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* ''''Amaravati river'''' - This river is near Kodaikanal hills
 
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==Talk==
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The travelers to the villages in this area are advised to pick up a few essential sentences in the local language Tamil as many do not speak English '''although familiar with a few English words.'''
  
 
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The nearest airports are at [[Madurai]] (1.5 hours away) and [[Trichy]].
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=== By train ===
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Dindigul junction is on the main train route from Chennai-Madurai-Kanyakumari and is approximately 440 kilometres from Chennai.
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Kodaikanal road station is approximately 22 kilometres from Dindigul Junction
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=== By road ===
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Dindigul is on the NH7 highway from Chennai to Madurai.
  
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== Get around ==
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Revision as of 05:52, 2 April 2011

Dindigul District [1] is in South Western Tamilnadu. Refer Southwestern_Tamil_Nadu

This District was carved out of the composite Madurai District in September 1985. This district has many places of tourist interest like Kodaikanal, Palani temple, some historical forts and temples. This district is bound by Erode, Coimbatore, Karur and Trichy districts on the North, by Sivaganga and Tiruchi District on the East, by Madurai district on the South and by Theni and Coimbatore Districts and Kerala State on the West.

There are many taluks or sub-divisions in Dindigul district. They are Nilakottai, Batlagundu, Athoor, Natham, Kodaikanal, Palani, Oddanchatram, and Vedasandur.


Dindigul region map, Tamilnadu, South India.

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Dindigul region map, Tamilnadu, South India.
  • Batlagundu (Tamil Vattalakkundu), is a town on the foothills of Kodaikanal. It is approximately forty kilometres away from Dindigul by road. There are regular buses (every 15 minutes) from Dindigul bus stand and it is a 45 minute ride to this town. Kodaikanal road railway station is on the Chennai-Madurai main railway route and is twenty kilometres by road to Batlagundu on the way to Kodaikanal Hill station. It may be noted by the travellers that not all express trains on this route stop in Kodaikanal road railway station. Batlagundu, which is on the Madurai-Kodaikanal road, can also be reached from Madurai by bus. There are regular buses (every 10 minutes) from Arappalyam bus stand in Madurai and is a comfortable 1.5 hour drive (approx. 60 km). This area is famous for many ancient temples of worship.
  • Palani - This is a famous temple in Tamilnadu and is one of six famous temples of Lord Muruga.
  • Viruveedu - This is in Nilakottai taluk and is 45 km from Dindigul city. This is famous for oil mills.
  • 'Amaravati river' - This river is near Kodaikanal hills

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

The travelers to the villages in this area are advised to pick up a few essential sentences in the local language Tamil as many do not speak English although familiar with a few English words.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airports are at Madurai (1.5 hours away) and Trichy.

By train

Dindigul junction is on the main train route from Chennai-Madurai-Kanyakumari and is approximately 440 kilometres from Chennai.

Kodaikanal road station is approximately 22 kilometres from Dindigul Junction

By road

Dindigul is on the NH7 highway from Chennai to Madurai.

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By car

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