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Dindigul- Tamilnadu, Top 10 Famous Places You Must Visit!

The Dindigul district is in Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. The Madurai District was split off to become its entity in 1985. There are 14 Panchayat Unions, 9 Taluks, and 3 Revenue Divisions throughout the 6266.64 km2.

Towards the north are the districts of Tirupur, Karur, and Trichy; to the east are Sivaganga and Tiruchi; to the south are Madurai; and to the west are Theni, Coimbatore, and Kerala. As of 2011, 2,159,775 people were living in the area, with 998 women for every 1,000 men.

Economy In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj ranked Dindigul as one of the country’s 250 most undeveloped districts. If you find yourself at Dindigul, you must see the city’s main attraction, the Dindigul Fort, and the many other historical monuments in the area.

Let’s look at some of these great weekend adventures right now that you may take from Dindigul.

Table of Contents

Best Places To Visit In Dindigul!

  • Madurai
  • Karaikudi
  • Pollachi
  • Thoothukudi 
  • Tirupur
  • Soaring Sanjeevani Hill
  • Saathiyar Basin
  • Shrines Of Vellimalai And Murugan
  • Luxury Estate Khandige
  • Valleys Of Gold

1. Madurai

The holy city of Madurai is just 64 kilometers from Dindigul, and you can reach there in about an hour if you drive alone. Madurai is the second biggest city in Tamil Nadu and is often referred to as the “temple city.”

Madurai

Located on the banks of the River Vaigai, this ancient settlement dates back to the very beginnings of human habitation. Madurai is a great weekend getaway from Dindigul because of its closeness to the Sirumalai Hills to the north and the Nagamali Hills to the south.

Madurai is well known as the Lotus City because of its distinctive architecture. Madurai is an example of a city where many traditions have successfully coexisted. The city was ruled by the Pandya dynasty for a long time and is famous for its numerous ancient temples.

2. Karaikudi

Dindigul has a little-known tourist attraction that is a true treasure. Karaikudi is considered to be Chettinad’s crowning achievement. What’s the distance between Dindigul and Karaikudi? It is around 106 kilometers from Dindigul.

Karaikudi

So a weekend trip there would take about two hours and fifteen minutes of driving time. Karaikudi is still regarded as a gem of Tamil Nadu; hence its whereabouts may be a mystery to some.

Because of its central location on the main road between Rameshwaram and Trichy, this city has gained a lot of notoriety.

3. Pollachi

Pollachi is the center of the coconut trade in Tamil Nadu. Pollachi is an excellent weekend destination for those living in Dindigul. Getting to this picturesque town from Dindigul won’t take more than two hours if you get an early start.

Pollachi

Pollachi, another popular filming site, is a beautiful town surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and lush flora. Since it is primarily agricultural, Pollachi is famous for its vast acreages of coconut, jaggery, and vegetable fields.

4. Thoothukudi 

Thoothukudi, also known by its previous name of Tuticorin, is about 214 kilometers from Dindigul and is known as the “city of pearls and ports.” This large port city is located on the Gulf of Mannar, off the coast of India, on the Bay of Bengal.

Thoothukudi 

The city’s prominence may be partly attributed to its prosperous pearl fishing industry. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of other popular tourist spots lies the fishing village and port town of Thoothukudi.

However, there’s a lot more to this city than its ports and pearls. Ancient temples with intricate carvings, stunning golden beaches, and delicious local cuisine can all be found in this city. Spending the weekend in Thoothukudi might put you in touch with nature and help you relax.

5. Tirupur

Only 123 kilometers separate the city of Dindigul from the beautiful district of Tirupur, which is famous for its textiles and temples. Coimbatore, another excellent weekend destination, is not too distant from this textile center.

Tirupur

Tirupur’s textiles are in high demand abroad and are available nationwide. Several of India’s best-known clothing brands have their factory in Tirupur. Tirupur is also famous for its beautiful ancient temples.

That can be found inside the city limits and testify to the city’s unique history. The city’s location on the Noyyal River has made it famous for the temples built there during the Chola and Pandya kingdoms.

Several legends surround this city. The most well-known code in Tirupur is probably related to the Visveswara Swamy Temple. Another of the city’s earliest religious buildings in this temple.

6. Soaring Sanjeevani Hill

After futilely looking for a particular plant, Lord Hanuman had to transport the whole hill to help Lord Laxmanan physically. Upon his return from Sri Lanka, he encountered a landslide, and the resulting cliffs became known as Sanjeevani Hills.

Soaring Sanjeevani Hill

That mountain is one of the Sirumalai Hills.

7. Saathiyar Basin

The Saathiyar River originates in the Sirumalai Mountains and runs south to join the Vaigai River. The area of the basin is 819 square kilometers (316 sq mi). The sub-total basin has an area of 4,279.89 hectares (10,575.8 acres).

Saathiyar Basin

The Saathiyar Dam in Vadipatti has been built across this river for irrigation purposes. This region is part of Madurai’s catchment area and is home to the Saathiyar Dam.

8. Shrines Of Vellimalai And Murugan

The famous Lord Murugan temple, called the Vellimalai Murugan Temple, is located on a mountain and is reached after a 45-minute ascent.

Shrines Of Vellimalai And Murugan

This shrine is highly renowned in neighboring cities and villages.

9. Luxury Estate Khandige

Sirumalai highlands are a secluded series of hills in Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul district, where the Khandige estate is located over 1,000 acres. A pair of rivers originate in the Sirumalai highlands and eventually flow into the plains.

Luxury Estate Khandige

As spectacular waterfalls flow through the Khandige estate. Between October and December, the area receives an average of 120-132 cm of precipitation. This estate is surrounded by a forest reserve that spans 20,000 and 30,000 acres, and native flora and fauna.

Including medicinal plants—that have been conserved. The primary goal of this estate is to stop or at least slow the rampant deforestation threatening the Western Ghats’ rich ecosystem.

10. Valleys Of Gold

Silver Hill, near Agastya Puram, is the highest point in Sirumalai. Legend has it that Agastya Siddhar used alchemy to turn Silver Hill’s peak from silver to stone so that people wouldn’t do bad things during the Kali Yuga. It is how the hill got its name.

Valleys Of Gold

It takes around half an hour to climb to the summit of this silver hill, where a Shiva Lingam dating back 500 years may be found.

Read More:

Tiruvannamalai: Explore The Spiritual Hub Of Tamil Nadu!

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Ruchika is a “hodophile” who is always on the road. The wanderlust in her often pours out in brilliantly written features and travelogs. When she’s not writing for People Places, you’ll find her in the most obscure of travel destinations, exploring unknown vistas and clicking images in her mind for her next write-up.

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