Palani is a town located in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The town of Palani is known for housing the delightful shrine of Lord Murugan. According to folklores, when Lord Murugan (Kartikeya) was unable to win the race and lost it to his younger brother, Ganesha, he left Kailash and settled in the hills of Palani to know more about own-self. Today, a marvelous temple dedicated to him is built on the hills of Palani.
The town of Palani is uplifted at a height of 1000 feet above the sea level. The land of this town is a jagged terrain that becomes lofty when approached towards the hills. These hills are the highest point in the town and help in maintaining a suitable climate. Palani's climate is tropical wet in nature. During summers and winters, the median mercury levels rest between 22°C-31°C but, falls below 15°C during monsoon.
The prime attractions in Palani that are visited on a large scale are Thandayudhapani Murugan Temple, Sivagiri Hill, Palani Hill, Periyanayaki Amman Temple etc.