Tiruppur Places to Visit in Tirupur Tourist Places Tamil Nadu

Tirupur is located on the banks of River Noyyal.  Tiruppur is also a textile city.  This district formed is with the taluks from Coimbatore district and Erode district.  Some important taluks of Tirupur are Avinashi, Palladam, Dharapuram, Kangeyam, and Udumalpet.  Tirupur is the administrative head quarters of this city.

Tirupur City

It is a small city compared to Coimbatore.  It is he center of Tamil Nadu cotton Knitwear industry and successfully markets its products in India and overseas.  Tirupur is one of the fastest growing cities in India.  It is also called the knits capital of India as it caters to famous brands and retailers from all over the world.

Tirupur India

Tirupur is the "Knitwear" capital of India.  It contributes a huge amount of foreign exchange in India.  It has spurred up the textile industry in India for the past three decades.  Its economic boom boosts the morale of Indian Industrialist.  Great thing about Tirupur economy is that it is ever growing.

Tirupur has carved its name in the Indian history even before her independence. Tiruppur Kumaran was one of the freedom fighters. Who was killed during the lathi charge when he was on a patriotic march in Kumaran road without letting down Indian National Flag.  It was a great inspiration to its people.  Former chief minister of Tamilnadu; C.N. Annadurai met Periyar E.V.Ramaswamy for the first time in Tirupur during Periyar's campaign.  It is consider as a great turn over in the Indian political history.

Tirupur History

The name tiruppur has emerged during the epic ages.  It had been said that the thieves stole the shepherds of pandavas and his forces recaptured them.  That is why it is known as Thiruppu=turnoor=place.  This also been mentioned in the official website of the Tirupur district.  The old name Dharapuram was changed into Viradapuram. This name is quoted in verses of Mahabaratham. Evidence of ancient Tirupur has been collected as coins and old pottery items. We can see these things in many places of the modern city during the excavation of new buildings. 

The earliest stone carving of Chola has mentioned about "Kanchi Maanadhi" the fertile sand that it deposits on its banks.  The land of Tirupur was very fertile and agricultural flourished region.  That's why Tirupur is a centre for trading of cotton, Vegetables etc.  The Visveswaraswamy temple is at the heart of the city. It is one of the oldest temples in this region.

The ancestors said that a Chola king left the 'lingam' present in this temple when he was carrying his idol from Kasi.  The chellandi Amman temple is at the banks of River Noyyal.  It has some idols they are based on the style architecture of cholas.

Tirupur Garments

Tirupur is a great textile town in Tamil Nadu.  It has marketed cotton Ginning factories.  Though cotton trading & Ginning operations have shrunk, Tirupur is still a popular market for unginned cotton.  Tirupur has gained universal recognition as the leading source of Hoisery, Knitted Garments, casual wear and Sportswear.  Tirupur has emerged as the Knitwear capital of the country in three decades.  Triupur is a textile town it commerce precedes everything.  Tirupur's gain stem from its performance in technology and the quality of its macro economic environment.  It also derive much of its ascent from improved perception of its public service.

Tirupur Tourist Places

Avinashi

The word Avinashi means indestructible.  Avinashi is a small town situated near Tirupur.  This town is famous for the Shiva temple constructed by Sundarapandiya. It is closely associated with the great Saiva saint Sundaramoorthy Nauomar..

Tirupur Kumaran Memorial

Tirupur Kumaran was born on 4.10.1904.  He was a stauch freedom fighter who waged a relentless struggle against the British.  He deeply involved in Desabandu Youth Movement his patriotic fervor was extraordinary.  Beaten mercilessly by police he held on to the flag as if it is his own life. He attained Martyrdom on 11.1.1932.  This memorial is situated on Kumaran Salai. It was opened on 7-4-1991 as a mark of respect to the great son of this soil. It is located at Tirupur Kumaran salai, near Tirupur Railway Station.

Udumalai Narayanakavi Memorial

Narayanakavi was born on 25.9.1899.  He worked in cinema, drama, music field and achieved fame by his famous thought provoking lyrics by which he evoked awareness among the people.  He died in the year 1991.  His memorial is located at Udumalaipet.  His life history and photographs are displayed here for the public.

Tirupur Temples

Arulmigu Avina Shilingeswaras Tirukoil

Avinashi temple is about 40km from Coimbatore.  This temple was built by Sundharapandiya in the 15th century.  The sthalapuranam states that two boys were taking bath in a tank when a crocodile swalled one.  Three years later a 'Thread ceremony' was performed to the boy who survived.  Their family was happy on the occasion. There was a grief in the family of the boy who was swallowed by crocodile on his way to meet 'Cheramaan Peruman', Sundaramoorthy Nayanar composed a song for 'Lordshiva' to resurrect the dead child.  His prayers were answered and then the water started flowing into the empty tank and crocodile emerged for in with a grown boy of 8 years.  car festival is the most exciting of the festivals on this temple.  This temple' car is one of the biggest in south India and is noted for its fine carvings.

