Chithode is a panchayat town near Erode in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Places of tourist interest:
There are a number of religious places near Chithode. These temples or churches are located in Erode. Some of the most popular ones are: Fortified Temples at Erode Fort, Thindal Murugan Temple, Kongu Tirupati, Perumal malai, Lakkapuram, Natadreeswarar Temple, Bhavani-Sangameswarar Temple, Tiruchengode, Chennimalai, Sivagiri, and Kodumudi. These are holy places of worship for the Hindus.
Some of the most famous churches are CSI Brough Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Lourde Matha Forane Church and Carmel Church.
Historical monuments are also worth visiting at this place. The E.V.R Corporation Museum has a collection of historical artifacts dating back to the middle ages. Thandhai Periyar – Arignar Anna Memorial and the Jain Temples are also visited by the tourists very often. Sankagiri Fort located near to Chithode is another place worth visiting for the visitors.
There are also some places of recreation such as the V.O.Chidambharam Park, Panneer selvam Park, Vellode Birds Sanctuary, Sampath Nagar Park, Periyar Nagar Park and the Sakthi Park.
The nearest shopping center is Erode. There are a number of departmental stores and markets in Erode. Some of them are:Kannan Departmental Stores, Sangeetha Shopping Malls, Spencer’s Daily, Big Bazaar, More and Sakthi Super Market.
For branded textiles and jewellery one can visit the RKV Road. Easwaram Kovil Street is a wholesale textile market and also Gandhiji Road is also a textile market.
Erode is famous for the turmeric market and hence thousands of traders come here for turmeric business. The textile here is also famous and hence there are a number of textile traders here doing textile business. Erode is one of the largest producers of coconut oil in India.
HOW TO REACH THERE:
There are well connected roads which connects Chithode with different places of the state. There are highways connecting it to other states such as Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Local buses running within the city and also inter-city buses connecting other cities are also there.
The nearest railway station is the Erode junction railway station connected to almost all places in Southern India. The station is dubbed as the 3rd cleanest in India. The city is connected to major places like Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc.
The nearest Airports to Chithode are:
Coimbatore Airport (85 km)
Salem Airport (75 km)
The rivers Cauvery and Bhavani serves as the only major source of water transport to nearby places.
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