I am from Chennai but I live in Erode.It is a town that is fast developing into a city.
Erode is known for its textiles like Erotex,its milk supply(for a long long time people travelling in trains past Erode would buy milk at Erode railway station.) We can get hot milk even in the middle of the night.
Erode is also famous for turmeric which is exported to other countries.
An Egg powder processing company is in Erode and is considered one of the best in Asia.
There are many temples in and around Erode. From Erode one can go to Kodumudi,Unjalur(Shesadri Swamigal brindavanam),Dharapuram Anjaneya Temple,Thirupur Venkatachalapathi Temple,Thingalur Moon temple,Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple,Namakkal Anjaneya and Narasimha Temples,Bannari Mariamman Temple,Pariyur Kaali TEmple etc.
Film makers prefer the rustic locale of Erode and its surrounding towns for film shoots.
The people of Erode nay of all Kongu Naadu are very well mannered. They call all women 'akka' or sister and all men 'anna' or brother.