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Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu Temple of Thindal Murugan is one of the most popular travel places in Erode. According to legends, after Lord Murugan blessed the region, it saw an end to a long-drawn draught. Situated atop a hillock, 50 meters above the ground, one needs to climb 150 steps to reach the temple. This 750 year-old temple was the chief place of worship of the Kingdom of Mysore during yesteryears.


Another chief temple, again dedicated to Lord Murugan is a major tourist attraction in Erode. It is situated atop a hillock and one needs to climb flight of 1320 stairs to reach the temple. However, there’s a parallel motorable road running along which tourists and devotees often prefer. It is believed, the Chennimalai Murugan Temple dates back to 3000 years and was built by King Sivalaya Chola, of the Chola Dynasty.


If you are a nature lover, then the Vellode Bird Sanctuary is a must visit tour in Erode for you. Spread over an area of 77 hectares, the sanctuary lies slightly on the outskirts of the city. It is home to a lot of avifauna-including both resident and migratory ones. Bird watchers and nature lovers can have an awesome time here spotting pelicans, teals, darters and may more avifauna species.


A reserve forest, the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Erode. Located at the juncture of the Western and the Eastern Ghats, the forest reserve was declared a sanctuary in 2011. The topography supports a rich fauna. Travellers can spot Indian elephants, gaurs, wild boars, leopards, barking deer, hyenas and antelopes. Bird watchers can delight spotting bulbuls, blabbers, mynahs, treepies and even vultures.


A prominent religious site, Sri Peria Mariamman Temple is one of the most popular places of worship in Erode. Dedicated to Mariamman (a form of Durga), the Hindu Goddess of rain and diseases, the shrine was built 1200 years ago by the Kongu Cholas. The Goddess is believed to cure people of diseases like pox and measles. Interestingly, Sri Peria Mariamman Temple sees devotees from all kinds of faith-be it Hindus, Christians or any other religion.


One of the more popular places of worship in South India, the Sri Kongalamman Temple is located right at the heart of Erode main city. The main deity here is Goddess Kongalamman. Devotees flock from far-flung places, especially from in and around Tamil Nadu to offer prayers and seek blessings of this Goddess. Travellers who are on a pilgrimage to Erode, must include Sri Kongalamman Temple in their itinerary.


Constructed in the Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Brough Church was built in 1933 by an Australian missionary named Rev. Antony Watson Brough. Decades down the line, the church is considered as one of the most revered places of worship in Erode. Needless to say, it is flocked by several devotees as well as visitors round the year. A visit to Erode would be incomplete without a tour of the Brough Church.


If you are visiting Erode as a pilgrim, a tour of the Arudra Kabalishwarar Temple is a must. Dedicated to Lord Shiva a the temple is believed to be 1000 years-old. The main entrance of the temple or the Raja Gopuram looks stunning and is a classic example of Dravidian architecture. The sanctum sanctorum within the temple houses a lingam whose specialty is that it has 108 other lingams carved on it.


One of the very few religious shrines dedicated to Jainism, the Jain Temple at Erode happens to be very popular place of worship among devotees and travellers alike. Situated in the locality of Karungalpalayam, the temple’s classic Jain architecture is worth noting. While visiting Erode, if you are looking for a place to spend some time in solitude and meditate in the city, the Jain temple is probably the best place.


Set at the backdrop of a mountain and surrounded by natural vegetation, the Bannari Amman temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is one of the very few Amman temples in south India. While the temple is constructed in the typical Dravidian style of architecture, a dozen of pillars resembling a rectangular shape, adds on the uniqueness of its architecture. Tourists and pilgrims going on a trip to Erode, must include Bannari Amman temple in their itinerary.


Constructed on the Bhavani River, the Bhavanisagar Dam is one of the very few earthen dams in the entire country. Needless to say, the dam is one of the best places to visit in entire Erode. Built on the river Bhavani, the dam stands astride between Mettupalayam and Sathayamangalam. Running at a length of eight kilometres and standing at 32 metres height, the water gushing out makes for a spectacular sight.


