This is an economical Hill resort and a picnic spot for weary travellers. This is on the way to Natham 25 km’s from Dindigul city. This place is accessible from Madurai also. Though the uphill journey is for a brief time, the 18 hairpin bends provide the real thrilling experience, characteristic of a trip to a hill station. The entire locale is green and lush and the climate is cool/warm. Sirumalai provides an opportunity to go on trekking and hiking. Beautiful scenic view of saathiyar river basin and Dindigul town delight the visitors. Vellimalai Temple, which is recently renovated, is the famous destination for devotees. Sanjeevi Hills, famous in Indian Epic Ramayana is also in the vicinity.
The church is on a slope at the top of the hill. It is 2 km’s from the nearest bus stop. Residents observe the festival for “Our Lady of Good Health” annually in September, with a flag hoisted prior to the festival.
Sirumalai Lake contains a small lake that was artificially created in the year 2010. This Lake is a man-made one. This lake here bordered by tall green trees. Boating facility is available too for those who want to slowly glide through the placid waters of the lake. Boating is available in the lake mostly during the weekends when there is enough water in it.
An Observation tower located on seventeenth Hair Pin Bend offers a (much needed) place for a stopover. At this point, there is nothing better you can do other than enjoying the jaw-dropping scenery below.
The hill became famous when Lord Hanuman had to search for a certain herb, and not finding it, had to take the entire hill with him to cure Lord Laxman. On his way back from Sri Lanka with the hill, a piece fell down here and it came to be known as Sanjeevani Hills. This Hill is part of Sirumalai Hills.
Saathiyar River originates from Sirumalai hills and flows southward and empties into Vaigai River. The basin covers an area of 819 square kilometres (316 sq mi). The total ayacut of the sub-basin is 4,279.89 hectares (10,575.8 acres). Near Vadipatti, Saathiyar Dam has been constructed across this river for irrigation purpose. This is the catchment area of the Saathiyar Dam in Madurai.
The famous Lord Murugan temple (Vellimalai Murugan Temple) is located on the mountain which is away from 45 minutes climbing over the valley. This temple is renowned throughout the neighbouring villages and towns.
Located in Agastya Puram is Silver Hill, this is the tallest hill in Sirumalai. It is said that the peak of the Silver hill was made up of Silver but to avoid man’s destructive actions during the Kali Yuga the hill was transformed via Alchemy into stone by Agastya Siddhar, hence it got the name silver hill. The hills silver glitter can be still seen in the sunlight. In the peak of this Silver hill is a 500-year-old Shiva Lingam, walk to the top of the hill is about 30 – 45 minutes.