Namakkal Information

Aiyaru River

Beautiful river, its constituent streams are Aroychi Aru, Kanappadi Moolai Aru, Maasimalai Aruvi, Nakkattu Aru, and Thazhigai Aru. It Originates in the Siddhan Kuttu Peak (4500) as Vellaipaazhi Aru. At various points of its course in the kolli malai, this river is known as the Arappalli Isvarar Aruvi. Beyond the Arappalli Isvarar Kovil it falls down as Akaasa Gangai and flows out of the district at Puliyamsolai to join with the Kaveri.

Akasagangai Water Falls

Kolli Hills situated on the Eastern Ghats at an altitude of 1190 meters in Namakkal District. It is situated at 40 Km from Namakkal. Kolli Hills is known for medicinal herbs and plants. Arappaleeswarar Temple, Govt. Herbal Farm, Aiyaru (River), Akasagangai Waterfalls, Botanical Garden, Telescope house are the important tourist attractions. Every year in the month of May ‘Valvil Ori’ festival is celebrated Anjaneyar Koil : Namakkal is famous for a life size Hanuman Statue (Anjaneyar) of about 200 feet height carved out of a single stone. The city lies at the foot of a huge rock, upon which there is a fort. There are two rock cut cave temples here. Ph 04286-233999

Arthanari Iswarar Koil

The only Siva temple in Tamil Nadu dedicated to the Halved-woman lord. The temple is situated on the Thiruchengode Mountain at a height of 465 meters. The chief deity is a statue of 5’ high and is believed to have been created by siddhas out of an herbal compound. The temple also contains shrines for Murugan (Chengottu Valavar) and Vishnu.

Kailasanathar Koil

This Siva temple is known as the Keezh Kovil (Lower temple) with reference to its location in the town as against the Mael Kovil (upper temple) of Arthanari Isvarar which is up on the hill. Its chief deity was referred to as Vikrama, Pandeeswarar after the Pandian King Vikrama who is said to have begun the construction of the temple. A well in the southeastern part of the town is still known as the Parian Pazhi.

Kolli Hills / Kolli Water Falls

Kolli Hills is a major mountain range and is an outliner of the Eastern Ghats. It is eighteen miles (28 Kilometers) long (North South) twelve miles (19 Kilometers) wide (East/West) and covers approximately 400 square miles. Viewed from plains of Namakkal the mountain appears as a flat-topped mass, next to the Servarayan. Ph : 04286-247500.

Namakkal Dhurgam Fort

It is one of the naturally strong forts steeped in bloody history of the district. It was retaken by Hyder Ali a few months afterwards and was lost again to the British in 1792.

Kavinger Raamalingam Pillai Memorial

Illam He was born on 10-10-1888. He had he distinction of being appointed as ‘Aasthana Kavignar’ (poet of the state) and later honored with the title of ‘Padmabushan’ As a mark of respect his memorial was opened on 1-2-2000. His Memorial 111am is located in 19, Kavinger Ramalingam Street.


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