Tourist places in Erode

Erode District is one of the largest district by area in the Tamil Nadu, India before the formation of Tirupur District in the state. Headquarter of the district is Erode. Erode district is previously known as Periyar District. It is also a part of Kongu Nadu region. This district is divided into two revenue divisions such as Erode and Gobichettipalayam and it subdivided into 6 taluks. Erode district as a part of Coimbatore district before its bifurcation on September 17, 1979. According to the census 2011 the district had a population of 22,51,744 with a gender ratio of 993 females for every 1,000 males, above than the national average of 929. The average literacy rate of the district is 72.96% (As of 2011).

Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple

Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple is very old one. The specialty of the temple three rivers, Kaveri, Bhavani, and Amirtha meet at one place of the temple. So it is the place of Bhavani Eswarar, now is called Sangameshwarar. The territory of Bhavani is noted in nayanmar’s song as Thirunana. The holy temple was praised by nayanmar’s such as Thirunanasampathar and Thiruppugal Arunagirinathar. This is also called as parikar Thalam. It is located 12 KMs away from Erode.

Hill Temples for Lord Murugan

In Erode district there are main 3 hill temples which are dedicated to lord Murgan. They are explained below.

Sivan Malai

It is 50 KMs away from Erode and very near to Kangayam. The other names of Sivanmalai are Sivachalam, Sivathri, Shakthi Sivamalai, Paadalimalai, Seymalai. This town Kangeyam is famous for business coconut products like oil, nutshell charcoal products etc. The main deity of the Sivanmalai is Lord Subramanya Swamy it is the name of Lord Murugan. The beloved deity of the Tamil people is unquestionably Murugan, the son of Siva and Parvathi. This temple was built by Sivavakkiyar a famous Sidhhar. It is believed that this temple may be constructed in 12th century.


It is 30 KMs away from Erode and 12 KMs from Perundurai. This temple is located at about 400 meters above sea level, and this hill is renowned for its natural vegetation and wildlife. This hill also has sporadic medicinal herbs in its luxurious green forests. In Devanagiri this hill is named Siragiri and Chenniyangiri. In Tamil it is called Chennimalai. The city beneath the hill is also called Chennimalai. This hill is also called Sigaragiri, Pushpagiri and Siragiri. The Lord of mountains 'Kuringi Andavar', Murugan is extremely acclaimed and sung with reference to this abode in Kundruthorâdal. Chennimalai is one of them and abounds in natural beauty and splendor. The hill is home to hundreds of Peacocks, monkeys, rabbits, snakes and other reptiles. Lately there were instances of people sighting spotted deer’s around Chennimalai. Vegetation includes trees like Neem, Banyan, Tamarind and variety of shrubs. Mountains of kodaikanal, Sathyamangalam and Anthiyur are clearly visible from the top of the hill. It takes a 15 minutes’ drive to reach the hill temple by road and it gives an exciting experience while travelling through the lush green forest and the steep slopes on the side.


It is situated 5 KMs away from Erode. Thindalmalai Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Murugan, situated on Thindalmalai hillock near Erode. The primary deity is Sri Velayudhaswami. The temple households a golden chariot Temple Car, which turns around the temple on the hillock. It is about 7 km from Central Bus stand at Swastika Circle, 8 km from Erode Junction. The Temple is well linked to local buses running between Central Bus Terminus and Perundurai.


It is located 5 KMs away from Kangayam. This renowned ancient temple devoted to Lord Murugan. It has the special discrepancy of being visited by the famous Saiva saint Arunagirinathar once. He praised the magnificence of the Lord and kshetra in fine sweet verses. This hill temple preserves the beautiful images of Murugan skirted by Valli and Devasena. The temple was gifted liberally by wealthy bhaktas, and so massiveness and magnificence hails eyes in construction. The temple is facing west, and is a landmark noticeable for miles. Regular adoration is offered with great spiritual fervour and the annual festivals are celebrated on a grand scale. It lies between Palani and Gangeyam town, available by bus.

Pannari Amman Temple

Pannari Amman temple is one of the famous temples in Tamil Nadu which is 75 KMs away from Erode and 10 KMs away from Sathyamangalam. It is situated at the bottom of the Western Ghats and on the way to Mysore.

Bhavanisagar Dam

It is constructed across the Bhavani River, which is 16 KMs away from Sathyamangalam. It is one of the very famous tourist spot in Tamil Nadu. It is also called as Bhavanisagar reservoir. It is the second largest dam in Tamil Nadu. The LBP (Lower Bhavani Project) was the first main irrigation project initiated in India after 1947 and was in full operation by 1956. This dam caters water to tow canals. Namely, Arakkankottai and Thadampalli.

Kodiveri Dam

Kodiveri dam is situated on the Bahavani River near Gobichettipalayam in western Tamil Nadu. It is located 10 KMs away from Gobichettipalayam towards Sathyamangalam. This dam was constructed by the Maharaja of Mysore in the 17th century. There are two canals from the dam one is northern side and southern side for Arakkan Kottai and Thadapalli respectively.

Government Museum

This Museum was opened to the public in the year 1987. It exhibits mainly inscription of KnoguChola, hero stones from Bargur, manuscripts, geological objects, Tanjore paintings, coins, Kodumanal antiques and other pre-history items. This Museum has both botanical and zoological specimens also. It is well known for its collection of coins and palm-lead manuscripts.

Birds Sanctuary,Vellode

Vellode Birds Sanctuary is situated in the Erode District. It is 13 KMs away from Erode Central Bus Terminus on the way to Chennimalai, near Vellode and 10 KMs away from Erode Railway Station, in the south. It is a tremendous lake encircled with semi-dark bushes. It is a home for many foreign birds; some species like teals, pintail ducks, Darters, and Pelicans are seen easily. The best time to visit the sanctuary starts from November and continues until March.

Periyar Memorial House

Thanthai Periyar Memorial house is maintained by Publicity department, Erode. The grand old man of Tamil Nadu has born and brought up in this household. Anna had also lived for few years when he was working as editor. So the Tamil Nadu government has taken risk to retain the charm of the old building. It has the age of more than 100 years.