Hiking Kalimalai Kurushumalai
Distance from Anantya: 15 Kms | Drive Time: 25 min | Excursion Time: 3-4 hours
You will leave Anantya on country roads, drive around the dam, pass through typical rural areas and arrive at the base of the revered twin peaks of Kali Malai and Kuruchu Malai; the abode of Mother Kali of the Hindu faith and Jesus Christ of the Christian faith.
A steep climb on rough roads leads to the Kalimalai peak. One can make this journey entirely by foot or by jeep. Arrive at the top for a bird’s eye view of the Lake District of Tamil Nadu. At times, the clouds floating by seem touchable! On a clear day one can see as far as the ocean. Anantya is also visible, a small patch far below. A short walk from Kali Malai lies the adjoining Kuruchu Malai mountain which in recent years has acquired the status of being the worship spot for Christians. People come from the neighboring areas on an annual pilgrimage to either of the peaks, depending on their faith. Offer your prayers to the deity with a lamp at Kali Malai and a candle at KuruchuMalai. Meditate – Reflect – perhaps some yoga on the hill breathing in the fresh oxygen laden air.
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