Dindigul District

Dindigul District
Dindigul District is located in the southern region of the state of Tamil Nadu. The district was formed in 1985 by carving out from Madurai District. The district is bounded by Tiruppur, Karur and Trichy district to the north, Madurai District to the south, Trichy Districts in the east and by Theni, Coimbatore and state of Kerala to the west.

The city of Dindigul is the administrative headquarters of the district. The major industries in Dindigul include iron locks and iron safe makers, leather tanneries, textile spinning, and agricultural trading. The district has some very good tourist locations.

Tourist Attractions in Dindigul

  • Kodaikanal
  • Palani
  • Sirumalai
  • Dindigul Fort
  • Sangalpatti
  • Kombai Dam
  • Koralampatti Kaliamman Temple
  • Kamaraj Sagar Dam

How to reach Dindigul

Road – Dindigul city is located 420 kilometres southwest of Chennai, 66 kilometres away from Madurai and 100 kilometres away from Trichy. National Highways NH 7 connects Madurai to Dindigul and NH 209 connects Bangalore to Dindigul. NH 45A (Kanyakumari to Chennai) passes through Dindigul. Apart from this, State Hignways also pass through Dindigul. Government buses connect Dindigul to states of Kerala, Karnataka and other cities in Tamil Nadu.

Rail – Dindigul District has its own railway station that connects to Madurai and Chennai. Trains going from Chennai to Madurai pass through Dindigul.

Air – The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport (70 kilometers away)