Sri Kadu Hanumantharaya Swamy Temple

Hanumantharaya Swamy temple is located at Dharaphuram town. It is about 32km from Palani. We can see the Paramahamsar distinguish established by the illustrious saint philosopher, Sri Madhwacharya there appeared in the 15th century Sri Vysa thirtha (1447-1539AD). A saint par excellence who late become the royal preceptor of king Krishna Devaraya on the most enlightened & benevolent rules of Vijayanagar empire.  It is believed that this temple is one of the nine important sacred shrines for the Madhwa community.

Thirumorthy Temple Thirumoorthy Hills

This temple is situated about 50k from pollachi and 20km from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore.  Thirumoorthy temple is situated at the foot of the hill nearer to Thiurmoorthy Dam.  Three moorthy idols originate in same place it is the importance of the temple.  A perennial sream flows by the side of Arulmigu Amanalingeswara Swami temple the Thirumoorthy falls is near there.  It is believed that a few years ago.  Atri Maharishi along with his wife lived here. Progressing by their prayer, Lord Shiva with Brammah and Thiru Moorthigal came in disguise to test their devotion.  The couple offered them tribute by their appearance.  The Thiru Moorthigal refused to accept their offerings as such and demanded that the offerings should be made by Anushiya devi in state of undress.  She accepted their demand and with her power of devotion she changed Thiru Moorthi's into 3 years old babies and fed them.  On seeing the power of devating Anushiya devi, The Thirumoorthi hills.

Dharapuram City

Dharapuram town is situated along the banks of Amaravathi River.  Its municipality is promoted 1st grade municipality on May 6 1983.  Tirupur has a township in 1983.  This town has attained the status of municipality in the year 1916.  It functions as the first grade municipality from 6.5.1983.  The development of town is completely depend on the agriculture and textile trade.

Dharapuram was the capital of south Noyyal District and Bhavani was the capital of North Noyyal district during the British times Dharapuram and the region around the town were part of the chera and kongu country in ancient times.  Chera and Kongu kings ruled them in 850AD.  Then after in 1000AD - 1275AD.  It was ruled by Kongu Cholas who made Dharapuram as their military and political head quarters as the cholan capital was under invasion by a hither to unknown people in South India called Kalabhras during the dark age of Tamilakam.  Sometime later the pandyan empire took control of the region from 1276AD Veerapandian; a pandian ruler made Kalingarayas, a kongu chieftain the prime minister of the Pandyan empire.  During this period, the famous Kalingarayan channel was digged by this visionary and still it continues to irrigate the fertile lands of the region.

The muslims took over the rule after the Nayaks of Madurai ruled.  Then Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan had their sway.  The East Indian company took over the administration in 1799 when Tippu fell to the British.  It is famous for its Annjeeneya temple. British had their military camp in Therupatti village on the palani road, regularly practising rifle firing in the kannimar hills.  The ancient foundry of the chera, Kongunadu is also found to be in the same village.  Dharapuram and Coimbatore got the status of Municipality on the same day.

Kangeyam City

The Kangeyam bull or Kangeyam Cattle belongs to the zebu southern India Mysore type.  There is evidence of the blood of the gray-white ongole cattle in their appearance.  These genes may have given the breed its larger comparative size.  This breed in its native area, is also known by the names of Kangand Kongu Nadu though the name Kangayam is popular.  They are bred in teh Southern and Southern east area of the Erode district of Tamilnadu state in India. There are two varieties of Kangayam cattle, one smaller than the other.

The smaller variety is more prevalent in Kangayam, Dharapuram, Udumalpet, Pollachi, Palladam and Erode while the larger variety is found mainly in Karur, Aravakurchi and Dindigul subdivisions.  Both varieties of this breed are strong and active with compact bodies and short, stout legs with strong hooves.  Horns in the smaller variety spread nearly straight with a slight curve backwards.  The horns are much longer, curve outwards and backwards in the larger variety.  The head is of moderate size with only slightly prominent forehead.  The head is more proportionate to the body with a straighter profile than in most of the Mysore type cattle.  The ears are small, erect and pointed.  The eyes are dark and prominent with black rings around them.

The neck is short and thick.  The back is short, broad and level.  The body is compact, with sprung ribs.  The quarters are slightly drooping.  The dewlap is thin and extends only up to the sternum. The sheath is well tucked up to the body.  The hump in bulls, though well-developed is firm.  The fine and short and the skin is dark in pigment and fine in texture.  The tall is of moderate length with a black switch reaching well below the hocks.

