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Namakkal District

Namakkal District

About Namakkal District and Its History

  • Namakkal city is the headquarters of the Namakkal district in Tamilnadu. Namakkal district was separated from Salem District by the year 1997.
  • India's second-largest poultry industry and poultry farms are found in this district. Namakkal is famous for the largest truck transport industry and chicken egg production in Tamil Nadu.
  • Two Cave Temple, Ranganatha Temple, Tallest Hanuman Shrine, Rock fort, Kolli Hills & lorry bodybuilding companies are popular in this district. There are famous temples and tourist centers in this district. One of the special features of the Namakkal is that it has a temple with the largest statue of Anjaneyar in Tamil Nadu.
  • The district has a long history from the 9th century. The place mentioned in the Puranas as Namagiri gets the name Namakkal. Namagiri rock found here is the reason behind the name "Namakkal" for this place. It is a single rock with a height of 65m. Above the rock, there is a fort, which was built by Great Emperor Tippu Sultan.
  • Surrounded by hills and rich in nature, this industrial city is proud to be the birthplace of the famous Tamil poet and peace activist Ramalingam Pillai.

Namakkal District Complete Details

Namakkal District Information
Total Area 3368.21 sq.kms
Total Population 17,26,601
Male Population 8,69,280
Female Population 8,57,321
Population Density 510/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 640 mm
Climate Condition 40*c Maximum and 18*c Minimum
STD Code 04286
Pin Codes 637***
Nearest Airport Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Trichy (93 km from Namakkal)
Bus Stand Namakkal Bus Stand, Kamaraj Nagar, Namakkal
Railway Station Namakkal railway station, Namakkal
Namakkal District Court Phone Number 04286 280017
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04286 281100, collrnmk@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04286 281424, 9154155005, dphnmk@nic.in
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number 04286 232094, 9489900300, ceonmk@nic.in
District Employment Office Number, Email id 04286 222260, 9499055947, deo.nmk@tn.gov.in
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04286 281103, 9445000910, dro.tnnmk@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04286 281080, 8300827517, dronmk@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 7 Taluks - Namakkal (Tiruchengode, Rasipuram, Paramathi Velur, Sendamangalam,
Kumarapalayam, Kolli Hills and Mohanur.)
Head Post Office Phone Number, Email id 04286 221180, ganesapuramso@indiapost.gov.in
Namakkal Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Namakkal Emergency Numbers

Namakkal Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Kolli Hills
As Yercaud is to Salem, Kollimalai is special to Namakkal district. There are more than 10 villages in this hill with an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 400 square kilometers. A lot of food, flavorings and herbs are available here. The water fall on this mountain is remarkable. Kollimalai foothills can be reached in about 1 hour from Namakkal.

Agaya Gangai Kolli Hills Namakkal
The beautiful waterfall in Kolli hill is called Agaya Ganga. Arapaleeswarar Temple, Government Herb Farm, Botanical Garden, Telescope Center etc. are notable places in this waterfall area. The beauty of the aiyaru river which cascades from a height of about 135 feet is amazing.

Anjaneyar Temple Namakkal
Anjaneyar Temple is very famous in in Namakkal town. The temple is notable for its huge single stone statue of Anjeneyar.

Namakkal Kavignar Ninaivillam
The house where Tamil scholar and poet Namakkal Ramalingam Pillai lived has been converted into his memorial. Objects used by him, various documents, photographs etc. are displayed in this house.

Ardhanareeswarar Temple Tiruchengode
Lord Shiva appears here as Arthanareeswarar in a look unlike anywhere else in Tamil Nadu.

Kailasanathar Temple
This temple is called Keezakoil. The main god here is also known as Pandeeswarar. Built by the Pandya king, this temple is an ancient Shiva temple.

  • Aiyaru River
  • Arpalleeswarar Temple
  • Namakkal Dhurgam Fort
  • Golden Temple Car


Namakkal District Political Map Updated