Abirami Amman Temple : This is located 1 km from the
Bus stand. During Navarathri, Goddess Abirami will be on
Kolu. There will be One Lakh Archana to the Goddess
Gnanambikai. During the Fridays of Tamil Adi month there
will be a Procession of Goddess Abirami on a flower Pallak.
Ph : 0451-2433229.
Dindigul Fort : From Dindigul Bus Stand Town bus
available upto Adivaram. The Huge Hill at Dindigul, if we
see it from one angle, looks like Pillow (‘Dhindu’) and
hence the City is known as Dindigul. On this at a height of
280 ft. in the year 1605 Madurai King ‘Muthu Krishna Naicker’
started the construction of this Fort. In 1623 to 1659
Mannar Thirumalai Naicker completed this. In 1755 Hyder Ali
was escorting Fakhr-Un-Nisha his wife and Five years old
Tipu to Dindigul. From 1784 to 1790 the Fort was under the
rule of ‘Tipu Sultan’. In 1784, the Tipu’s commandant Syed
Ibrahim, under whose care the Fort was, constructed many
rooms in the Fort, strengthened the walls and also got it
repaired. During the year 1790 in the Mysore war Tipu was
defeated and the Fort came into the hands of English.
Begambur Big Mosque :
2 km from Dindigul Bus Stand. During the rule of Hyder
Ali at Dindigul, he constructed three Mosques - One for
himself for Namaz, 2nd for his soldiers underneath Rock Fort
and 3rd in the south of Rock Fort for public and gave more
grants for the maintenance and upkeep of the same. In Hijri
1187 (1766AD) Ameer-un-Nisha Begum, the wife of Killedar Mir
Riza Ali khan and the younger sister of Hyder Ali Bahadur,
was dead and buried in the Begambur Mosque compound itself.
A Tomb was constructed on it. In memory of the Royal lady
this part of Dindigul is known as Begambur. Ph :
Bi-voltine Seed Farm at Sirumalaipudur :
This farm is
situated 28 Kilo meteres away from Dindigul at the height of
1800 Mtrs. M.S.L. The climatical conditions prevailing in
the hilly area is suitable for Bi-voltine race seed rearing.
Seed cocoons produced in this farm are being utilized for
production multi Bi-voltine Cross breed layings in the cross
breed grainage Dindigul. Nearly two lakhs nos. of Bi-voltine
race seed cocoons have been produced every year in this
Cross Breed Grainage:
This Grainage was established in 1981 for welfare of
Dindigul, Theni, Madurai and Virudhunagar District Seri
culturists. The role of the Grainage is to produce multi-Bivoltine
cross breed layings and distribution of the same to the Seri
culturists. This unit produces 2.00 lakhs of Disease free
layings every year.
Model mulberry plantation C.K.Pudur :
This unit cater the need of farmers in and around Palani,
by providing Technical guidance about Moriculture and silk
worm rearing. Every year this farm is producing cross breed
cocoons about 250 kgs.
Nadupatti - Anjaneyar Temple :
This is located in Nilakottai Taluk. 35 Kms from Dindigul.
This can be reached from Madurai also. This Temple is near
river side. Most of the time the statue will be in water.
Periya Nayagi Amman Temple :
Periya Nayagi Amman temple is one of the important
temples in Palani. It is one of the sub temples of
Dhandayuthapani Swamy devastanam. The temple architecture is
in unique Nayak style, with the Periya Nayagi Amman at the
centre and other deities in the same row. There are lot of
sculptures with excellent art work. The Main Mandapam is
constructed with lot of tall stone pillars carved with huge
idols of Lord Muruga in many forms. The main Raja gopuram is
not built, only the foundation is visible. Many of the small
gopurams found in this temple were built by Dhandayuthapani
Swamy devastanam at a later period. Ph : 04545-242253.
Sri Kottai Mariamman Koil :
4 km from the Bus stand. It is more than 200 years old.
The Mariamman idol is said to be installed by the army men
of Tippu Sultan at the foot of the mountain. The temple is
constructed in the shape of a square. There is a temple for
Vetri Vinayaka at the South & Lord Muruga at the North of
this temple. There is a Mandapam (Hall) in the centre of the
ground in which there is a sculpture of a Lion facing the
Sannidhi. The Sanctum is small & square shaped. There are
several sculpture on the sniper structure over the Sanctum
Sanctorum,depicting various incarnations of the goddess
Sri Kaalakatheeswarar Temple:
Even though the temple is very old, it came into lime
light during the period of Thirumalai. Naicker who renovated
several temples in and around Madurai. God Kaalakatheeswarar
and goddess Gnanambika are the presiding deities here. It
was a practice to bring the idols of Abhirama Devi &
Padmagiri Nagar from the mountain to this temple & Celebrate
the Festival of Brahmasaram in the month of Chitrai.
