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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.
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.
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
Dindigul is on the NH7 highway from Chennai to Madurai.