Elk Hill Murugan Temple, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Carved into the hillside and set among the picturesque forested hills, Elk Hill Murugan Temple offers views of the town of Ooty. Dedicated to the god of love and war, the temple features a large statue of Lord Murugan and several smaller statues of other deities from the Hindu pantheon. The meditative surroundings and calming atmosphere attract visitors who come to enjoy some peace and quiet. Be prepared to climb a flight of nearly 85 steps to reach the top of the temple. To visit Elk Hill Murugan Temple on your holiday in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), and find out what else Ooty (Udhagamandalam) has to offer, use our Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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  • We visited this temple in evening, but temple was closed. This is located very near to city in calm and serene location. It is a must visit place if one wants the holy feel and peace of mind.  more »
  • We were blessed by murugan, we were late in evening main temple was closed but still took pictures and blessing of murugan  more »
  • Just an amazing place where temple is located. The view is mesmerizing. It's one of tallest idol in South India.
  • Beautiful temple situated above a hillock. The Murugan temple on Elk Hill is accessible by a steep road about 1-2 kms winding uphill. The main attraction besides the deity is the huge statue of Murugan outside the temple. The gold painted statue is beautifully maintained and is serene and awe inspiring. The temple itself is neat, simple and darshan is easy to obtain... No big queues as such.
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