Kangeyam colour is usually grey or white.  The males are grey with black or very dark grey coloring on the head, neck, hump and quarters.  In the cows, the prevailing colour is white and grey with deep markings on the knees and just above the fetlocks on all four legs.  The calves are light or dark brown with gray or white rings on the pasterns and fetlocks.  The heifer turns grey or dark grey at two years.  They retain this colour but with advancing age after maturity the color fades and becomes white.

Male calves become dark grey or iron grey with black shading over the ead, neck, hump, dewlap, fore and hind quarters. The black shading becomes intensified after the maturity.  Castrated males, however, show fading of the colour and turn milk white.  Kangeyam cattle are of moderate size, active and powerful. They are highly prized draft animals. These cows are generally poor milkers but there are encounters of fair producing abilities.

Palladam City

Palladam is situated in the outskirts of Coimbatore city.  The people of this area are interested in the agriculture of cotton and tobacco. The population are in lower, middle class people earning their living on daily wages.  Palladam is a major panchayat with large source of income collected from the business community.  It has own library in and around palladam.  There are many weaving centres and knitting centers, hatchery meant for export to foreign countries earning foreign exchange.

Palladam has many weaving centres and knitting centres in and around. They are mostly meant for export to foreign countries.  Most of their are major textile houses are set up as vertically integrated units enabling them to produce clothing's at a better quality and competitive price.  This sector along with the poultry sector provides direct and indirect employment to numerous people in the region.  This region attracts labour from other part of the nation.
The palladam Hi-tech Weaving Park was commissioned in 2008 and it is one of the nations advanced weaving parks.
It is a cluster of the textile industry and constitutes variety of textile factories. This park serves as a model for the different other textile parks been planned by the Govt. of India.

Major Indian poultry farms are in this region.  Some important poultry farms are

* Sugana Poultry farms,
*Pioneer poultry group,
*Shanthi poultry group,
*Swathi poultry farms are in the Indian poultry industry.  The chicken raised here are transported to nearby states and these companies have also setup similar contract farming in other parts of the nation.  Palladam broiler rate is the bench mark in the Indian poultry industry.  The broiler rates are fixed by the Bcc called as Broiler coordination committee.  It is a very powerful organization in the Indian poultry Industry.  Its members are one of the leading poultry integrators in India. The windmills installed here ranges from as low as 200km to 2,000km. The power generated by these windmills accounts for is the state's electricity supply & India's highest installed wind capacity is in & around this town.  Thus, it is also known as the green city for its renewable expertise.  It accounts for both direct and indirect employment the communities nearby.

Palladam has a great agricultural history in modern farming early 80's to the plantation of variety of medicinal & other trial based plantation till date.  The people of palladam have always relied upon agriculture like many other towns in India.  The association with agriculture hasn't largely diminished over the years due to continuous involvement of community and the participation from the younger generation.

The primary vegetation of cotton in the early 70's & 80's in sync with the boom of textiles.  Later the town adopted the maize crop with the boom in the poultry Industry thus aiding the industries with local supplies to compete with both quality and pricing.

Vegetation are largely based on the local demands like common vegetables consumed by the households like the onions, tomatoes, brinjal, okra, peas, etc. Large amount of cattle's & poultry in the region also leads to vegetation consumed by them.

Sivanmalai

Sivanmalai is about 5km away from Kangeyam and 40km north of Dharapuram near Coimbatore.  The saint poet Tiruvannamalai; Arunagirinathar has sung of Tiruppugazh, he refers this shrine as pattiyalur Lord Muruga was worshipped by Sivavakya Siddhar here. It was a legend that Murugan married Valli against the wishes of her kinsmen who pursued the couple to Sivanmalai all of the tribal huntsmen who fought with the couple were slain Valli requested Murugan to restore life, a long list of her kinsmen and Murugan obliged and restored all the vadars to life.

The hill

It is believed that this is a place of the Sanjeevani hill carried by Hanuman from the Himalayas to restore Lakshmana to life, with the medicinal herbs that grew on it.  Another hill nearby is udiyur malai.  Both these hills are believed to have rare medicinal herbs.

The temple

The temple is built on a hillock.  It's height is about 200steps.  The main shrine enshrines subramaniyar with Valli and Deivayanai.

Tradition

Sivanmalai andavar appears in the dream of an ardent devote and requests that a certain object like sand, water etc to be kept in pooja becomes scarce. Sand kept in pooja would mean the price of the land would go up, water in pooja mean that a drought could be impending etc.

