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Dharmapuri District

Dharmapuri District

Land of Horticulture

  • Dharmapuri town is the headquarters of the Dharmapuri District.
  • This District was separated from the Salem district and declared a separate district in the year 1965 due to various reasons and stunted development.
  • Dharmapuri district is mainly agricultural. Chinnaru, Vaniyaru, Nagavati, Kesarkula, Vallimadurai dams, and Echambadi Dams are constructed across the thenpennai River.
  • Horticulture is the major technology followed in the Dharmapuri district for agriculture.
  • The district is rich in forests and produces a lot of mountain and garden crops.
  • Dharmapuri cultivates all kinds of Vegetables and Fruits. The major crop grown in this district is Mango. These mango varieties are called Killimukku. Katla, Rogu, and Mirgal are the major varieties of fish available here.
  • Hogenakkal Waterfalls is a famous tourist place located in the Dharmapuri district.
  • Dharmapuri district is also well known for Marble Stones and Black granites.

History of Dharmapuri

  • Dharmapuri district has the honor of being the birthplace of Adhiyamaan Neduman Anji, the great warrior and powerful king.
  • The region of Tagadur ruled by Adiyaman, one of the Kadaiyelu vallalgal, is now known as Dharmapuri.
  • There are many histories of Athiyaan's Bravery. But everyone knows him for an important act. It is a very rare type of wild gooseberry that does not cause death. When Adiyaman got the fruit, he did not eat it and gave it to avvaiyar Tamil female poet, thinking that she should create more idols in Tamil and keep Tamil alive so that she would not die.
  • Hoysalas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Kings, Sultans, Nayak rulers, and British were the emperors who ruled Dharmapuri.
  • There are historical and ancient monuments here like Kaala Bhairavar from the Adhiyamaankottai period, Chenraya Perumal temple, and Kalyanaramar temple in Tenkaraikottai.

Dharmapuri District Complete Details

Dharmapuri District Information
Total Area 4,498 square Kilometers
Total Population 1,506,843
Male Population 774,303
Female Population 732,540
Population Density 340 people per sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 760 mm to 910 mm
Climate Condition 38*c Maximum and 18*c Minimum
STD Landline Code 04342
Pin Codes 635***, 636***
Nearest Airport Salem Airport (50 km from Dharmapuri)
Bus Stand Dharmapuri Bus Stand Road, Dharmapuri
Railway Station Dharmapuri Railway Station, Duraisamy Gounder Street, Dharmapuri
Dharmapuri District Court Contact Number, Email id 04342 269500, drm.pdc-tn@indiancourts.gov.in
District Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04342 230500, 9444161000, collrdpi@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04342 230720, 9444922622, dphdpi@tn.nic.in
District Education Office Telephone Number 04342 234420
District Employment Office Number 04348 235006
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04342 230896, 9445000908, drodpi@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number 04342 260895, 9789230301
District Taluk List 7 Taluks (Dharmapuri, Nallampalli, Palacode, Karimangalam, Pennagaram, Harur, Pappireddipatti)
Dharmapuri Head Post Office Phone Number 04342 260143
Dharmapuri Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Dharmapuri Emergency Numbers

Dharmapuri Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Theertha Malai, a famous Shiva temple in Dharmapuri district, is about 17 km from Harur. The founder of this hilltop temple is also named Theertha Giriswarar. The Chola kings have donated a lot to this ancient and beautiful temple. Tamil Nadu Tourism Department has established accommodation facilities here. The Maha Shivratri Utsavam is being held here in a very special way.

Adhiyamaan Kottai
At a distance of 7 km from Dharmapuri city, the ruined Athiyaman Fort stands as historical testimony.

Hogenakkal Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls among tourists. Surrounded by mountains, the beautiful waterfall and its beauty are sure to attrack everyone. Hogenakkal is 47 kilometers away from Dharmapuri town. Coracle Boat Ride – 'Parisal' is very famous in Hogenakkal.

Subramaniya Siva
At Papparapatti, a small town near Pennagaram, there is a memorial to Subramaniya Siva, a patriot and Indian Freedom Fighter.

Other Tourist Places and Destinations in Dharmapuri District

  • Dharmapuri Fort Temple
  • Kala Bairavar Temple
  • Hanumanthathirtham
  • Mallikarjuneshwarar Temple (Hanging Pillar)