Erode Tourism

Erode Tourism

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Erode Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 600 m
  • District: Salem
Erode is one of the towns of Tamil Nadu, which is flanked by the Cauvery River. The town is located in the northern region of Tamil Nadu, as a headquarters of Erode District, which is spread over an area of 8,162 square kilometres.

The word Erode originated from Tamil ‘Eru Odai’, meaning two streams. Two water courses namely, Perumpallam in Surampatti and Kalingarayan Canal in Brahmana Periya Agraharam and Kasipalayam exist in the neighbouring villages. However, there are no streams in the original township.

The destination was part of the ancient Kongu country known as Kongu Nadu, dating back to the Sangam period. The area was occupied by tribes, most popular among them being the Kosars. Their headquarters was at Kosamputhur which is believed to have become Coimbatore. 

The Rashtrakutas overpowered these tribes but the region fell into the hands of the Cholas. With their decline, the Chalukyas took over Kongunadu and were later overpowered by the Pandyas of Madurai and Hoysalas. However, the town also witnessed the invasions of the Marathas, Mysore and British.

The township possesses vast reserves of quartz, feldspar, black granite, colour granite, rough stone and sand. Besides, due to distinct soil properties, rice and crops like millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut and cotton are cultivated in the adjacent areas. Owing to this, the town has become a beehive of commercial activities.

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.

The town of Erode is connected with all the chief cities of southern India and can be easily approached by air, rail or road. The closest airbase to Erode is Coimbatore, 85 kilometres from the main city of Erode. Besides, the town connects with an extensive network of Indian Railways to all the regions of the country.

The climatic conditions of the region remain hot throughout the year, with the summer season spanning from February to July. During this season, the temperature ranges between 30° Celsius and 40° Celsius. The ideal time for visiting Erode is during October to March, when the weather remains cool with light spells of rainfall.

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Erode Traveller Reviews

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Kaleel ahamed

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  • Kaleel ahamed
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  24 readers

"Pleasant stay"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very nice stay. Am really enjoyed this stay. It's My business visit. Hotel are very good, cleanliness, amenities, there presentation everything has given very good impression. Breakfast is good. Breakfast time give At least up to 10:30. Thanks to make My Trip and j Marriott.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 145 Reviews
  •  474727 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2016
I had been to Erode by train in November 2015. Erode is an important stop in the tourist circuit of Tamil Nadu. Erode is very much accessible through road, rail and air. The nearest airport to Erode is a two-hour drive from Coimbatore. There are many buses and trains to Erode from all major cities of South India. The must-visit attractions in and around Erode include the Vellode Bird sanctuary and the government museum. The vellode village is located around 12 kilometers from Erode and the Vellode bird sanctuary spans a total area of 77. 1 hectares and is home to many migratory birds and fish and other aquatic animals. The government museum in Erode contains inscriptions of the cholas and was opened for the general public in 1987. Tanjore paintings can also be spotted in this architectural wonder.
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Laxmi Narasimhan

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  • Laxmi Narasimhan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  201 readers

"Calm industries and growing city"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
This was the business trip to Erode and Perundurai has got good industry set up with SEZ. It is fast developing with companies like Saint Gobain, KPR, Bannari Amman spinning mills and CRI pumps etc. Has put up there manufacturing facilities, just 18kms away from city and hardly takes 30 minutes to reach by cab. It was very interesting and lot of business opportunities observed with more number of industries in other areas too near sesha sayee paper LTD.
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Diwahar Kc

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  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1832 readers

"Hot city with cool side"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 21, 2015
Famous shooting spot gobi is located in this district. However being a hot city, places like Bhavanisagar, gobichettipalayam are fruitful to eyes. Famous Parasathi temple, Chennimalai temple, Bannari temple are located here. You can witness various places like famous ancient Jain temple in vijayapuri and adventurous spot in Sathyamangalam forest where elephants and cheetah usually found roaming.
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Deepika Bhat

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  • Deepika Bhat
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  45 helpful votes
  •  4971 readers

"Such a wonderful place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2014
I was not on a holiday. I went to Erode for some work and had to stay for a week. The overall stay was pleasant. It is not a holiday destination as there are very less places to visit and the weather is too hot and highly humid. The food in this place is south Indian cuisine and very few restaurants provide north Indian/ Chinese cuisine.
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Diwahar Kc

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  • Diwahar Kc
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 22 Reviews
  •  93 helpful votes
  •  16735 readers

"Turmeric city"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jun 28, 2014
Good place with famous dams like Mettur and Kodiveri. There are lots of temples like Paariyur, Bannari Amman temple, etc. Bannari is a very famous temple. During tourist seasons, lakhs of people pay their tribute here. All types of accommodations and restaurants are found here.
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  • 3 votes

Karthi Keyan

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  • Karthi Keyan
  • Lives in Salem
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2103 readers


  • Posted May 27, 2013
sangameshwara temple in bhavani , kodiveri falls in gobichettypalayam ,mettur dam , lovable cauvery river sites, thindal murugan temple,chennimalai murugan temple,thambi kalai ayyan kovil temple ,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Palliyapalayam chicken ,Tantoori non , Fish are very tastey

Activities & things to do: Good places for entertainment and bad place for summer season because for over head temperature is tooo high

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: nil
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Sam Jeevanandam

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  • Sam Jeevanandam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2700 readers

"Good Place"

  • Posted Mar 20, 2013
Good location, easy understandable communication, kind & helpful Peoples.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nice homely foods in almost all the restaurants, affordable, good in quality & quantity in almost all the restaurants.

Activities & things to do: No idea, since not experienced.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: I think its better to reach by road transport, be aware of the misleading, kindly confirm the doubts u have for at-least to min of 2 or 3 persons.
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Sundararajan Nil

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  • Sundararajan Nil
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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  5834 readers


  • Posted Mar 12, 2013
I visited for my official work. Erode is a nice place for purchase of blankets etc.,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The hotel food was good. No time for sight seeing etc.,

Activities & things to do: My visit was purely official.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reach by train
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Chandrasekar Subramaniam

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  • Chandrasekar Subramaniam
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  • Lives in Chennai
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"Textile city..."

  • Posted Mar 8, 2013
District head quarters with lot of textile traders around. This place is also one of the major turmeric markets in India. Place is small with few industries around such as cement and paper.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is average and is available only in prescribed windows. Those who want to buy textiles can go to Monday Market on Mondays where good quality textile is available at a cheap price.

Activities & things to do: There are few temples in the vicinity of the town such as Bhavani where river Bhavani flows into Cauvery. Another place is Sathyamangalam which is in foothills of western Ghats. You can also go to Karnataka through Thimbam forests by crossing over ghat road which has got beautiful scenic spots and hairpin bends.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Well connected by train and road. Most of the night trains will reach Erode in odd hours. Better to take a day train which are in plenty to reach the place.
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