Rope Car - Palani Hill Temple
In addition to the winch a mono Cable Fixed Grip Reversible Jig-Back Rope way system was also launched in Palani in year 2004. Unlike the winches which run on rails and drawn by a steel rope, winches operate, hanging, on steel wires; moving up and down. The rope car is operated between 5 A.M to 9 P.M. Small colourful cars carrypassengers over the mountain. The distance covered is 323 metres. The travel is just completed in 3 minutes. Each car has 4 seats.The sight from the car is awe inspiring. One can see the far away fields, the distant Western Ghats and entire Palani town. The temple authorities have made sure that the hill is covered in green. A 30 feet high water falls is being constructed. The parks and gardens use modern methods like sprinkler for watering the flower plants and grass all over the path.
In Tamilnadu, Palani is the only place where rope cars and winches are available. Both of them have become great attractions for children and devotees.
Rope Car Fare:
The fares are nominal. A one way trip will cost Rs.15 per head. The special trip is Rs.50.
Palani Rope car Timings:
The rope car operates from 7 am to 8:30 pm with a break at 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm.