The name dindigul comes from the portmanteau of “thindu” meaning pillow and “kal” meaning rock and refers to the bare hill dominating the city’s both land and skyscape, the popular hill station “kodaikanal” located in this district. Every year, lot of people has been visiting this spot in vacations.
Climate: 34.3 maximum & 22.5 minimum
Std code: 0451
Railway station: dindigul junction railway station, junction road, dindigul
Bus stand: kamarajar bus stand dindigul
- Gandhigram rural university(gru)
- Anna university
- Mother theresa university for women at kodaikanal
- Anna university tiruchirappalli, dindigul campus
- Kodaikanal institute of technology, kodaikanal
- Christian college of engineering and technology, oddanchatram
- S.b.m. College of engineering and technology, dindigul
- Sri subramaniya college of engineering and technology, palani
- Arulmigu palani andavar polytechnic college, palani
- Institute of tool engineering, dindigul
- R.v.s. Polytechnic college, dindigul
Arts and science colleges
- M.v. Muthiah govt. Arts college for women, dindigul
- Madurai kamaraj university evening college, dindigul
- Madurai kamaraj university evening college, palani
- Rev. Jacob memorial christian college, dindigul
- Subramanya college of arts and science, palani
- G.t.n. Arts college, dindigul
- Government hospital is located near the bus stand
- Raja rajeshwari hospital
- Punidha adhithanar hospital
- St. Joseph hospital ( kattaspithry )
- Maruda river
- Anju veedu
- Palar falls
- Pambar falls
- Fairy falls
- Gaur vellaiyan falls
- Glen falls
- Kumbakkarai falls
- Bamen falls
- Bear shola falls
- Silver cascade
- Skamba falls
- Snake falls
- Thalaiyar falls
- Thoovanam falls
- Kutladampatti falls
- Kuthiraiyar falls
- Kamarajar dam
- Manjalar dam
- Kuthirayar dam
- Pannapatti dam
- Parapalar dam
- Marudhanadhi dam
- Alagapuri dam
- Varadamanadhi dam
- Dharmathupatti dam
- Iron locks
- Iron safe
- Leather tanning
Famous people: i. Leoni
To know more: http://www.dindigul.tn.nic.in/
Places of intrest
Dindigul – fort
The huge hill at dindigul, if we see it from one angle, looks like pillow (‘dhindu’) and hence the city is known as dindigul. On this at a height of 280 ft. In the year 1605 madurai king ‘muthu krishna naicker’ started the construction of this fort. In 1623 to 1659 mannar thirumalai naicker completed this. In 1755 hyder ali was escorting fakhr-un-nisha his wife and five years old tipu to dindigul
Begambur big mosque
During the rule of hyder ali at dindigul, he constructed three mosques – one for himself for namaz, 2nd for his soldiers underneath rock fort and 3rd in the south of rock fort for public and gave more grants for the maintenance and upkeep of the same
Sirumalai – hill resort
This is on the way to natham from dindigul. This can be reached from madurai also.
Thadikombu – perumal temple
This is 5 km. From dindigul on the way to karur. During chitra month, lord alagar will have 12 days of special pooja. During full moon day of the month lord alagar will be on procession of ethir servai.
Sri kottai mariamman kovil
This temple is more than 200 years old. The mariamman idol is said to be installed by the army men of tippu sultan at the fort of the mountain.
Hence it is called kottai (fort) mariamman temple
Dindigul – abirami amman temple
This is located in the centre of the city. During navarathri goddess abirami will be on kolu. There will be one lakh archana to the goddess gnamambikal. During the fridays of adi month there will be a procession of goddess abirami on a flower pallak.
Dindigul – st.joseph church (100 years old)
This church was constructed since 1866 to 1872 by british. This is the head church of all other roman catholic churches in dindigul district.
Nadupatti – anjaneyar temple
This is located in nilakottai taluk. 35 kms from dindigul. This can be reached from madurai also. This temple is near river side. Most of the time the statue will be in water.
With its temperate, climate and an average of 12 hours sun every day, kodaikkanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in india. The splendor of the summer day is never so gorgeous as in kodaikkanal.
It is a lovely hill resort on the palani hills in the dindigul district of tamilnadu. With its rocks, woods and woodland ways, lovely lake and bracing air, kodaikkanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.
Palani hill temple
The idol “lord murugan” is the deity of the tamil land. Palani (tiru avinankudi) is the third padai veedu. The temple at palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level.
It is a charming campus from where one can take a look at the idumban hill, the kodaikanal hills, the western ghats, the greenery of the paddy fields, rivers, tanks, palani town and the colleges.
- Bava lodge
- A.k.m.g. Lodge
- Aradana lodge
- Central lodge
- Corner lodge
- Gomath lodge
- Suganya lodge
- Venkataswara lodge
- Hotel sakra