St. John’s Church :
Located near to the Bus Stand. This Church was
constructed by Thomas Fernando, duing the British ruling.
The important Ceremony of this temple will start on last
Friday of January and will continue for 15 days.
Construction of this church was started on 1866 and
completed by the year of 1872. This church is the head
church for all other churches in Dindigul.
St.Antony’s Shrine - Marambady :
St. Anthony’s shrine is the one of the shrines which is
very famous in India. St. Antony’s shrine is situated at
Marambady. Marambady is a big village, which has its patron
St.Anthony the Hermit. It is three hundred years old shrine.
Every year 16,17&18th of January the feast day of St.
Anthony the Hermit is celebrated grandly. About 2 lakhs
people pay a visit only on those three days. It is the
biggest shrine dedicated to St. Antony in India and abroad
as well. People from other countries also visit this shirne
and they experience miracles. The uniqueness of the famous
shirne is, people of other religions also come regularly.
Even people belonging to other denominations also visit the
shirne for intercession. Every one who belives in the
intercession of St. Anthony the Hermit they are marvelously
healed and blessed by the Holy Trinity.
Soundararaja Perumal Koil - Thadikombu :
This is the very important temple, 7 km from Dindigul to
Karur NH 7 road. The temple is very famous for Sorna Agarsha
Bairavar Boojai known as “Thei perai astami booja” in every
month. Also it is famous for “Chakarathalwar” and
“Hiagreewar” which is worshiped specially for studying
students. Dindigul is known for its cigars and hand made
locks and sirumalai plantains (mountain fruits). Till a
decade ago, one Anguvilas - for scented chewing tobacco and
one VaniVilas - for its coffee were famous landmarks in the
city. ph : 0451-2557232.
108 Vinayagars (Nanmai Tharum Vinayagar) :
This temple has 108 Vinayagar which is quite famous in
the city. This is the only temple where 108 Vinayagars will
give dharsan to baktas.
Reddiarchatram, Gobinaathaswamy Temple :
An ancient 300 years traditional
temple is situated on a hill from Dindigul-Palani NH 209 at a distance
of 3 kms from Reddiarchatram on south-west direction. At the
entrance foothill of the “Periyathiruvadi Garudalwar” and “Siriya Thiruvadi
Anjaneyar” give blessings to the devotees and pilgrim who were climbing
to the hill for darshan of Arulmigu Gobinathaswamy. On Aavani Tamil
month birth star “Rohini” of Lord Gobinaathaswamy, 3 days “Uriyadi” festival
conducted by temple adminstration. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off : Ph :
0451-2554324, Temple : 0451-2554241
ATHOOR TOURIST VILLAGE
Athoor is a village between Dindigul and
Bathalagundu about 11 km West of Sempatti. 25 km from south of
Dindigul, 66 km from North of Madurai. Athoor is a beautiful
village surrounded by coconut and mango trees. Rice cultivation
is the major occupation. The Kodaganar River runs through the
village, joining the Kaveri River.
Athoor has a beautiful
Catholic church. Sadayandi Temple is
situated in the hill caves. Every year
during the new moon of July/August there
is an interesting festival, which
attracts a good 50,000 pilgrims. Shri
Kasi Vishwanathar temple, located in
Athoor, is one of the oldest and most
famous temples in the vicinity. The
Lingam constructed in this temple is
similar to Kasi temple lingam. Those who
are unable to visit Kasi can get the
blessings of Lord Shiva from here. In
December Karthikai Festival is
celebrated in this temple.
Shri Vandi Kali Amman
temple of Athoor is notified as a
vary famous temple. Once in a year a
festival called ‘thirevela’ is
The area of Athoor
Kamarajar Sagar Dam, in the
Kamarajar Valley, on the spurs of the
Western Ghats, provides
accommodation in several. Lakeside
Guesthouse with its prime location
overlooking Kamarajar Lake offers
unrivalled views, a relaxed and friendly
environment and high quality cuisine.
Double Dutch Resort, c/o Holland
House with his garden at the boarder of
the lake gives a perfect possibility for
swimming, relaxing and walking
at the boarder of the lake. Cardamom
House and Wild Rock Country House are
situated a bit further on in the valley.
All premises have their typical own
atmosphere and provide elegantly