Toruist Places near in Dindigul
Dindigul is a city located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Dindigul derives its name from the words ‘Thindu’ which means pillow and ‘kal’ which means rock. It refers to the bare hills which overlook the city. The city is located between the Palani Hills and the Sirumalai Hills and is a bed of fertile land apt for agriculture.
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Tourism Near Dindigul:
There are 53 tourist places in Dindigul, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Dindigul can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Dindigul for 2 days to 3 days.
There are many Star hotels and budget Hotels available in Dindigul. The Hotel Parsons Court is One of the Best Budget Hotel in Dindigul. The Hotel contains at more facilities like than Other Hotels.
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Dindigul Fort :
The Dindigul Fort or Dindigul Malai Kottai is a 17th-century hill fort, built by Madurai Nayak situated in the town of Dindigul in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The fort was built by the Madurai Nayak king Muthu Krishnappa Nayak in 1605. In the 18th century the fort passed on to Kingdom of Mysore (Mysore Wodeyars). During the reign of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan the fort was of strategic importance. In 1799 it went to the control of the British East India Company during the Polygar Wars. There is an abandoned temple on its peak apart from few cannons sealed with balls inside. In modern times, the fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and is open to tourists.
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Sirumalai – Hill Resort
This is an economical Hill resort and a picnic spot for weary travellers. This is on the way to Natham 25 kms from Dindigul city. This place is accessible from Madurai also. Though the uphill journey is for a brief time, the 18 hair pin bends provide the real thrilling experience, characteristic of a trip to a hill station. The entire locale is green and lush and the climate is cool / warm. Sirumalai provides an opportunity to go on trekking and hiking. Beautiful scenic view of saathiyar river basin and Dindigul town delight the visitors. Vellimalai Temple, which is recently renovated, is the famous destination for devotee’s city.
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Gandhigram Rural Univeristy
Gandhigram Rural Univeristy was founded by Gandhians Dr.T.S.Soundaram and Dr.G.Ramachandran. They followed the Mahatma Gandhi’s revolutionary concept of ‘Nai Talim’ system of education. Gandhigram Rural Institute has developed academic programmes in Rural Development, Rural Economics and Extension Education, Rural Oriented Sciences, Cooperation, Development Administration, Rural Sociology, English and Communicative Studies, and, Tamil and Indian Languages.
The Gandhigram Rural Institute has a campus of nearly 200 acres in a rural setting, nestling in one of the enclaves of the beautiful Sirumalai range. To its West are chains of mountains including the beautiful Kodaikanal Hill Station. Lying North of Madurai, Gandhigram is easily accessible by rail and road. The climate of the place is pleasant all through the year and the panorama of nature surrounding Gandhigram is pleasing to the eye and inspiring to the soul. The nearest railway station is 2 km away in Ambathurai, the nearest railway junction is 11 km away from Dindigul accessible by both broad guage and meter guage, and, the nearest major town is Dindigul. The nearest airport is Madurai which is approximately 65 km by road. Gandhigram is located south of Dindigul by about 11 km and north of Madurai city approximately by 55 km.
Thadikombu – Perumal Temple
This is 5 Km. from Dindigul on the way to Karur. The main deity is Lord Alagar and the main festival is during the Tamil month of Chitrai.(April-May)
The Kamarajar Lake is situated in the western part of Athoor Village located in the Kamarajar Valley in Western Ghats. There are places to stay near the lake. They are ‘Candle House Resort’ a family home stay, ‘Double Dutch Resort’ and ‘Cardamom House’ located in the border of Athoor Kamarajar Lake. Athur is a village 3 km west of Sempatti in between Dindigul and Batlagundu. Sembatti is 12 km south-west of Dindigul and 48 km north of Madurai. The Kodaganar River, a tributary of river Kaveri runs through the village. There is a cave temple here for Lord Sadayandi, another ancient Kasi Viswanatha temple and a 50 year old beautiful catholic church.
Famous in Dindigul
- Locks: Dindigul is known for good quality and durable Iron-lock steel safes. Dindigul locks are sold to local, national, and international markets.
- Sarees: Silk Sarees and Sungudi Sarees can be bought here
- Brass Vessels and Jewellery can be bought in Nilakottai
- Cardamom and Coffee are famous in Pattiveeranpatti near Batlagundu
Famous Foods in Dindigul
Dindigul is famous for its Briyani which is quite distinct from those in other parts of the country. The recipe is believed to have been passed on by an Iranian national. However, since then the recipe has become more localised.
- Venu’s Briyani – is the most popular restaurant that serves this unique dish
- Thalappakatti – is equally famous and has a longer history
- Koli Nadar – is a non-veg restaurant that offers a wide variety
Lodging and Hotels in Dindigul:
- Parsons Court, 85, Mengles Road, Dindigul 624003,
- Kurunji Hotel, 4 Spencer Compound, Near Bus Stand, Dindigul 624001,
- Rockfort Palace, 132A, Madurai Road, Begampur, Dindigul 624002
- Venkateswar Lodge, Scheme Road, New Bus stand, Y M R Patty, Dindigul 624001
- Gomath Lodge, 56, Pensioner Street, Dindigul 624001
- Pandiyarajan K S Prop Pandiyan Lodge, 11, Koil Street, Dindigul 624001
- Ziauddin Ahmed K A The Lodge liberty, 13, New Agraharam, Dindigul 624001
- Sree Baalaaji Bhavan, 41 Spencer Compound (near bus stand) (Near Bus Stand),
It is advisable to visit the village temples in the morning (before 11:00 am) as the temples usually will be closed later, The roads in and around the villages may be narrow and drivers are required to be careful here.