Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu Tourist Places

 Tourism in Dharmapuri district provides a suitable opportunity for a tour of the district in the state of Tamil Nadu. There are several places of attraction in this district including Hogenakal, Theerthamalai, Adhiyamankottam, etc. A number of historical monuments are also present in the Dharmapuri district which is worth a visit. Subramanya Siva Memorial at Papparapatti is a monument erected in memory of the great patriot Subramanya Siva in his samadhi near Papparapatti, Pennagaram Taluk

Places to See:

Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakal is situated at the borders of Karnataka at 46 kms from Dharmapuri. In Hogenakal the  river Cauvery enters into Tamil Nadu as a big river with gushing water    presentably as a natural falls.  The name Hogenakal is derived from Kannada means 'Smoky Rocks'.  The river when falls on the rock below, the gushing force of water resembles like smoke  emanating from the rocks.  At Hogenakal the water spreads for miles around and on these waters cruising on country made dinghies (PARISAL) is possible.  Parisal ride will give an enthralling experience. Surrounding by hills at various heights Hogenakal offers the visitors a different ambience and refreshing relaxations. One could also take bath in the falls.  Oil massaging by local people is a different experience.  As the river flows throughout the year Hogenakal can be visited all days through the year.  There are enough transport facility available from Dharmapuri & Krishnagiriing water. The name 'Hogenakal' is derived from Kannada means Smoky Rocks.

Theerthamalai temple

Theerthamalai  is an  important scacred place in Harur taluk of Dharmapuri District.  Shri Theerthagirishwarar Temple is located at the top of a hillock. Chola   and   Vijayanagara  Kings donated liberally to this temple. A lot of devotees throng the temple during the Mahashivarathiri. The Department of Tourism has a Guest Houses for the benefit of the devotees. Theerthamalai is declared as an important tourist spot in Dharmapuri District.

Sir Thomas Munro Pillar, Dharmapuri

This pillar was erected by the British India's Government of Madras to mark the association of Dharmapuri with SIR THOMAS MUNRO who lived here from April 1792 to March 1799 as Assistant to the Superintendent of Revenue in the BARAMAHAL. His house and his favourite garden where few yards away from this place.


This place is situated on the bank of Pennaiyar at a distance of 10 km from Uthangarai and traditionally associated with Tirtamalai. It is believed that Hanuman was instructed by Lord Rama to bring water, but after waiting for a long time, Rama created a waterfalls , Hanuman was said to have thrown down the vessel in which he brought the holy water and this spilled water is believed to be the "Hanumantatirtham".


The capital of Adhiyamans, ancient rulers of Thahadoor, was Adhiyamankottam which is situated on the Salem-Dharmapuri road, 7 km from Dharmapuri. The ruins of the roughly oval shaped fort is still there. The Chenraya Perumal temple there is a protected monument and is thought to have been constructed both by the King Krishna Devaraya and the Hoysala kings.

Kottai Kovil

This is one of the temples built for Lord Shiva. It is located on the northern side of Dharmapuri. It has been renovated and is maintained by the government and people of Dharmapuri. There a rare sculptures and paintings contained in it.

Subramanya Siva Memorial

Subramanya Siva was born on 19 September 1884 in Vathalagundu, Madhurai. He was a revolutionary independence fighter who worked closely with other freedom fighters, such as V.O Chidambaram Pillai and Subramanya Bharathi, and inspired many young men to join the freedom movement. He was the first political prisoner of the Madras presidency and described his jail experiences in a book, Jail Life. He also published Gnana Bhanu, a collection of poems.

C.S.I Zion Church

C.S.I Zion Church is one of the C.S.I churches located in Dharmapuri district. It is the head of all the other C.S.I churches in Dharmapuri district.

Sacred Heart cathedral

The Sacred Heart cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dharmapuri.

Mount Carmel church

Mount Carmel church is situated in B. Pallipatty, which is known for its Grotto festival. This is a three day feast celebrated on the second Friday after Easter and is attended by more than 100,000 people seeking to receive the blessing of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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