Dharmapuri city is situated in Tamil Nadu, India. The place is well-known for its scenic beauty and adjacent places because the city is located close to Karnataka which is an adjacent state. The city is renowned for its various tourist attractions. Moreover, a lot of visitors from Bangalore and Chennai pay frequent visits to the place because Dharmapuri is situated roughly between Bangalore and Chennai. In ancient times, The city was governed by many rulers like Cholas, Rashtrakutas and Pandyas.
Perhaps the earliest mention of Dharmapuri can be found during the Sangam Era when a chieftain who ruled Tagadur, which is known as present-day Dharmapuri kept written accounts of his reign.Soon under the realms of the valiant Tipu Sultan, the province also came under the rule of the British, a period which saw the district as being incorporated as a “taluk” or part of the Salem District.
The well-known Hogenakkal falls is located at the border of TamilNadu and Karnataka. This place is about 46 km away from the city Dharmapuri. This is a perfect place where visitors can relax and allow the serene waters of the waterfall calm their minds.
Another beautiful spot is Krishnagiri dam situated between Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri. Kottai Kovil, Chenraya Perumal Temple and Shri Theerthagirishwarar temple are famous temples of this place.
Dharmapuri is well known for its mango farming. The district produces nearly one-third of the state’s total mango output. It was estimated that almost 80% of the production of mangoes of the Totapuri variety are produced in this district. The district also has the best quality marble stone reserves in the world. It contains a large reservoir of Granite. Another high value mineral available in Dharmapuri is Molybdenum.
- C.S.I Zion Church
- Sacred Heart Cathedral
- Mettur dam
- Mount Carmel Church
Places to visit
- Chenraya Perumal Temple
- Hogenakkal Falls
- Subramanya Siva Memorial
- Kelevarapalli Dam
- Pongal: One of the most awaited events in Dharmapuri and all over the state, Pongal is celebrated with great passion and vigor. The term Pongal signifies sweet dish of rice which is eaten on the Pongal festival day. Jaggery, Cardamom and cashew nuts are also included in this dish for the celebration. The local people dedicate this dish to God Surya, also known as The Sun God. It is one of the most imperative and well known festivals held in the month of mid January every year.
- Ganesh Festival or Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival is held in the months of August-September and is one of the famous festivals in Dharmapuri. It is celebrated with immense passion.
Winter months are best for the travellers to visit this place.
Dharmapuri is linked via bus network and rail network to the rest of Tamil Nadu and also to the towns and places in the nearby state.
Bangalore airport is the nearest airport from Dharmapuri and travellers can avail both international and domestic flights from here.