Dharmapuri Tourism

Dharmapuri Tourism

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Dharmapuri Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 1535 m
  • District: Dharmapuri
Dharmapuri, the administrative headquarters of Dharmapuri district, is situated in the north western part of Tamil Nadu and is close to Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram districts to its east, Salem district to its South, Krishnagiri district to its north and Kaveri River flowing on the western side.

Dating back to history, Dharmapuri was ruled by many dynasties like the Rashtrakutas, Cholas and the Pandyas. And it was an important town even during those times.

The best time to visit Dharmapuri would be during the winter. That is from November through February. Mango is the main horticultural crop here and it also well-known as the place with the best quality marble stone reserves in the world. Dharmapuri is well-connected to neighbouring cities and states by road as well as by rail.

The major tourist attractions in Dharmapuri include the Shri Theerthagirishwarar temple, which according to history is one of the most respected temples of the Chola and the Vijayanagara dynasties. The celebrations held here during Mahashivarathiri, is very well-known. Hanumanthathirtham located about 10 km away, at Uthangarai, located on the banks of the river Pennaiyar is a place believed to have strong associations dating back to the Ramayana era.

Another important tourist attraction of Dharmapuri is the famous Hogenakkal Falls which is at the border of the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and this where the Kaveri River enters Tamil Nadu. The name 'Hogenakkal' is taken from Kannada which literally means ‘Smoky Rocks.’ The Krishnagiri dam is located between Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri also enjoys the repute of being one of the most scenic spots of Dharmapuri.

Adhiyamankottam which is about 7 km from Dharmapuri houses the ruins of a roughly oval shaped fort. The Chenraya Perumal temple is a protected monument situated there. Kottai Kovil is a temple built for Lord Shiva located a little away from Dharmapuri. The main speciality of this temple is the 'Hanging pillar'. There is a fable that there used to be a secret passage that connected this temple to Adhiyamankottai.

Dharmapuri is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Yercaud and Krishnagiri.

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Dharmapuri Traveller Reviews

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R k pathak Pathak

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  • R k pathak Pathak
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"A nice place to enjoy"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2015
I made a flying visit to Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu from where I went to Hogenakkal. A nice place for picnic and enjoyment. Round shaped boats was an added attraction. Place is worth enjoying. All the four members in the group were of same age and friends therefore the place is enjoyed by all of us.
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Bala Krishnan

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  • Bala Krishnan
  • Lives in Salem
  • 2 Reviews
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 23, 2013
This place of hogenakkal was located near by dharmapuri, this falls is very beautiful to in cauvery river in the Enterance of tamilnadu State over the karnataka state this river cross to 700 kms approximately in between four states

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: favourite restaurents akshya restaurent, taj restaurant, and many more lodges hotel adhiyamaan palace, dnc loging house, dng lodging house, arun ac lodge, near by tourist attractions vatthal malai(hill station), kootai sendraya perumal temple, v.muthampatti Anjaneyar temple, dharmapuri lake boat house and much more

Activities & things to do: this falls locate to cauvery river, this place famous for falls its called amazon of tamilnadu, and fry fish is very famous and, oil massage, and crocatile park

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bus facilities are available for important towns to Hogenakkal Dharmapuri, Chennai, puduchery, Salem, Erode, Thirupathur, Vellore, Bangalore, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Harur, Palacode, mecheri, Mettur, Ramnagar

Dharmapuri to Hogenakkal 45 KMS near by airport Bangalore 150 Kms and Chennai 350 Kms
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H nagendra Rao

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  • H nagendra Rao
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2012
Hogenakal is a picnic spot where we can enjoy with family and friends.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Madeshawara hotel.

Activities & things to do: Oil bath,fishing and swimming.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By road be very careful while your in water.
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