Tirupur Tourism

Tirupur Tourism

Tirupur Travel Guide

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Tirupur Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: City
  • District: Coimbatore
  • Language: Tamil
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 35°C, Winter 20 to 31°C

History of Tirupur

Tirupur is a textile town located in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of Noyyal River, Tirupur is the administrative headquarters of the Tirupur district, which was formed in October 2008. Tirupur is easily accessible from all the major cities of South India as it is at a distance of about 459 km from Chennai, 291 km from Bangalore and 51 km from Coimbatore.Tirupur is an ancient town. Tirupur was earlier known by the name of 'Viradapuram' or 'Dharapuram'. References to the ancient town of Viradapuram can also be found in the epic Mahabharata, wherein the instance of re-capturing the stolen sheep-herds has been described. As per legends, Tirupur got its name from this incident ? 'Thiruppu' meaning turn and 'oor' meaning place. Artefacts like coins, old pottery items, etc. have been excavated from Tirupur that points to its link to the ancient times.

Tirupur was also a part of the ancient Chola Dynasty which is evident from the earliest Chola stone carvings that mention about Kanchi Maanadhi (the Noyyal River) and its fertile sand depositions. According to these carvings Tirupur was a well sought-after fertile land.

People and Culture of Tirupur

The ancient Chellandi Amman Temple situated on the river banks of the Noyyal that displays early Chola style architecture proves its link to the early Chola period. Tirupur later became a part of the Kongu region which saw the establishment and expansion of Vijayanagara Power. Tirupur, 'the Manchester of South India', is known in different names such as, 'Dollar City', 'Knit City', 'Cotton City' and 'History Centre'. Tirupur rose to the limelight as the knitwear capital of India in three decades. Today, Tirupur has gained universal recognition as a significant resource of hosiery, knitted garments, casual wear and sportswear. Since Tirupur is a textile hub, it caters to famous brands and retailers from all over the world like Walmart, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Reebok, etc. Tirupur, the textile city, has much to offer in terms of tourism. Sivanmalai, Konganagiri hill hock Temple, Andipalayam Lake, Thirumurugan poondi, Vaalai Thottathu Ayyan Temple, Mettuparai Vinayagar, Tirupur Tirupathi Temple, Sukreeswarar Temple, Avinashiappar Temple, Udumalaipettai - Valparai Balaji Temple, Thirumoorthu Dam, Monkey falls, etc. are some of the popular tourist attractions of Tirupur. The city can be visited throughout the year.

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Tirupur Traveller Reviews

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Saranya Devanathan

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"Nothing much touristy except 10th century Sukree Eshwara temple"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Jul 15, 2016
Tirupur is for those who deal with textile industry. The people there don't seem to respect their knitted wares also. In the market though it is all wholesale price, nothing is kept in size or brand order, Not even in covers. All are put in large basket or hangers in open shelves. If I decide to take it, the sales girl will dust it off and give. Though all of them are pure cotton, the quality we need to feel and choose.

The town is dirty. Autorickshaw and taxis don't use meters. One has to bargain a lot. Still much higher rates than other towns in South.

Except a visit to the ancient temple on Uthukuli road, nothing enjoyable.

Gongu food is tasty. The kurma given for dosa, idly had bonda in it.

They are proud of their new overbridge under construction. Probably after that, the traffic may ease out.

The railway line is at the centre. Few over bridges and old Britsh days under bridge is not enough to go from one side to another.

Luckily when I visited in July 2016, the weather was good. It did not rain too.
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Himanshu vora

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"A nice destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 3, 2016
Tirupur is nice small town near Coimbatore., It is well known as knit City as we will find lot of Big Factory who exports t shirt from Tirupur to various part of world especially Europe and USA. We will find many Popular brand has Liaison office in Tirupur.

We get Good Food as well as Good for Shopping Surplus Branded Clothes from Tirupur Market. Popular area is Khaderpet.

Road from Coimbatore to Tirupur is very nice and we can reach in 45 minutes to 1 hour depending which part of Tirupur we have to visit.

Climate was Hot during the day time but in evening it gets pleasant with mild rain in the evening.
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Naveen Ragul

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"Place famous for its knitting garments"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2015
Tiruppur is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, 47 km from Coimbatore. It is located on the banks of the Noyyal River, which bifurcates the city into roughly two-halves. It is the administrative headquarters of Tiruppur district and it is mostly depending upon knitting garments. So they have making knitting cloths in Banian industries and this is central region for making knitting clothes.
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  • Saran
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"Garment city welcomes you"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
Tirupur is also called as garment city of India famous for India's 30% garment export and a largest GDP contributor to our textile growth. City has more than 10000 garment units and 2000+ dyeing units to manufacture. Tirupur is surrounded by lot of temples and it is 40 km from textile City Coimbatore. Please do visit garment units to see how the t-shirts are made.
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Ramesh Kumar

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"Tex city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 13, 2013
Tirupur is the textile city having many number of industries

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is ok but cost is too high

Activities & things to do: no

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Highly polluted city,
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Wingfat enterprises ltd

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"Country side place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2012
Tirupur is one and half hour drive from Coimbatore, it is a good country side place to be for a couple of days.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Was on official visit so could not go sight seeing, secondly Aroma is a very good place to eat.

Activities & things to do: You can take some time off from tirupur and drive upto kodaikanal hill station.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can reach coimbatore by air & drive down to tirupur.
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"Buyers delight"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2012
Even though there is nothing special about Tirupur like other tourist destinations like Ooty, Kodaikanal and Yercaud the hill resorts of tamilnadu, the place rose to be famous for its Export ready made garments that attracted people from far and wide from all over the world because of its quality and designs that are aplenty in this field of textile industry.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Few good hotels in and around this small city to enjoy ones stay and the ready made shopping in and around this city with its local markets flourishing always with local and international buyers are a good place one can shop spending hours together to choose from various ready made garments. Ooty is just about and under 95 KM where tourists can enjoy the hill resort in and around ooty.

Activities & things to do: Shopping if one is interested to buy ready made garments for its quality and cost. Few temples to see around Tirupur.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can get the road mad to Tirupur / Ooty and any other places by searching through google. You can get approximate distances and the route map
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Alok  Kumar

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"spiritual cum pleasure trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 14, 2012
A place were garments were really cheap and good quality. we drove from Mumbai and the route all over was fantastic. very beautiful surrounding and excellent roads.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We went there to attend three day session on mediation at Shri Ram chandra Mission ashram at diamond jubilee Park. the experiences during meditation was complete out of the world. we ate in the Hotel only and the food was fantastic.

Activities & things to do: The resort has most of the facilities including a good swimming pool.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: I strongly recommend that one should take a road journey from Bangalore and should go up to kanya kumari to see what India is all about.

people are good and road side facilities are good. most of the restaurant had neat toilets and good vegetarian food.
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