Kolli Mala or Kolli Hills Trekking Near Namakkal in Tamilnadu
Kolli Hills (Kolli Mala) is a beautiful hills located in Namakkal District, Tamilnadu state, India.
There are 70 Hair Pin bends on the Ghat road, which takes you to the top of the Kolli Mala.
Kolli Mala Hills has two main falls; Akash Ganga Falls and Masila Falls. View points at Seekuparai and Selur Nadu offers breathtaking view of the nature’s beauty. Trekking and hiking the Kolli Mala is a popular option for those who are adventurous and offers excellent view of the Eastern Ghats. Kollimala is less unexplored and traveled terrain and has lot of herbs for your health and vigor.
There is also a Boat house, Botanical garden and a Cave house. Arappulishwarar Temple is another landmark in Kolli Hills, which is said to have an underground path to the Rasipuram Shiva temple (Rasipuram is a nearby town). Yercaud is a nearby hill station at around 89 kilometers from kollimalai.
Kolli Mala is covered with evergreen forests. Kolli Hills are rich is flora and fauna and is several species of endemic trees and plants exists here. Silver Oak estates are there in plenty. Maximum extent of ‘Shola forest cover in South Indian Eastern Ghats is found here in Kollimala. Some areas in the lower plains are making way for agriculture and plantations like coffee, tea, fruit orchards, Jackfruit, black pepper and other spices. Kollimala has a large species of wild animals and reptiles including the endangered Python Molurus.
How Do I Go to Kollimalai or Kolli Hills?
Bus services are available up to Arappulishwarar Temple. Salem and Namakkal are two nearby major cities. Buses and Taxis are available from both these cities. ‘Salem Junction’ is the nearest major railway station to Kolli Hills alias Kollimalai. #Kollihills