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Dindigul District

Dindigul District திண்டுக்கல் is an administrative region in the south of Tamil Nadu, India. The district was carved out of Madurai District in the year 1985. The district is famous for its lock and tannery industries.

It is bounded on the north by Erode and Karur districts, on the east by Tiruchirappalli District, on the southeast and south by Madurai District, on the southeast by Theni District, and on the west by the state of Kerala and Tiruppur District.

The Palani and Kodaikanal taluks are famous tourist regions in South India. These taluks are cooler compared to other regions of Tamil Nadu.

Dindigul district

Dams

Dharmathupatti Dam, Kamarajar Dam, Manjalar Dam, Marudhanadhi, Pannapatti, Parapalar Dam, Palar- Porandalar Dam, Varadamanadhi Dam, Peranai and Kuthiraiyar Dam
[edit] Divisions

The district of Dindigul has 8 taluks

* Dindigul
* Palani
* Athoor
* Kodaikanal
* Oddanchatram
* Vedasandur
* Nattam
* Nilakkottai

Demographics

It had a population of 1,923,014 as of 2001. It is 35.01% urbanised as per Census 2001.

The district has a literacy of 69.83% and is below the average in the state.
[edit] Flora and Fauna
Lake in Kodaikanal, the most famous tourist destination in the district

Sandana Vembu, Silavagai, Mahagani, Kadukai (Terminalia chebula), Seehakai (Acacia concinna), Nellikai (Emblica officinalis) and Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), Bluegum (Eucalyptus globulus), Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) and Pine (Pinus patula)

Gaur, Malabar Squirrel, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri Thar, Sambar, Panther, Wild dog, Barking deer, Mouse deer and Indian Elephant.


Tourist places

Kodaikkanal
Palani
Sirumalai
Dindigul Fort Athoor Kamaraj sagar dam
Forest Rest House

Kodaikanal, Poombarai, Kukkal, Kavunji, Berijam and Devadanapatty.


Places of Worship

There are many ancient places of Worship in this district like the Palani Murugan Temple, Thadikombu - Perumal Temple, Dindigul - Kottai Mariammam Temple, Begambur Big Mosque, Dindigul - Abirami amman Temple, Athoor-Sadayandi temple Nadupatti - Anjaneyar Temple, Kunnuvarankottai or Kunnapatti Kasi Visalakshi-Viswanathar temple (See also Sri Sacchidananda Bharati I), Anaipatti Anjaneyar temple, Devadanapatty Kamakshi Amman temple and Sendaraya Perumal temple in Old Batlagundu .

Revenue Divisions

3

Taluks

8

Blocks

14

Corporation & Municipalities

3

Town Panchayats

24

Revenue Villages

358

Panchayat Villages

306

 



 

 

 
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