Located on the Karnataka border, in north-western Tamil Nadu, Dharmapuri district also offers many attractions for the tourist. The district headquarters town is the famous for its Mallikarjunaswamy temple built in the 8th-century ad. This Pallava-style temple has many beautiful sculptures and epigraphs. The Ariyanathaswami temple here was once a Jain habitat. Sir Thomas Munroe lived here.
We have picked up the best places that should not be missed out while visiting in Dharmapuri.
This was also called “Thagadur” capital of King Athiyaman, who was one of the seven famous philanthropists. He was the great admirer of the Tamil poetess “Avvaiyar” ancient paintings depicting scenes from the epics Ramayana and Mahabaratham are found in the Mandapam of Arulmighu Chennaraya Perumal temple.
Hogenakkal, which means ‘smoking rock’ in Kannada, got its name because of the cloud of mist and the smoke-like appearance created by the spray of the plunging waters of the river Kaveri. It is a sacred bathing place, famed for the curative power of its water. The surrounding mountains and the rugged scenery have made it one of the beautiful places in the state.
Freedom fighter Subramaniya Siva lived and died here. A Samadhi is built here in his memory.