It is bounded by Chamarajanagar district in the north, Tirupur District in the south, Coimbatore and Nilgiris Districts in the west and Cauvery River (Salem, Namakkal and Karur districts lying across the river) in the east.
The economy of Erode District is supported by agriculture, handloom and power loom textile products and ready-made garments. The district is the leading turmeric producer in Tamil Nadu.
Major Tourist Attractions in Erode District
- Government Museum, Erode
- Birds Sanctuary, Vellode (15KM from Erode)
- Bhavanisagar Dam
- Kodiveri Dam, Gobichettipalayam
- Bannari Amman Temple (75KM from Erode, 10KM from Sathyamangalam)
- Thindalmalai Murugan Temple (5KM from Erode)
- Chennimalai Murugan Temple (30KM from Erode, 12KM from Perundurai)
- Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple (15KM from Erode)
How to reach Erode
Road – State and National Highways SH 96/NH 544 (Erode-Perundurai-Coimbatore), SH 15 (Erode-Gobichettipalayam-Sathyamangalam), SH 84 (Erode-Kodumudi-Karur), SH 83A (Erode-Kangeyam-Palani), SH 20 (Erode-Bhavani-Mettur), SH 79A/NH 544 (Erode-Sankagiri-Salem) connect Erode with other major cities. Erode is also connected with all major towns across the state frequent buses.
Rail – Erode Railway Station comes under Salem Division of Southern Railways and connects Erode with Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Rameswaram, Ernakulam and many such major towns.
Air – The nearest airports are Coimbatore International Airport (90 kilometres away), Tiruchirappalli International Airport (140 kilometres away).