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.
PLACES TO SEE
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.
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.
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
HOW TO REACH
Dindigul Junction Railway Station has trains to destinations in Tamilnadu and other parts of India.
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.
Tiruchirapally Civil Airport (59.3 km), Coimbatore Peelamedu Airport (77.5), Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
The best time to visit Dindigul is May and October