Tourist Places Near Dinidgul

Dindigul has several tourist places nearby which are worth a visit whether for weekend trips or even for long breaks. They are conveniently located near Dindigul and can be easily reached by rail or road. The places like Madurai and Coimbatore are rich in history and culture and architectural marvels.

Krishnagiri

Tourist attractions near Dindigul

Krishnagiri is the district headquarters of the Krishnagiri district and one of the most rapidly rowing towns of Tamil Nadu. Krishnagiri is famous for the Krishnagiri Dam, which is currently undergoing renovation and expansion. Several small scale industries are being set in the town. Krishnagiri mango is very famous in South India as well as other parts of India. Krishnagiri is very important from the point of view of agriculture.

Tourist Attractions in Krishnagiri

There are several trekking routes from Krishnagiri that have made the place very popular among the tourists. A 500-year-old Rama Temple near Krishnagiri draws many visitors each year. Apart from this, Sayed Basha hills and the fortress of Tipu Sultan, the boat house etc are some of the popular tourist destinations.

The museum in Krishnagiri is very famous for the preservation of traditional culture, art and architecture. Both the Tamil Nadu Government as well as the Krishnagiri Municipality takes care of the museum and it is indeed very well maintained. This has been promoted as a tourist attraction as well as a center of education.

Hotels in Krishnagiri


Velan International Hotel
Address: 150/43 East Parallel Road, Krishnappa Layout, Krishnagiri

Alps Residency
Address: No: 2, NH 8, Bangalore Bye Pass, Near Toll Plaza, Krishnagiri

How to Reach Krishnagiri

Krishnagiri is connected to various parts of India through National Highways including Krishnagiri–Ranipet NH 46, Pondicherry–Krishnagiri NH 66, Krishnagiri–Madanapalli NH 219 and Varanasi–Kanyakumari via Krishnagiri NH 7. 

Distance between Krishnagiri and Dindigul: 275 kms
Bus Timings: Begins at 3.30am till late night
Bus Fares: Rs 450 to Rs 710
Nearest Railway Station: Hosur which is only 47kms from Krishnagiri

Madurai

Tourist places in Madurai


Madurai situated on the banks of River Vagai is known for its art and culture . Most famous for Meenakshi temple, Madurai is known for its rich literary wealth. Known as the Lotus City because of its structure, the city has a history which is said to be 200 years old. Madurai has a growing economy and is popular for rubber plantations and jasmine flowers.

Tourist Attractions in Madurai

Apart from the world famous Meenakshi Temple, Madurai has some exquisite tourist attractions like Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Gandhi Museum, Kazimar Big Mosque and Thirupparankundram. Known for its architecture, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, should be in one's itinerary while visiting Madurai. The man-made pond with a temple at the middle, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is a beautiful spot in Madurai. Visiting amusement parks or shopping for handicraft, Madurai has lots to offer.

Hotels in Madurai


The Madurai Residency
Address: 14-15, west Marret Street, Main Madurai,
Madurai , Tamil Nadu,625001
Website: www.madurairesidency.com/

GRT Regency
Address: 38 Madukkulam Main Road, NH7,
Palanganatham signal Junction, Madurai 625003
Phone Number: 0452- 2371155
Website: www.grthotels.com/madurai

The Gateway Hotels and Resorts
Address: 40, T P K Road, Pasumalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625004.
Phone Number: 0452 663 3000
Website: http://www.thegatewayhotels.com/home.html

Hotel Royal Court

Address: No.4, West Veli Street, Madurai 625001, India
Phone Number: 0452 435 6666
Website: http://www.royalcourtindia.com/

How to Reach Madurai from Dindigul

Madurai is well connected by several trains with Dindigul. Some of the trains taht will help you to reach Madurai are:
  • Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express    
  • Tirunelveli-Dadar Express
  • Vaigai Exp
  • Madurai-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express

One of the other options of travelling to Madurai is hiring a cab. It will take about one and half hours to reach Madurai.

Cab Charges

Tata Indica Rs 364
Toyota Qualis Rs 416
Distance: 85kms
Time taken to Travel: 1 hr 30mins

Coimbatore

The Manchester of India, Coimbatore is a popular industrial hub of South India. Over several years, Coimbatore has been ruled by several rulers from Rashtrakutas to Chalukyas to Pandyas till it fell under the British rule after the Third Mysore War. Coimbatore has a cosmopolitan culture because of the huge concentration of industries in the region.

Tourist Attractions in Coimbatore

Like most of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is popular for its temples. Perur Pateeswarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the must visit places of Coimbatore. The huge number of halls and gopurams and stone carvings are important attractions of the temple. Coimbatore is also famous for its numerous churches, the most famous being Infant Jesus Church and St. Michael’s Cathedral. If you happen to visit Coimbatore during Christmas or Easter, do make it a  point to visit these churches. VOC Park and Zoo and G.D.Naidu Museum are worth visiting in Coimbatore.

Hotels in Coimbatore

Prince Garden Hotels and Resorts
Address: No 28, Opposite Savithiri Photo House, Kalingarayan Street,
Ram Nagar, Coimbatore - 641009
Phone Number: (0422) 6738988

Heritage Inn
Address: 73, Sivaswamy Road, Ram Nagar,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641018
Phone Number: 0422 223 1451
Landmark: Near Gandhipuram Bus Stop

Suvan Meadows

Address: Suvan Meadows, No.41, Sri Balaji Nagar, Kallapatty west,
Kalapatti, Coimbatore - 641048
Phone Number: 9500900143
Price Range: Rs 500 & Below

Vivanta By Taj Surya

Address: Race Course Rd, Race Course, Gopalapuram,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641018
Phone Number: 0422 668 1000
Price Starts from: Rs 5,200-Rs 14,000

How to Reach Coimbatore from Dindigul

Distance between Coimbatore and Dindigul: 153kms
Time by road: 2hrs 40 mins
Trains: Cbe Tn Link Exp, and Nagercoil Exp

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