Sirumalai is a 60,000 acre (200 kms) region located 25 km (16 miles) from Dindigul and 40 km (25 miles) from Madurai, Tamilnadu , India. In the town, there are several high hills. Dindigul to Sirumalai distance between is 35 KM.In Sirumalai, Hillock International School is located. Sirumalai is a dense forest region with a moderate climate throughout the year, containing diversified flora and fauna at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level.
Most of the Sirumalai is covered by deciduous forests-the lower slopes by dry deciduous and the higher slopes and river valleys by moist and wet deciduous forests. In these hills, trees such as Terminalia, Shorea, Magnolia champaca are dominant. In the higher elevation evergreen tracts, other uncommon plants such as Lianas and Orchids also occur. Coffee estates form a large portion of today’s landscape.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Dindigul to Sirumalai Sightseeing
- Morning Pick up from Dindigul.
- After Refreshment at Dindigul.
- Then proceed towards Sirumalai To visit Annai Velankanni Church, Sirumalai Lake, Observation Tower and Saathiyar Basin.
- Overnight stay @ Sirumalai.
DAY 2 – Sirumalai Sightseeing
- After Breakfast and then Check out from the Hotel.
- Then proceed to visit Sirumalai sightseeing like Vellimalai Murugan Temple, Khandige Estate, Agastya Puram and Silver Hills.
- Then starting towards Dindigul with sweet Memories of Sirumalai.
- Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What ‘s Included
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required).
- All local vehicle transport.(Dindigul to Sirumalai to Dindigul).
There is a rich animal life to be seen in the wild, including endangered animals such as Slender loris, Gaur, Sambar deer, Sloth bear, Asian palm civet, Indian hare, Jungle cat and Indian pangolin. These forests are home to birds such as Indian peafowl, Asian koel, Indian grey hornbill and even the endangered Blue-winged parakeet.There are endangered reptiles such as the Python molurus, the Indian star tortoise, and venomous snakes such as the Indian cobra, the Russell viper, the Common Krait, the endemic Bamboo pit viper, and the little-known Calliophis nigrescens striped coral snake.Lizards are to be seen here, such as the Bengal monitor, the Indian chameleon, the Draco dussumieri or flying lizard, Calotes calotes, Ophisops minor and Cnemaspis geckoes. Special mention must be made of the hill’s only endemic reptile, the Sirumalai Shieldtail Snake Uropeltis dindigalensis, which is not known to be found anywhere.
Sirumalai hill has 18 hairpin bends. A church and a viewpoint of Dindigul town and the “Dindigul Rock Fort” are on the 18th bend. The hill also features a small waterfall. Scientists have been unable to prevent the popular Sirumalai banana from disappearing slowly from disease. Man-made fires on the hills have burned medicinal plants and damaged the ecosystem of the fauna. On the way to Dindigul to Sirumalai we can enjoy this sightseeing of different types of plants and animals.
Fires are also set to encourage the growth of vegetation used for animal fodder, clear land for agriculture, or increase timber access. Sirumalai Lake includes a small lake that was artificially formed in 2010. Agasthiarpuram is a holy place in the area of sirumalai where siddas (monks) have lived since ancient days.
The area is surrounded by medicinal plants and herbs. There is historic Shiva Lingam at the top of the hill, which dates back at least 500 years. The famous temple of Lord Murugan (Vellimalai Murugan Temple) is situated in the mountain that climbs over the valley 45 minutes away.
Agatthiyar SivaSakthi Sitthar peedam is an ashram situated in Agathya Puram, on a silver hill. Food is served every day (Annadanam), and accommodation is available at the ashram. The purpose of the ashram is to encourage different voluntary campaigns, such as hill cleaning. Dindigul to Sirumalai is a pleasant family picnic tour.
Agathya Puram is situated in Sirumalai. It was named after the famous Siddhar Agathya. Silver Hill, which is the highest hill in Sirumalai, is situated in Agathya Puram. It is said that the summit of the Silver Hill was made up of Silver, but the hill was turned into stone by Agathya Siddhar through Alchemy to escape the destructive acts of man during the Kali Yuga, so it got the name Silver Hill.The silver shimmer of the hills can still be seen in the sunshine. A 500-year-old Shiva Lingam is at the top of this Silver Hill, a 30-45 minute walk to the top of the hill. It’s a stunning view from Silver Hill. For more details,about Dindigul to Sirumalai tour details please contact as 9443204141,9578784466.