Swamimalai, literally "Mountain of the God", is a holy town located west of the Kumbakonam town, known for the famous Lord Muruga temple, one of the six holy abodes of Lord Muruga. The town is ideally located at a natural setting on the banks of the River Cauvery. The travelers to this place are mostly Hindu pilgrims intended to offer worship to Lord Muruga in Swaminathaswamy Temple.


By Air: The nearest airport to Swamimalai is Trichy at distance of 90 km away.

By Rail: Kumbakonam railhead is the nearest railway station to Swamimalai. It is at a distance of 6km from Swamimalai city and is connected by trains from Chennai, Quilon, Tirupathi and Rameshwaram.

By Road: Tamil Nadu state transport corporation buses connect Swamimalai with almost all cities in Tamil Nadu and also regular buses are available from Kumbakonam, Trichi, Chidambaram and Chennai to Swamimalai.

STD Code
Summer 23-37°C, Winter 17-30°C
Best time to visit
Nov - Feb