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Kolli Hills in Namakkal

Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai (Tamil: கொல்லி மலை) is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu in Namakkal district of India. The mountains are about 1000 to 1300 m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km². The Kolli Hills has 70 hair pin bends to reach the top of the hills (Some are more steep). The Kolli Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India.

The Kolli hills are featured in several works of classical Tamil literature such as Silappathigaram, Manimekalai, Purananuru and Ainkurnuru. The region was ruled by Valvil Ori (வல்வில்  ஓரிaround 200 A.D., who is praised as one of the seven great philanthropists (கடை  ஏழு  வள்ளல்) of ancient Tamil Nadu. 

The hills are said to be guarded by
Kollipavai or (ettu kai amman), the local deity. According to legend, the sages chose Kolli hills when they were looking for a peaceful place to do their penance. However, the demons invaded the hills to disrupt the penance when the sages began their rituals. The sages prayed to 
Kollipavai, who according to the myth, chased away the demons with her enchanting smile. The Kollipavai is still worshiped by the people here and her smile is revered.

Mini Falls

Lake - Boating Point
With my Friends in Kolli Hills Lake

+Rameshkumar Ramasamy 

+Arun kumar 

+Vignesh waran

Captured from the View Point

Places to visit in kolli malai

In kolli malai there is a place called Semmedu where there are few places for lodging 

Nallathambi Resort  semmedu, kolli hills 

Transport : 

Bus facility is there but not frequent , better to hire a vehicle from namakkal.

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