Places to Visit in Dharmapuri Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu India

       This district evoked during the year 1965 onwards. It is situated in the north western corner of the state of Tamilnadu. This district is bordered by vellore, Tiruvanannamalai and Villupuram district on the east. On to the south it has Salem district Andhapradhesh on the north and Karnataka on the west. The geographical area in about 9622 Dharmapuri town itself is the district headquarters.

Dharmapuri District

Dharmapuri is located on the Karnataka Border. It is in the North-Western Tamil Nadu. Sharmapuri District also offers many attractions for the tourist.The district Headquarters town is famous for its Mallikarjunaswamy Temple built in 8th century AD. This Pallava style temple has many beautiful sculptures and epigraphs. The Ariyanathaswami temple here was once a Jain Habitat.

Places to Visit in Dharmapuri

Hogenakal Falls ( 45 km)

        This is a wonderful spot for the tourist to relax and enjoy nature as it is. Here the river cauvery enters into Tamilnadu as a natural falls. The name hogenakal means smoky rocks’ in the kannada language. As the water falls on the rocks thudding and explores, it gives an experience of smoke provokes from it. Tourist are allowed to move around an country made dinghies(parisal) which is an experience event the spot. Bathing, massaging are the mind releasing factors offered by the localites.


Adiyamankottai is about 10km from Dharmapuri. This was also called 'Thagadur' capital of King Athiyaman, who was one of the seven famous philanthropists. He was a great admirer of the Tamil Poetess 'Avvaiyar'.  Ancient paintings depicting scenes from the epics Ramayanam and Mahabaratham are found in the mandapam of Arulmighu Chennaraya Perumal Temple.


Papparapatty is about 7km from Dharmapuri.  Freedom fighter subramaniya Siva lived and died. A Samadhi is built here in his memory.

How to reach Dharmapuri

By Air

        Nearest Airports – Bangalore, Salem and Chennai

By Rail

        It connects by rail to Chennai and other parts of the state

By Road

       It is connected to all the district of the state and even
neighboring states.