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Dindigul is a township in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The Huge Hill at Dindigul, if we see it from one angle, looks like Pillow and for this reason the City is known as Dindigul. Dindigul generally referred as the "City of Locks and Tanneries" industries Dindigul shares its boundary with a number of adjoining states and districts. Karu and Erode districts surround Dindigul on the northern side and Tiruchirappalli district on the eastern side. On the southeast side, the town is bound by Madurai District and the western side is bordered by state of Tiruppur and Kerala District.It was initially within the limits of Madurai but in the year 1985 it was conferred as a separate district in the year 1985.The city is well-known for manufacturing of locks and has a lot of textile.


Dindigul Fort

Dindigul Fort gets its name from the look the fort gives like a 'Dhindu'. Madurai Nayak King 'Muthu Krishna Naicker' started the construction of this Fort in 1605 and the Mannar Thirumalai Naicker finished the construction in the years of 1623 to 1659. It is situated on the top of a rock which is about 280 ft high. It is built in such a strategic location that it talks a lot about the history of the Dindigul city. The fort stands one kilometer from the city's centre.

Begambur Big Mosque

Begambur Big Mosque is located at 2 km from Dindigul Bus Stand. During the rule of Hyder Ali at Dindigul, he constructed three Mosques - One for himself for Namaz, second for his soldiers underneath Rock Fort and third 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 were 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.

Thadikombu - Perumal Temple
This temple is located at 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.

Anjaneyar Temple
This is located in Nilakottai Taluk. 35 Kms from Dindigul. This Temple is near river side. Most of the time the statue will be in water.

St.Joseph Church

This Church was constructed from 1866 to 1872 by British. This is the Head Church of all other Roman Catholic Churches in Dindigul District.

Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil

Abirami Amman Temple


By Rail

Dindigul Junction Railway Station has trains to destinations in Tamilnadu and other parts of India.

By Road:

Dindigul has a network of inter-district roads connecting Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruchi, Karur, Madurai and Sivaganga District. Dindigul is 395 km away from Chennai and is well connected by Road. The Kamarajar Central Bus Stand has Bus services to various parts of Tamilnadu.

By Air:

Nearest Airports:
Tiruchirapally Civil Airport (59.3 km), Coimbatore Peelamedu Airport (77.5), Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

The best time to visit Dindigul is May and October

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Humidity: 46%
Wind : 4.85 mt/sec towards SE

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39.1 °C |26.4 °C

Best Time To Visit : MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT
Near By major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram  269 KM near     
Bangalore  322 KM near     
Chennai  438 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Madurai Airport   67 KM near     
Civil Airport   101 KM near     
Peelamedu Airport   141 KM near     
Salem Airport   161 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Madurai  59 KM near     
Tiruchirappalli  103 KM near     
Tiruppur  122 KM near     
Coimbatore  149 KM near     
Near By Districts
Dindigul   1 KM near     
Madurai   57 KM near     
Karur   74 KM near     
Theni   76 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Dindigul Junction Rail Way Station   2.3 KM near     
Chettiyapatti Rail Way Station   6.9 KM near     
Vellodu Rail Way Station   7.7 KM near     
Kodaikanal Road Rail Way Station   25 KM near     

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