Dharmapuri is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is located near the border of neighbouring state of Karnataka to the west. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Bangalore, at a distance of 142 km to the north-west. Temple and cuisine-lovers can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region for the night is Bangalore city. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in the area. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Thowheeth Mosque, Ahle hadees Pallivasal, Hogenakkal Falls (46 km away), Adhiyamankottai (named after the ancient Thahadoor rulers – the Adhiyamans who made it their capital in ancient times), Mount Carmel Church and others.
How to Get There
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 178 km.
Dharmapuri has a railway station connects this town by a network of rails to cities like Kannur, Tuticorin, Coimbatore to name a few.
There are regular buses to Dharmapuri from Bangalore and Krishnagiri. Parveen Travels is a popular bus operator in the area. State-run buses are also available. Online booking of bus tickets have made ticket booking very convenient.
A town located in Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, Tirupattur is also known as the "Sandal City". Approximately 1600 years old Tirupathur is one of the oldest tows and an important commertial centres of the state. The town has temples built during the Hoysala Dyanasty and is also a famous Islamic pilgrim centre as many great saints like ‘Awliyas’ are buried here. Surrounding by hills with sandalwood trees, Tirupattur is very close to Yelagiri hills, the 4th major hill station of Tamil Nadu.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels that offer accommodation near Tirupattur bus stand. Hotel Aruvi and Hotel Elango offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual religious festivals are celebrated in this town.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The famous Brahmmapureeswarar temple is in Tirupattur (3kms) and the Kizr-e-ilahi mosque in the heart of town are places to visit near the town bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport (96.22kms)
The Tirupattur Junction Station connects the town to neighbouring towns.
The Tirupattur Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.