Lord Muruga graces at the Kurunji Andavar temple at Koaikanal | South India Tourism

Kurunji Temple

Kurunji Temple

Kurunji Andavar temple is one of the noteworthy tourist destinations in Kodaikanal. Lord Muruga is the prime deity and graces beautifully from his sanctum. As the name suggests this temple is known for the Kurunji flowers that blooms once in 12 years. It’s a breath taking view to behold when these flowers bloom and drape the whole place in purple carpet.

From this temple, one can admire the total beauty of tea plantations, carrot and cabbage fields, Palani hills and beautiful cottages. Inside the temple is a small park for children and a little lovely garden for walking and spending some time at peace. Though the temple complex is small, it is built very elegantly. The temple comprises of other gods too including Lord Ganapathy. This temple is located at the distance of 4 km from Kodai Lake.

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