One of the most popular attractions of Erode, the Government Museum is an absolute delight for culture buffs and history lovers. Founded in 1987, it is a rich repository of several objects related to art, culture and anthropology. Some of the collections include Thanjore paintings, inscriptions belonging to the Kongu Chola dynasty, handicrafts from Bargur and others. Besides this, the museum is known for housing botanical and zoological specimens as well as palm-leaf manuscripts.


Tiruchengode is 35 km from Namakkal. It is one of the seven Sivasthalams in Kongunadu. The Arthanareeswarar Temple is located on a hill. The presiding deity is depicted as half-male and half-female, vertically to represent Shiva and Parvati worshipped as one form. It is considered one of the oldest temples in this region. Tiruchegode is the olden Poondurainadu in Kongunadu. Tiruchengode olden name is Thirukodimadachengondurur.


 The Kollimalai Hills are known for medicinal herbs and plants that grow in abundance on the hill slopes. The Arapaleswarar Temple, the Horticulture Farm, the Herbal Farm, Agaya Gangaiwaterfalls, Boat house, Peryaswamy Temple, Ettukai Amman Temple, Pineapple farms, View Point and the Telescope House are the places to visit for the interested tourist. Attukalkilangu soup and raw was selling in this hills .This is very taste and good Medician for knee pain. The Valvil Ori festival is organised here every year during the month of August.


Jedarpalayam Dam is located in Kabilarmalai Panchayat Union of Namakkal District. It is located about 36 kms from Namakkal. The dam is constructed across the River Cauvery where tourists flock in large numbers during festival season and on weekends. This Dam is having a water storage area for boating. Six fibre boats are available for boating. The children’s parks with play materials and sports items are also available. Separate dressing rooms for men and women and toilet facilities are also available.


Namakkal Anjaneyar temple is located in Namakkal, a town in Namakkal district. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman. It is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. The legend of the temple is associated with Narasimha, an avatar of Hindu god Vishnu appearing for Hanuman and Lakshmi. The image of Anjaneyar is 18 ft (5.5 m) tall, making it one of the tallest images of Hanuman in India. The Agamam is followed by “Sri Vaikhanasam”.The temple has a pillared hall leading to the sanctum. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


Sivanmalai Temple is a unique Temple in Kangeyam. This temple is 24 Km away from Tiruppur district. The speciality in this temple is, devotees come to this temple to pray. After reaching their home, In sleep, they’ll have a dream that something needs to be blessed by the Sivanmalai temple. So, that everyone started to bring their belongings to present that in front of God. Likewise, many devotees displayed their belongings including, guns, Gold, Money, Sand, Water, Salt and much more. They also claimed that they got the expected result after the blessings.


This is situated at a distance of 36 KMs from Erode on the way to Karur. This place is on the south bank of the river Cauvery. This place is very fertile and famous for agricultural production. There is famous temple where the shrines of the three Lords viz. Bramah, Vishnu and Shiva. It is very rare to find a temple like this where all the three shrines together. Here Shiva is called as Magudeshwarar and Vishnu as Veera Narayana Perumal.


Set at the backdrop of a mountain and surrounded by natural vegetation, the Bannari Amman temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is one of the very few Amman temples in south India. While the temple is constructed in the typical Dravidian style of architecture, a dozen of pillars resembling a rectangular shape, adds on the uniqueness of its architecture. Tourists and pilgrims going on a trip to Erode, must include Bannari Amman temple in their itinerary.


This place is situated 15kms from Sathyamangalam towards Gobichettipalayam. From the main road take a deviation and the place is situated 2 Km from the main road. Take a dip in the Bhavani river to escape from the sun. It’s a check dam and Tamilnadu tourism dept has made some arrangements like grills and pathways for taking bath in the river/falls. Place is usually crowded during weekends and holidays. Don’t forget to have Fish meals and fried fish on the banks.


Pachai means ‘green’ and Malai means ‘Hill’, as the name suggests. It is located in northeastern Tamilnadu uplands and is an extension of the Eastern Ghats. The Pachamalai Hills have rivers known as Sweata Nadi and Kallar flowing through the Pachaimalai Hills are a mountain range in Tamil Nadu, India. The Pachamalai Hills, located 80 kilometers north of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Naduare a lush mountain range.