Erode is also touted to be one of the best destinations for all nature lovers out there. Surrounding it are many hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries and a number of scenic spots. An important Municipal town of Tamil Nadu, Erode is located at a distance of 100 kms east of Coimbatore. Erode is called the Textile City, Turmeric City or Loom City of India, as it is the foremost centre of turmeric trade. Furthermore, this town is a chief marketing core of handloom, power looms and readymade garments.
PLACES TO SEE
Thindal Murugan Temple
Thindal Murugan Temple is located at a distance of 6 km from the centre of the town and is one of the major worship places in the region. The worship centre is dedicated Lord Muruga, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Before 1200 years ‘Kongu Cholas’ formed this temple. The area of the temple is 3500 sq.ft. Periamariamman Temple is located at the Erode Town. According to myth Mariamman is the ‘Queen goddess’ having ‘Her’ own dynasty where ‘she’ is situated further having the power to eliminate the disease due to extreme heat like small pox, chicken pox, high temperature.
Saint Mary’s Church
St. Mary’s Church is one of the ancient testaments of the city. Construction of the church began in the year 1867. The 100 ft high church construction features a holy bell. One of the contrasting features of the Catholic worship centre is the Jesus statue.
HOW TO REACH
By Air: The nearest airport to Erode is at Coimbatore, about 85 km away from the city of Erode.
By Rail: Erode is well-connected with number of cities.
By Road: Erode is well-connected to a number of neighboring cities by an efficient network of roads.
The best time to visit the region would definitely be between the months of October to March when the weather remains pleasantly cool.