Festivals

Karthiga asterism and New moon days in each month is considered to be of significance at sivanmalai Skandasashti is celebrated in great splendar as in other Murugan temple.  Some other festivals are Thai Poosam, Aadi Kirtikai and Pankuni Uthiram.

Udumalpet City

Udumalpet is called as Poor man Ooty.  It is one of the famous summer resorts in Tamilnadu.  It is surrounded by mountains on three sides.  Udumalai is also known as Udumalpet.  It is a twon and a municipality in Tirupur district.  This city was previously under Coimbatore district but was moved under the newly formed Tirupur district in October 2008.  The change was opposed by many of the residents but it was not reverted back.  The city is surrounded by high mountains of Westernghats on three sides.  This town has a population of about 60,000.  It is an industrial town with number of textile paper and forming related industries are established here.  Famous land marks and monuments in and around the town includes Thirumoorthi hills.  It has the Thirumoorthi water reservoir that provides water supply to the town, Mariamman temple, an old worshiping place in the town center and Amaravathi reservoir, across Amaravathi river.  It provides irrigation to the agricultural lands around the town.  Thirumoorthi hills and Amaravathi Reservoir provide recreational activities.  They are boating, fishing and hiking attracts tourists from other states. Udumalapet lies between the famous temple town of Palani and pollachi in the National Highway. This town is connected by a metre guage railway line also. Udumalpet assembly constituency is a part of Pollachi.
The town had a well developed spinning industry in the 1980s and 1990s. It has since declined due to labour shortages and other labour related issues. Suguna Poultry Ltd is one of the biggest poultry companies in India,was founded in this town. There are many paper manufacturing plants along side of the Amaravathi river. Surrounding areas of the town has seen a huge rise in windmill installations recently. The location of the town across the Palghat Gap, aids tunnelling of the wind flow through the region and aids in wind power generation.

Tirupur Sightseeing

This town is surrounded by hills and has a good weather throughout the year. Waterfalls in Thirumoorthi hills draw a quite few tourists. It takes half an hour to reach the falls by trekking from the Thirumoorthi temple. The Thirumoorthy temple is a scenic place with Amanaligheswarar Thirukkoil at the foot hills. The way a top the hill is pretty exciting up to some 1km and extremely challenging to go beyond that. We have to crawl for about 40meters beneath a rock behind Panchalingam, we could reach the next layer of Western Ghats, that is the plain between two adjacent hills and it is said that even tigers exist there. Udumalpet to Munnar drive gives one unforgettable views of the western ghats. Chinnar is about 25km from Udumalpet and it is a home to the Indira Gandhi wild life sanctuary which is famous for the elephants that inhabit the area. Chinnar is the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As we cross the Tamil Nadu border and enter Kerala, we can see a distinct change in the vegetation. The Tamil Nadu areas have vegetation dominated by shrubs and throny trees. The vegetation in Kerala is lush green with tall trees. Marayur is 20km from Chinnar, famous for its sandal wood forests which often fall prey to poachers.

As we drive Marayur towards Munnar we can see Anamudi, the highest mountain peak in south part of India to your right. This area houses the Eravikulam National Park famous for its population of the Nilgiri Tahr, a mountain goat. This area offers abundant scopefor mountain trekking. On the trekking route to the Anamudi peak, we can see a trout farm. The rest of the drive towards Munnar is neatly manicured tea estates owned by Tata Tea Ltd and Waterfall Estate. The landscape is also dotted by tea factories and labor lines.

There is a trekking route from Amaravathi dam to Kodaikanal. It is frequented by the students of the Amaravathi Sainik School. The villages surrounding Udumalpet are well known for their beauty. Villages are criss-crossed by Amaravathi river and various irrigation canals. Coconut tree farms are common sight and this area is one of the leading producers of coconuts in the region. The countryside is a popular film shooting spot, providing scenic backgrounds and greenery. Thirumoorthi hills houses a beautiful dam which is a very famous shooting spot for Tamil movies and Malayalam movies. It's name in the ancient days was Udumalai and due to its rural atmosphere. It was also named as Pettai. In later period it was changed as Udumalaipettai in Tamil. This selection grade Municipal town which has got a population of about one lakh, gets water for drinking purpose from the Thirumoorthy and Amaravathy Dams situated south of Udumalpet adds beauty to its location. This is an industrial town, since a number of textile, paper and variety of industries have been established here and in the agricultural field too. The famous district tourist spot, thirumurthi hills, it is about 21km south of here would soon get a face lift. As both the union, state, governments have proposals. To put this spot in state and national tourist map, by launching various development scheme in course of time. Coming to the spiritual aspect this taluk has got number of famous temples, in various outstation as well. Near the Sainik school south of here, a boat house, swimming pool, crocodile farm are situated.