Situated on the northern western part of the state of Tamil Nadu, the beautiful district of Dharmapuri is bounded by the Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram Districts on the east, Salem District on the South, Krishnagiri District on the north, while the Kaveri River flows on its western fringes. One of the prettiest districts of Tamil Nadu, a tour to Dharmapuri is a must-include if you are planning a trip to Tamil Nadu.
Perhaps the earliest mention of Dharmapuri can be found during the Sangam Era when a chieftain who ruled Tagadur, which is known as present-day Dharmapuri kept written accounts of his reign. In the period which followed, Dharmapuri saw the reigns of the Rashtrakutas, Cholas and the Pandyas. Soon under the realms of the valiant Tipu Sultan, the province also came under the rule of the British, a period which saw the district as being incorporated as a “taluk” or part of the Salem District.
The festivals of Dharmapuri are varied and add an extra spark of life to the town’s daily lives. Notable among these are :
The hottest period in Dharmapuri usually occurs during the months of March to May when the temperature ranges around 38 degrees Celsius. Decembers are cool with the pleasant weather continuing till February when the mercury touches a happy minimum of around 17 degrees Celsius. Thus, the best time to visit Dharmapuri would be during the months of winter.
The major tourist attractions of a tour to Dharmapuri include:
The important places of tourist interest located around Dharmapuri are :