Located on a hilltop in the Western Ghats, the Marudhamalai Temple in Coimbatore dates back to over twelve hundred years. Dedicated to the Lord Murugan, it was probably constructed under the aegis of the Konu Vettuva Gounder dynasty. An architectural marvel, the temple is highly revered by the followers. As a matter of fact, the Marudhamalai Temple is held second in reverence, preceded in reverence by the Arupadai Veedu Temple. The location on a hilltop offers you an unparallel view of the surrounding lush green forested landscape. In fact, the name Marudha Malai means ‘hill of vegetation’ in the local language. The area is known for the many varieties of medicinal herbs found here and is home to Tamil tribal communities. A visit to the place will surely bring peace and serenity to your heart.