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Dindigal PKR Travels is a town and municipality in the Tamil Nadu state of southern India.
It is the 13th largest town in Tamil Nadu after the cities, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Erode, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Vellore, Thoothukudi, Thanjavur and Nagercoil.
Places to see in Dindigal.
1) Dindigal Fort - This 280-foot-tall fort was constructed in 1605 by Madurai King Muthi Krishna Naicker and Thirumalai Naicker. It was a witness to many wars between rulers like Tipu Sultan and the English men.
2) Sirumalai - Hill Resort - This is a Hill resort for weary travellers and is on the way to Natham from Dindigal. This place is accessible from Madurai also.
3) Thadikombu - Perumal Temple - This is 5 Km. from Dindigal on the way to Karur. The main deity is Lord Alagar and the main festival is during the Tamil month of Chitrai.(April-May)
4) In Dindigal Begambur Big Mosque - This is a famous mosque in Begambur and is around 200-300 years old.
5) In Dindigal Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil - This is an ancient temple believed to be 200 years old and the idol is believed to have been installed by the King Tipu Sultan. There are many deities in this temple like Mariamman which is the main deity, Vinayaka, Muruga, Madurai Veeran, Kali and Durga. The temple structure is in the form of a square. The temple is run by a board of Trustees.
6) Kasi Visalakshi-Vishwanathar Temple in Kunnuvarankottai or Kunnapatti is eight kilometers from Batlagundu on the Batlagundu-Usilampatti road. (It is to be noted that locals pronounce the village name as Kunnuvarankottai or "Kannapatti" but the biography of Sri Sacchidananda Bharathi-I states this place as Kunnuvarankottai or Kunnapatti) This is the birth place of the 25th Pontiff of the Sringeri Sarada Peetam Sri Sacchidananda Bharathi I. There are regular buses every 30 minutes from Batlagundu bus stand to Usilampatti (the bus stop is better known as Kannapatti. Shri V.Viswanathan is the priest of this temple. One main advantage of this temple is that it is just very close (walkable distance) to the main Batlagundu - Usilamapatti road and is easily accessible to devotees. There are budget restaurants in Batlagundu that serve South-Indian dishes. An added attraction is the point of confluence of the three rivers Vaigai, Manjalaru and Maruda. It is pertinent to note that the river Vaigai flows northward near this village. This is an important pilgrimage point where devotees take holy bath in the rivers during auspicious days.
7) In Dindigal Kamakshiamman Temple in Devadanapatti is eight kilometers away on the Batlagundu-Peryakulam road. The deity here is called as Moongilanai Kamakshi. There are regular buses from Batlagundu bus stand (every 10 minutes) to Periyakulam. (the bus stop is Devadanapatti).
8) In Dindigal , Anjaneyar Temple in Anapatti is 5 kilometers from Nilakottai Taluk is quite popular among residents of this area. Nilakottai is 11 kilomteres from Batlagundu bus stand. This is said to be 300 year old temple built by Queen of Madurai Rani Mangamma. The idol will be half buried when the water is in full flow here. This temple is near the Peranai bridge (see site below) and regulator constructed by the British.
9) Dindigal - St.Joseph Church - This 100-year-old church was constructed between 1866 to 1872. This is the head church of all other Roman Catholic churches in Dindigal District.
10) Dindigal - Nagal Nagar perumal Temple - This is a Vishnu temple which is in Nagal nagar near the Railway station.
The above places of Dindigal can be visited by PKR Travels
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