Namakkal Tourist Information

Anjaneya temple:

The Anjaneya temple is an identity of Namakkal. Worshippers from various parts of India visit this temple to seek the blessing of Lord Anjaneya. The speciality of this temple is the 13 ft high Anjaneya effigy which is placed in the manner that, it faces just opposite to the idol of Lord Narasimha.

Koolippatti Murugantemple

Koolipatti Murugan temple is a noteworthy tourist destination at Namakkal. This small hill temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga. The surrounding of this temple is no beautiful and serene. This lovely Murugan temple is located at the distance of 3 km from Namakkal Enroute Thuraiyur.

 

Arthanatheeswarar temple

Arthanatheeswarar is the top most attraction of Namakkal. This sacred temple is located on hill at an altitude of 900 m. This temple is situated in Tiruchengodu, Namakkal. The legend has it that, this is the very spot where Lord Shiva gave his left half to his wife Goddess Parvathi. And the goddess here is called as Ardhanari ( half male and half female).

 

Kolli hills

The top most attraction of Namakkal is the Kolli hills. This spectacular hills is situated at a distance of 4km from Namakkal. These lovely mountains are approximately 1000 to 1300 m in height and cover an area of 280 km². It takes about 70 curvy bends to reach the apex of the hill. Kolli Hills are mentioned in numerous works of classical Tamil literature like Silappathigaram, Manimekalai, Purananuru and Ainkurnuru.

Dhurgam fort

Dhurgam fort is located in Namakkal and is one of the major tourist attractions in Namakkal. This colossal fort is built by Ramachandra Nayakar. Though the fort is just the remaining of the former self, it didn’t fail to attract visitors. This fort sprawls across an area of one acre and a small staircase leads to this fort from the foot of the hill. The rock curved cave temples of Narasimhaswamy and Ranganathaswamy are located on either side of the Namgiri hills.