Thirumalai Kovil is a Murugan temple situated at Panpoli, Tenkasi taluk, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is about 160 km from Madurai. The temple is situated on a small hill surrounded by the Western Ghats near the border with Kerala.
The lord Murugan in this temples shrine is called 'Thirumalai kumarasamy' or 'Thirumalai murugan'. Because of the lords name most of the people in this region have the name 'thirumalai'. There is one more goddess temple within this temple, called 'Thirumalai Kaali amman'. This hill temple is surrounded by many coconut plantations and small villages.
Until recently, the only way for devotees to reach the temple was by walking. The temple is also famous for its large number of steps because it has more than 600 steps. Recently, a road was constructed which enables people to go by two and four wheelers till the temple at the top.
The temple is located in a small place called Panpozhi which is located at a distance of around 160km from Madurai. The nearest town in Tenkasi which is 20km away.