Welcome to Dharapuram,
and it is one of the fastest growing cities in Tamilnadu.
Situtated at the foot hills of Nilgriris and close to Coimbatore,Erode and
Tirupur, it is known as pleasant climate, peaceful atmosphere.
under the regimes of Cara kings in 850 A.D. Thereafter (in 1000 A.D. - 1275
A.D.) this place came under the rule of Cholas with Dharapuram as their
Headquarters. Subsequently it came under the control of Padiars (from 1276
A.D.). Only during this period, a ruler by name Veerapandian caused the digging
of Kalingarayan Channel. Then the Muslims (Modeen Sulthans) took over the rule
after which Nayaks of Madurai ruled. Then Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan had their
sway. In 1799 when Tippu fell to the British, the East Indian Company took over
Kongunad, the capital
of a cluster of villages, was captured by Karikala Cholan, the legendary Chola
King, before it passed through the hands of several Hindu dynasties and
kingdoms. It includes the Rastrskutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar, Madurai
and Mysore kings, before finally passing into the hands of the British who gave
its present name - Dharapuram.