Kolli Malai is a small mountain range situated in middle of Tamil Nadu in Namakkal district of India. The mountains are below 1300 and above 1000m altitude above sea level and cover an area around 280 km². Kolli Malai has 70 hairpin bends to reach the top of the hills. Kolli Malai is a part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a peak range that runs mostly parallel to the eastern coast of South India. The mountains are comparatively untouched by commercial tourism and still retain their natural beauty.
The reason is that early journalism records the existence of an image called Kollippavai on top of these hills. This image was believed to represent the courage of a maiden who lured wayfarers by her beauty and killed them. Kolli Hills will be the top choice for nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts, trekking clubs and meditation practitioners among hill stations in Tamil Nadu.
Kolli malai is featured in several works of classical Tamil literature such as Silappathigaram, Manimekalai, Purananuru and Ainkurnuru. The Mountain is a place of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, which is said to have a secret path to the Shiva temple located at Rasipuram. This Shiva temple is believed to have been built by Valvil Ori in the 1st or 2nd century when Valvil Ori ruled this area. “Arappaleeswara sathakam” is the poem which praises the Arappaleeswarar god. It is believed that this temple exists in Sangam period itself.
Major Interests here are Arapaleesawarer Temple, Aagaya Gangai (a falls of about 300 ft height), Siddhar Caves, Mini Falls, Boat House, Selur View Point, Botanical Garden & Two View பாயிண்ட்