Chinna Dharapuram is a small village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of 128 km from Salem city (about two hours’ drive). In fact, the village lies between the two major urban agglomerations of the state, Coimbatore and Thanjavur, which are located at the distances of 115 and 164 km respectively.
Places to Stay
There are no places to put up for the night in the village. One is forced to venture into Salem for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Vasantham Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Salem Castle Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ganesh Mahaal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Laila Gold Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The place does not have anything interesting to offer, unlike Salem. The main attractions of the city are its places of worship. Some of the most prominent among them are Kottai Mariamman Temple, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, ISKON Temple, the Jama Masjid built by Tipu Sultan, Infant Jesus Church and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport at a distance of 143 km.
Tiruppur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 78 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Avail of bus ticket booking discount coupons from Ticketgoose.com when you buy your tickets online.