Around Dharapuram, there is lot of Tourist spot available to visit like Coimbatore, Ooty,
Valpaari, Munar, Kodaikanal, Arcot and more. Here is the some nice spots.
Tourist Attraction - Coimbatore
The third largest city of the state, Coimbatore, the headquarters
of a district of the same name, is one of the most industrialised cities in
Tamil Nadu. Known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the
South, the city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. Coimbatore existed
even prior to the 2nd century AD as a small tribal village capital called
Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd century AD
by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its other great rulers were
the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. When
Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was
changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that it is known today, except in
Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.
Located in the shadow of the Western ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a
very pleasant climate the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows in
through the 25 kms long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has
contributed to Coimbatore's flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact
that the successful growth of cotton that served as a foundation for the
establishment of its famous textile industry. The first textile mills came up as
far back as 1888 but there are now over a hundred mills. The result has been a
strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in
Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to neighbouring
Kerala and the ever popular hill station of Udagamandalam(Ooty). It is the
disembarking point for those who want to take the Mountain train that runs from
Mettupalayam, just 35 kms from Coimbatore. There are also regular bus services
from Coimbatore to Ooty.
PLACES TO VISIT
This Temple is 7 kms from Coimbatore Railway Station and was
constructed by Karikal Cholan over 1500 years ago. There are shrines to the
presiding deity Patteeswarar and his consort Pachainayaki and some elegantly
carved sculptures in the Kanagasabai hall. Devotees flock to this temple in
hundreds during the Panguni Uthiram festival which is celebrated
in March every year.
Dedicated to Lord Subramanya, this hilltop temple is one of the
most visited temples in the region, the reason being that the residing deity
Dandayuthapani is believed to have performed several miracles here. Thai
Poosam and Tirukarthigai festivals are celebrated with
great pomp and gaiety at this temple. Marudhamalai is 12 kms from the Railway
Agricultural University |
One of the best institutions of its kind in South Asia, the
Agricultural University was originally established as an Agriculture Farm in
Saidapet, Chennai. The location was moved to Coimbatore in 1907 and the name was
changed to Agricultural College which later, came to be known as the
Agricultural University. It is 5 kms away from the Railway Station.
V O C Park
Named after the freedom fighter V.O.Chidambaram, this park is
maintained by the Corporation. There is a mini-zoo and joy train in the park.
Forest College |
One of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country, the Forest College is situated
3.5 kms. north of the Railway Station. The College Museum is worth a visit. It trains Forest rangers.
G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition
The late Thiru G.D. Naidu was a born technocrat. He was a legend
in his own lifetime. He had made invaluable contributions to automobile,
electronics, mechanical and agricultural sectors. He had also established an
The Sangameshwarar temple at Bhavani is situated at the confluence
of the rivers Bhavani and the Cauvery. This place is called as "Tiruveni of
South India". It is an important pilgrim centre. Lord Sangameshwarer with His
consort Vedanayaki is the presiding deity. It is said that during the East India
Company regime the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William
Garrow, who had his headquarters at Bhavani, worshipped the Goddess Vedanayaki.
One night the Goddess directed him in his dream to vacate his bungalow
immediately. The moment he vacated, the entire bungalow collapsed. In reverence
of this miracle, he presented to the temple an ivory cradle which is still in
the temple with his signature.
Vaideki Water Falls|
It is located 30 kms. from Coimbatore via. Narasipuram village. It
is a fine picnic spot for trekkers. A perrennial water falls is a major
A water theme park named "Black Thunder" is located about 8 kms.
from Mettupalayam - Ooty Ghat Road at the foot hills of Nilgiris. It is a fine
amusement park and said to be the Asia's number one theme park. Numerous
tourists are visiting this place and the entrance fee is Rs. 150/-.
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
This Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the
Western Ghats near Pollachi (about 90 kms. from Coimbatore). The area of the
sanctuary is 958 sq. kms. It has various kinds of fauna like elephant, gaur,
tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine, flying
squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo,
re-whiskered bulbul, black headed oriole, tree pie, spotted dove, green pigeon,
etc. The Amaravathy reservoir in the Anamalais has a large number of crocodiles.
There are also many places of scenic beauty such as Karainshola, Anaikunthi
shola, grass hills, water falls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and
It is a picturesque locale in the Anamalai Hills. It is about 37
kms. from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal picnic spot.
Thirumoorthy Temple (20 kms.) |
It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjoining the
Thirumoorthy Dam. This is about 20 kms. from Udumalpet on the Highway from
Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri
Amalingeswarar temple and nearby there is a waterfalls. The Crocodile Farm at
Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms. from here. This place is being developed as a
District Excursion Centre. Regular buses are available from
The Siruvani Waterfalls Dam|
This waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37 kms.
west of the city. The water of Siruvani is known for its minerals and taste. The
panoramic view of the dam and the falls are of enchanting beauty.
Parambikulam-Aliyar Multipurpose Project
This project consists of a series of dams interconnected by
tunnels and canals for harnessing waters of the Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar,
Sholiyar, Thunakadavu, Thekkadi and Palar rivers, lying at various elevations,
for irrigation and power generation. The scheme is an outstanding example of
engineering skill. It is located in the Anamalai range.
It is 102 kms from Coimbatore in western ghats in Anamalai range.
It has many tea plantations and is a picnic spot.
Udhagamandalam, Coonoor and Kotagiri are situated in the Nilgiris
in Western ghats. They are 98 kms., 70 kms. from Coimbatore respectively. They
are the most popular and oldest hill stations in the South. They are located at
an elevation of 2,286 mts., 1,859 mts. and 1,984, mts. respectively. While
Ooty's pride are the lake, the Botanical gardens and Dodabetta, the highest peak
in the Nilgiris, Coonoor boasts of Sims park, law's falls, Dolphin's nose and
Lamb's rock. Kotagiri has view points and sholas. Reaching Ooty from
Mettupalayam by the Swiss Rack Rail Type mountain train is an unforgettable
An important textile centre in Coimbatore district, it is also
famous for hosiery products. Thiruppur is also closely associated with '
Thiruppur Kumaran ' one of the valiant freedom fighters. It is 50 kms. from
The temple of Lord Muruga is located on the Palani Hills. The
presiding deity is Dandayuthapani. The idol is made of medicinal herbs, it is
one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga and one of the major Pilgrim centres is
South India next only to Thirupathi. An electrically operated winch takes the
pilgrims to the top. It is 105 kms. from Coimbatore.
Located in the Periyar district, it is about 83 kms. from
Coimbatore and 10kms. from Bhavanisagar. The Mariamman temple here is very
famous and attracts thousands of Pilgrims.
It is 40 kms. from Erode and 105 kms. from Coimbatore. A special
feature of this place is that shrines for Siva, Vishnu and Brahma are located in
one temple complex. Siva is known as Muchukundeswarar, Vishnu as Veera Narayana
Perumal. The temple is one of the important temples in Periyar
It is 65 kms. from Coimbatore and 27 kms. from Pollachi on
Coimbatore-Pollachi-Valparai Highways. Entry fee Rs. 2 /- per head.