Coimbatore
Hospital & Doctor

Coimbatore has good hospitals to handle emergencies.

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