Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu and spreaded over the Namakkal district of India.
The mountain is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, but the area is also popular with Motor cycle enthusiasts because of the high altitude motor-able terrain with 70 hairpin bends.
How to reach -
By Road - Its approx 280km from Bangalore and mostly preferred are bikes due to the smooth roads with mesmerizing hilltop view.
Route: Bangalore – Krishnagiri – Salem – Rasipuram – Semmedu (Kolli Hills)
The roads are amazing, however, there are few places to eat before you touch Rasipuram. There is a Cafe Coffee day if you want to grab some coffee on the go.
We started our journey by 1:00 pm for a weekend trip, the climate was pleasant. It takes around 5 hrs to reach the top point.
You get to pass the village roads with amazing view of tress. mountains and village life.
Starts the first bend of Kolli Hills. Wear helmet and drive/ride at lower speed.
Since we left late from Bangalore, we happened to see the sunset before reaching our hotel.
We spent the night at Silverline Retreat hotel.