Located in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu Palani is a beautiful hill station, the hills of which are part of the oldest mountain range in India. The name of the town is derived from the two Tamil words 'Pazham' which means 'fruit' and 'Nee' meaning you. The mountain range on which the picturesque town is located dates back to the Pre Cambrian period.


The town of Kodaikanal lies between the valleys Parappar and Gundar. To the north of Kodaikanal there is a hill that slopes down to Vilpatti village and Pallangi village. To the east, the hills slope down to the lower Palani Hills. On the south of Kodaikanal lies Cumbum Valley and to the west is a plateau leading to Manjampatti Valley and Anamalai Hills. The meaning of Kodaikanal in Tamil is Gift of the Forest. However, there are four versions regarding the name since the word Kodai is four different meanings.


Sirumalai Forest Reserve is a small hill station on the way to Nathum, 25 kilometers from Dindigul city. There is green scenery and plenty of opportunities for trekking and hiking. There is a view of the saathiyar river basin. Vellimalai Temple is a temple on the hill that has been recently renovated. Mathamalai Annai Veilankanni Church is also located on top of one of the hills in the region.


The Dindigul Rock Fort is the most significant historical landmark of the city. Located on top of the Dindigul hill at a height of 280 feet, it was constructed in the 17th century by Muthu Krishna Naicker of the Madurai kingdom. Since then it has seen many occupants. In the 18th Century Tipu Sultan ruled over the fort and the fort went over to the British after his defeat. The fort is a must visit for all those who are interested in history and architecture of the country.


Thadikombu Perumal Temple is located on the Dindigul- Karur route about 5 km away from Dindigul. The main deity of the temple is Lord Alagar. The main festival of the temple is celebrated during the Tamil month of Chitrai, which falls in April and May. During this festival, the deity is offered regular prayer for 12 days.


Located in the Dindigul City, the temple is more than 1000 years old and has gone through renovation a number of times. The recent renovation has been made with utmost perfection. The temple has a few idols of the gods and deities. The main idol is of Abirami, the consort of Lord Shiva and Amritaghateswarar.