20 December 2006


Parvathamalai, a mountain which is part of the Javadhi Hills, is becoming increasingly popular with trekkers and climbers as a pleasant daytrip excursion near Tiruvannamalai. The mountain, which is located in this District, is about 25 kms distant and can be reached by a four-hour trek from Kadaladi or through Thenmadimangalam.

The hike starts from Pachiamman Temple through a thick forest of medicinal herbs and lush greenery. After about 3 kms trekkers reach Gadapparai, from whence begins a ladder of metal steps with iron chains on either side.

At the next incline one has to hold on to iron rods planted on each side of the track until arriving at Mandapam. At this point travel becomes more difficult and trekkers have to walk sideways by clinging to a boulder under an abutting cliff.

From the top of Parvathamalai there is a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. A proposal has recently been drafted in consultation with the Collector of Tiruvannamalai for strengthening the infrastructure and facilities throughout that area.


Divyakka said...

Sounds like a dangerous trek! No thanks!

Arunachala Living said...

But such good exercise and the view is meant to be fabulous!

Anonymous said...

this temple is a realy south kailash parvatham thrre are all the god power available

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best temple's i've been to,i've been there 3 times, the real fun is when one reaches the top and feel the fresh wind blow past .. it can only be experienced.. totally mystic.The only shiva lingam to which pooja is done by devotees themselves.
A must visit temple before saying bye!!