Dharmapuri got its own identity as a separate state on 02.10.1965, until then it was a part of Salem. Later in 2004 it was again bifurcated into Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. This divided land lies on the north-western corner of India and is encircled by Thiruvannamalai and Villupuram districts on the east. The spiritual river Kaveri flows in the outskirts of the town. There are few tourist spots in and around this city.
The Climate is neither too hot nor too cold. The maximum temperature recorded is 38°C and the minimum temperature recorded is 12°C and it is warm throughout the year.
Places to Visit
Hogenakkal Falls : Get entranced by the mind blowing beauty of Hogenakkal falls which is 46km away from the main city. The gushing water of the Kaveri enters Tamil Nadu at this threshold. It is a perfect place to encounter the natural scenic beauty and to relax on the country made dinghies (parisal).
Theerthamalai Temple : This temple is housed in the Harur district with Lord Siva as its presiding lord. Legend has it that the water falls near the temple is created by Lord Rama to perform Abhishekam for Lord Shiva.
Kottai Kovil : This is also a noteworthy temple in this town and is dedicated to lord Shiva. The unique sculptures, paintings and mainly the ‘hanging Pillar’ attract many tourists.
Adiyamankottai : This petite town is located 7km away from the town. A skeleton of an ancient fort, Chenraya Perumal temple and Kalabhairava temple are some of the tourist spots here.
Adding to these places there are lot more antique Churches and Mosques to visit in here.
Air : The nearby international airport is in Bangalore and the domestic airport is in Salem from where you have to hire a bus or taxi to reach this city.
Train : The South-Western railway track runs across the district and trains from all major cities are operated here.
Bus : There are two bus stands, one for Domestic and the other for all major parts of Tamil Nadu.
Enjoy your trip to this spiritual land and stay more blessed.