Small history of Dindigul

 Dindigul is a city and region central command in Tamil Nadu condition of southern India was cut out of the composite Madurai District on 15.9.1985 and the principal District Collector was Thiru.M.Madhavan Nambiar, I.A.S Dindigul, which was under the govern of the well known Muslim Monarch, Tippusultan, has a wonderful past. The authentic Rock Fort of this locale was developed by the well known Naik King Muthukrishnappa Naicker

Dindigul locale is the eleventh biggest urban agglomeration in view of the 2011 enumeration in Tamil Nadu. The name Dindigul originates from a portmanteau of “Thindu” which means cushion and “kal” which means shake and alludes to the uncovered slope commanding the city’s both land and skyscape.

While it is to a great extent known as the “City of Locks, Briyani City, Textiles and Tannery”, this real estate parcel sandwiched between the Palani and Sirumalai Hills has 200,000 hectares of cultivable land and horticulture keeps on being the fundamental control of its occupants. There is a saved timberland range of 85 hectares rich in greenery. Especially, the Kurinji blossoms found on the moving green slopes of lower Palani go, which sprout once in 12 years, are notable

This area is bound by Erode, Coimbatore, Karur and Trichy areas on the North, by Sivaganga and Tiruchi District on the East, by Madurai region on the South and by Theni and Coimbatore Districts and Kerala State on the West. It is spread over on zone of 6266.64 Sq. Km. It includes 3 Revenue Divisions, 8 Taluks and 14 Panchayat Unions, According to 2001 Census, its populace is 19,23,014

For quite a while, Dindigul town has been related with Iron locks, Iron safe of good quality and sturdiness. A bolt fabricating unit under co-agent division is working here. Another industry for which Dindigul is noted is Leather Tanning.Dindigul city is likewise a vital discount advertise for Onion and Groundnut has the system of between region streets associating Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruchi, Karur, Madurai and Sivaganga District.


Handloom industry

This area is having a prospering handloom industry at Chinnalapatti, which is situated at 11 Kms far from Dindigul on the Madurai-Dindigul street. Workmanship –Silk saris and Sungudi saris delivered in Chinnalapatti are celebrated all through India. More than 1000 families are occupied with this Industry.




Instructively, Dindigul is a very much created and prominent city. It has numerous High and Higher Secondary Schools surprisingly. St.Marry’s Higher Secondary School, an all around trained Institution is one of the most established foundations in this city. This region has the credit of having two Universities, viz, Mother Theresa University for Women at Kodaikanal and Gandhigram Rural Deemed University at Gandhigram. Additionally various Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges, Polytechnics, ITIs are accessible all through the locale.


Traveler Spot


This region is special to have one of the “Six Celebrated Hill Abodes of “Ruler Muruga” at Palani Hills, where the renowned Dhandayuthapani Temple is arranged on the bumpy shake at a tallness of around 450 mts.


Hill Station

Kodaikanal, a well known Summer Resort, situated at a height of 2133 meters in the Western Ghats is the “Princess of Hill Stations”. A remarkable component of this Hillock is “Kurunji” blossoms sprouting once in 12 years . Next sprouting in the year 2018.



Dams Near Dindigul are Dharmathupatti Dam, Kamarajar Dam, Manjalar Dam, Marudhanadhi, Pannapatti, Parapalar Dam, Palar-Porandalar Dam, Varadamanadhi Dam, Alagapuri Dam, Peranai and Kuthiraiyar Dam

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