Tourist Places in Erode District
Erode is one of the important city in Tamil Nadu. Generally Erode is called as 'Turmeric City' of India. Erode district has many places worth to see. Some of the famous places have been listed in below.
Sangameshwarar Temple is one of the famous pilgrimage place in Tamil nadu. Sangameshwarar Temple is located in Bhavani which is 55km away from Salem, 40km away from Mettur and 15km away from Erode. Bhavani is known for this temple.
Sangameshwarar Temple was built 1000 years back by Kongu Kiings. This temple had been built at the meeting point of rivers Cauvery and Bhavaani. This temple is also called as Kooduthurai by local people.
Kodumudi is located 40km away from the city of Erode. Kodumudi is one of the famous pilgrimage place in Kongu region. Kodumudi is famous for its Magudeswarar Temple. This temple is located in the bank of river Cauvery.
The river Cauvery gets diversion from on its flow from South to east at this place only. The specialty of Magudeswarar temple is that the god Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma are worshipped at one place. This temple has 3000 year old tree named as Vanni Tree.
Pooja timings in Kodumudi Magudeswarar Temple
Ushakala Pooja(Sunrise Pooja) – 6:00AM
Kaalasandhi Pooja – 7:00AM
Utchikaala pooja (Noon Pooja) – 12:00PM
Saayaraksha Pooja(Sunset Pooja) - 6:00PM
Ardhajama Pooja(Night Pooja) – 8:00PM
Hill Temples of Lord Murugan
Erode district has many temples which is dedicated to Lord Muruga. Most of the Murugan temples are located in hills. The following hill Murugan temples are very famous and worth to visit in Erode district.
Sivanmalai Sivanmalai is dedicated to Lord Muruga and located 50km from the city of Erode and very near to the town of Kangeyam.
Chennimalai Chennaimalai is a famous Murugan Temple which is located 30km from the city of Erode and 12km from Perundurai.
Thindalmalai Thindalmalai is located 5km from the City of Erode and famous place.
Vattamalai Vattamalai is located 5km from the town Kangeyam and around 40km from the City of Erode.
Bannari Amman Temple
Bannari is very famous place in Erode district and it is located 15km away from the town Satyamangalam. Bannari is famous for its Amman Temple. Bannari Amman Temple is very important Sakthi temple in Kongu region. This temple is located at the bottom of western Ghats. Firework Festival which is called as Kundam is very famous and this festival is organized during Apr-May of every year.
Bannari Amman Temple
Dams in Erode district
2 important dams are located in Erode district.
Bhavanisagar Dam - This dam is built across the river Bhavani and located 16km away from the town Sathy. This dam looks very beautiful and one of the important tourist place in the district of Erode.
Kodiveri dam – This dam is located 10km from the town Gobhichettipalayam and 55km from the city of Erode.
Government Museum, Erode
Government has opened a museum at Erode in the year of 1987. This museum has inscription of Kongu Chola, Tanjore paintings, manuscripts, coins, hero stones from Bargur, Kodumanal antiques, geological objects and other pre-history items.
Address of the Museum
Municipal Office Campus,
Erode – 638 001.