The district is predominantly covered by forests (around 30% of the area) and is a major producer of mango in the state along with ragi an saamai crops.
Tourist Attractions in Dharmapuri District
- Hogenakkal Falls
- Vathalmalai or Vytla Hills
- Hill Temple at Theerthamalai (Harur Taluk)
- Adhiyamankottai and Chenaraya Perumal Temple (Adhyamankottam, 7 kilometres from Dharmapuri on Salem-Dharmapuri road)
- Kottai Kovil/Fort Temple (northern side of Dharmapuri, 1 kilometre from bus stand)
- Kala Bhairavar Temple (7 kilometres from Dharmapuri bus stand)
- Dharmapuri Archaeological Museum
- Subramanya Siva Memorial (Papparapatti)
- Sir Thomas Munro Pillar, Dharmapuri
- Sri Anjaneya Temple ( Muthampatti, 14 kilometres from Dharmapuri city)
- Nagavadhi Dam and Thoppayaru Dam (Thoppur, Dharmapuri)
How to reach Dharmapuri
Road – The district has a well built network of roads. National Highways NH 7 (Kanyakumari to Kashmir), NH 46 (Chennai to Bangalore) and NH 66 (Pondicherry to Bangalore) passes through the district.
Rail – Dharmapuri has its own railway station. The Chennai –Coimbatore broadgauge line, Salem and Bangalore broad gauge railway line pass through Dharmapuri District for about 126 kilometres.
Air – The nearest airports are Salem Airport (50 kilometres away) and Bangalore International Airport (130 kilometres away).