Palani Hills National Park is located in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, South India. The Park is spread over an area of 736.87 square kilometers of land and shares its borders with Kurinjimala Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park in Kerala.
The Park will be an upgrade and expansion of the Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary being opened in 2008. The Palani Hills derive their name from the ancient temple town of Palani located at the northern base of the hills
Flora & Fauna:
The sanctuary preserves habitats of wild boars, Nilgiri Tahr, grizzled giant Squirral, reptiles and Indian elephants. Waters of Palani hills is home to variety of fishes and other aquatic animals.
Palani hills national park promotes eco-tourism by organizing adventurous activities for tourists through trekking, hiking, camping, mountaineering, rock climbing, bird watching and wildlife safaris.
Best time to visit:
Palani Hills National Park is open throughout the year. October to March is the best time to visit this Park.
Timings and Fee:
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee. Usually the park remains open in between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM.
There are several accommodation options around Palani Hills National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
The Park is accessible from Madurai or Coimbatore airport. The state transport corporation buses provide services to many cities in Tamil Nadu from Palani. Private deluxe A/C bus services are available from Madurai, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, Chennai and Coimbatore to Palani.
Nearest city: Kodaikanal hill station
Nearest railway station: Kodaikanal
Nearest Airport: Madurai and Coimbatore