Erode

Erode is a city situated on the banks of river Kaveri, in the state of Tamil Nadu. A prominent economic center in the state, Erode is also called by various names such as Textile City, Turmeric City or Loom City. A perfect blend of natural beauty and traditions, Erode happens to be one of the most popular tourism attractions in Tamil Nadu. The cool waters of the Kaveri River and Bhavani River flowing through either side of Erode, enhances its scenic beauty, making it a favourite travel destination for visitors from Tamil Nadu and beyond. The food of Erode is authentic Tamil style cuisine with an influence of other South Indian states, namely Andhra and Karnataka style of cooking.

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Arunachalesvara Temple, also called Annamalaiyar Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located at the base of Arunachala hill in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of 234 kms from Erode.

Lord Shiva is known by devotees as Annamalayar or Arunachaleswarar. The Annamalayar Shiva temple of Tiruvannamalai is believed to be the one of the largest temples in the world dedicated to Shiva. The history of this Annamalayar temple dates back to thousand years. Mention has been made in the Thevaram and Thiruvasagam, both great works in Tamil...

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Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple is a five-hundred-year old temple. It is in the state of Tamil Nadu and is located in the auspicious town of Erode. This temple is considered as the first ever temple in Tamil Nadu.

It is a popular belief that the Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple was constructed during the year Kongu Chola dynasty (1004 -1280) by a Chozha ruler. According to the words engraved on the sanctum sanctorum wall, the ancient temple is also known as Thondeeswaram. Furthermore, the presiding deity of this temple, that is Lord Shiva is called by several names which include Thon...

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Bannari Amman Temple located at a distance of 74. 7 kms from Erode city. Bannari located on the North West boundary of Kongu Nadu. Of late, it has become pilgrim's paradise because devotees from far and near visit this spot. It is held in high esteem as the celebrated abode of Goddess Mariamman.

Bannari Mariamman temple is situated at a distance of fourteen kilometers from Sathyamangalam in Erode District. The temple facing south and it is surrounding by thick forests with verdant vegetation on the southern, northern and western directions. The range of mountains and the hilly back...

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Chennimalai popularly known as the 'handloom town' is in Erode district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in the main bus route between Erode and Palani. The city is famous for temples, darghas, historic forts and various wildlife sanctuaries. Chennimalai Murugan Temple is one of the prominent tourist attraction in Chennimalai. It is 26 kms from Erode.

The temple situated at about 600 meters above the sea level and this hill is noted for its natural flora and fauna. The main diety of this temple is Lord Murugan who is equated to the Sevvai Graham or planet mars and all t...

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CSI Brough Memorial Church, Erode
Within Erode city limits

CSI Brough Memorial Church is one of the best churches located in the state of Tamilnadu. CSI Brough Memorial Church is located in Erode city limits.

CSI Brough Memorial Church was constructed in 1933 and located in the heart of Erode. The church was built under the supervision of Rev. Antony Watson Brough who arrived from London Missionary Society to Erode. It was completed in 1933 by Rt. Rev. Azariah and named as Brough Memorial Church. The church is in Indo-Saracenic style with the foundation depth is same as the height above the ground. Lime mortar ground and egg are the prima...

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Government Museum is one of the best museums located in the state of Tamilnadu. Government Museum is located in Erode city limits. The museum is around 1 kilometre from the Erode city centre, or it is a 5-minute drive. Many locals visit the museum frequently.

The Government Museum in Erode is located inside the VOC Park campus. It is an archaeological gallery. It consists range of Arts, Archaeology, Anthropology, Numismatics, Philately, Botany, Zoology and Geology. There is a display of Kongu Chozha Kingdom. It is the only inscription found in Tamilnadu. The museum also has a comp...

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Jain Temple, Erode
Within Erode city limits
Architecture

Within the city limit of Erode is the Jain temple located in Indra Nagar, Erode.

The Jain temple was built by the Jain community. The temple houses Lord Mahaveer Statue with a dome shaped ceiling, showcasing the richness of the architectural site. The temple is very high in height with carvings on it. The temple is completely made up of White marble and has a huge function hall behind.

Visitors and devotees have to wear the white dothi or saree to enter the temple. The temple is opened for all seven days of the week; with timings 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM....

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Kasthuri Aranganathar Temple is one of the ancient temples of the region. The 1000 years old temple belongs to the chola period, which was constructed by 1st Paranthaka Chola King. The sanctum of the temple houses God Kasthuri Aranganathar and Goddess Kamalavalli Thayar along with Anjanayar. Situated very close to the center of the city, the temple hosts celebrations of festivals like Vaigunda Ekadasi and Puratasi

This temple overlooks the Aarudhra Kabaaleeswara Temple and is equally magnificient and might have been built around the same time. The temple has several unique features...

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Kongalamman Temple, Erode
Within Erode city limits

Kongalamman Temple is one of the best local temples located in the state of Tamilnadu. Kongalamman Temple is located in Erode city limits. The temple is around 2 kilometres from the Erode city centre, or it is a 5-minute drive. Many locals visit the temple on a daily basis.

Kongalamman Temple located in the Kongu region which is considered as the custom deity of this locality. It is also regarded as the principal deity of Erode. There is a well inside the temple. The presiding deity has 12 hands and is decorated with a crown too. There are also shrines of Karuppannaswamy, Kannimar...

