Palani is reached by just three hours drive from any of the nearest airports: Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchy. The nearest tourist information office is at Madurai. There is a Palani Devasthanam Information Centre at the Palani bus stand.
Trains to Palani are available from Coimbatore, Palakkad and Dindigul. The Murugan Temple is about 2 km from the railway station . It is an important railway station on the Dindugal-Coimbatore line.
The state transport corporation and a lot of private buses available from Palani to major cities in Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin etc) and also to the neighboring Kerala(Palakkadu, Kochin).
This place is situated at a distance of
56 KM from Dindigul,
472 KM from Chennai,
114 KM from Madurai,
103 KM from Coimbatore,
126 KM from Erode
156 KM from Trichy.
Kodaikkanal is 64 KM away on the South of Palani.