Kamarajar, sometimes referred to as Athoor, is situated in the Western Ghats in the spur of Palni Hills with a beautiful landscape and a varied ecology.


Air: Nearest airport to Kamarajar is Madurai domestic terminal, which is about 100 km from Kamarajar. Taxi charges about Rs 2000 from airport to Kamarajar. Madurai is connected to Chennai by many flights in a day. International travelers need to get connecting flights from Chennai, which is connected to all major cities in India and abroad.

Rail: Nearest railhead is Dindigul Junction, which is 25 km away from Kamarajar. This station is connected to Madurai and Chennai rail lines. Taxi cab charges about Rs 400 from Dindigul to Kamarajar.

Road: Tamil Nadu state road transport buses connect Kamarajar with other locations in and around Madurai. Madurai to Kamarajar bus fare is about Rs 120.

Things to do

Trekking is the perfect way for such tourists to experience India. Trekking is much more than simply taking a walk. Trekking groups are possible to join in with so that it can remain a safe activity throughout the countryside. People who are greatly interested in trekking can take the Mukurthi trek. The Mukurthi peak is located in the south west region of the Nilgiris which is at an altitude of about 2500m. People must get necessary permission form the forest range officers to trek the peak. Most times, visitors will never be permitted to trek the peak, but at times they can get special permission out of their request.

STD Code
Summer 30-45°C, Winter 22-28°C
Best time to visit
October to March