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Mahakavi Bharathi Memorial Library is the one of the largest public libraries in Erode. The historic library is located in Karungalpalayam, Erode.

This library was initially opened as a reading room with the name Karungalpalayam reading room for the local people. Later in the year 1921, after the visit of renowned Indian poet, journalist, social reformer and Indian independence activist Subramanya Bharathi, the reading room was transformed to a public library and was named after him. Mahakavi Bharathi visited the Karungalpalayam Reading Room for delivering a speech on the topic ' m...

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Mahimaliswarar Temple, Erode
42 kms from Erode city limits
HistoryNature

The Mahimaliswarar Temple is located at a distance of 42 kms from Erode. The temple has a great historical value and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mahimaliswarar Temple is among the chief attractions of the city which was built in the 12th century. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Maliwarar and is considered by the pilgrims as a very auspicious one. The main shrine in the temple is of Lord Shiva, but there is also a shrine of Maa Shakti. She is referred to as Maragadambigai. There are also shrines of Lord Ganesha and Lord Brahma in the temple. It is the divinity that is being considered a...

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Natadreeswara Temple is one of the prominent historic religious sites in Erode. It is located on a small hillock island inside the river Kauveri, on the Erode-Karur highway. Erode junction railway station which is about 47 kms from the temple. Devotees crowd the temple in thousands and lakhs on the Tamil new year day and extend hands with prayers to lord seeking his blessings.

This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. It was believed that to keep away any kind of negativity, Agasthiar made a linga from sand and kept it on the hill, in the middle of the river Kaveri. The temple has a ...

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Pachaimalai, Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple is located in Gobichettipalayam, a quiet town in the Erode district. Gobi, as it is shortly called, has two hill temples - Pachaimalai and Pavalamalai. Pachaimalai and Pavalamalai is considered to be a great reason to justify the town's ethics. Pachaimalai is also colloquially pronounced as 'Pachamalai' Arulmigu Balamurugan, the child god, son of Shiva Parvathi, the god of army, the teacher of all, finds his place in this scenic hill temple. It is located at a distance of 35 kms from Erode city.

The Poojai activities at the templeare ren...

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Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
101 kms from Erode city limits
WildlifeNature

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is located at a confluence of scenic western and Eastern Ghats in the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. It is not only the biggest protected area of Tamil Nadu, but also is hailed as the most expansive wildlife sanctuary in southern India. It is located at a distance of 101 kms from Erode.

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and in 2013; it became the fourth tiger reserve as a part of Project Tiger in the state of Tamil Nadu. Constant efforts have been made by the Forest Department which ...

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Sri Peria Mariamman Temple is located at the heart of the Erode town, Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Mariamman, the Hindu Goddess. Mariamman is closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as with her North Indian counterpart Shitaladevi. Goddess Mariamman is considered by many to be the South Indian Incarnation of Goddess Kali.

It is said that the Kongu Cholas who ruled the region would have built the temple 1200 years ago. The temple complex sprawls over an area of 3500 sq. ft. As per the legend, 'Mariamman', Queen Goddess had a dynasty at the place. The ...

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Sri Sangameswara Temple is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Bhavani which is 15 kms from Erode.

Sri Sangameshwarar temple is an ancient one, having been built by the first Pallava king, Mahendra Verman. The bird's eye view of this temple shows it as an island surrounded by the two rivers. It is also said that a British dignitary by the name of William Garo donated a swing / cradle (Oonjal) made of ivory after he miraculously escaped from the collapse of his Rest house in the year 1802. He felt that he was saved by the Goddess herself and became an ardent devotee after ...

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Thindal Murugan temple is one of the tourist attraction in Erode. It is about 7 km from central bus station stand at swastik circle, 8 kms from Erode junction. The temple is well connected to by local buses running in-between central bus terminus and perundurai.

It is one of the major worship places in the region. The diety of this temple is Lord Muruga, the reincarnation of lord Vishnu. The temple was spread over an area of 6. 25 acres and positioned at an elevation of 50m, the temple was the chief worship centre of the Mysore kingdom. The lamp post in the tindal Murugan temple ...

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Vellode Bird Sanctuary
10 kms from Erode city limits
WildlifeNature

Vellode Birds Sanctuary is located in the Erode District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The sanctuary is about 15 km from Erode Central Bus Terminus on the way to Chennimalai, near Vellode, and 10 kms from Erode Junction Railway Station, in the south. The sanctuary comes under the List of Protected areas of Tamil Nadu.

One of the favourite places to throng, Vellode Sanctuary is extended over an area of 77. 1 hectares, and is situated in the Vadamugam Vellode village, 12 Kms from the city. The sanctuary serves as a dwelling place to several migratory birds as well as fishes and ...

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VOC Park, Erode
Within Erode city limits
Water

VOC Park is one of the best museums located in the state of Tamilnadu. VOC Park is located in Erode city limits. The park is around 2 kilometres from the Erode city centre, or it is a 5-minute drive. Many locals visit the park on a daily basis.

Also V. O. Chidambaram Park, VOC Park is located in Erode, maintained by Erode Municipal Corporation. Spread over on an area of 25 acres, the park was constructed in 1912 with the supervision of Thanthai Periyar who was the chairman of Erode Municipal Council. Basically, the Drinking water project was initially planned. But it was then co...

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