Tirupur, popularly known as the ‘Garment Hub of India’, located on the banks of River Noyyal, is the cradle of knitted attires, Hosieries, seasonal and sports wears. Tirupur is also called the ‘Dollar City’ as it is a major trading centre with inflow of foreign exchange for the country as this city produces 90% of India’s cotton wool export, thus known to be a traditional hub of cotton ginning. Therefore city satisfies the foreign exchange seekers with the currency exchange rates today.
Geographically, Tirupur is located in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India and functions as the administrative headquarters of Tirupur district, wherein Coimbatore is the closest city. Interestingly Ooty is a much visited hill station at a distance of 96 km from Tirupur. A brief on some of the fascinating places of visit will make a voyager’s trip reasonable and fruitful.
Lovers & Historical Places in Tirupur to Visit
Thirumoorthy Dam – You can cover tirupur to thirumoorthy dam distance in 2 hour time. The Thirumoorthy hills connecting Thirumoorthy Dam with the Thirumoorthy temple at the foothills and the Panchalingam waterfalls cascading water into the reservoir is a panoramic view.
Amaravathi Crocodile Farm
The biggest population of Crocodiles in South India commonly named as Marsh Crocodiles or Persian Crocodiles are discovered in the Amaravathy reservoir and also in the rivers of Chinnar, Thennar and Pambar which drains into this reservoir. They are dangerous to human beings as they feed on mammals, reptiles, fish etc. irrespective of their size. Captive breeding is practised to save this species which is at the verge of extinction. An ideal spot for eco-lovers.
Noyyal River – Though a very small river, in the western region of Tamil Nadu, it serves as a tributary of River Kavery. River Noyyal with its canals, tanks and rivulets dating back to the ChalukyaChola Kings was an efficient system providing sufficient but also preventing floods and maintaining underground water levels. the river drains into the River Kaveri at Noyyal, a place named after the same river.
Orathuppalayam Dam – Also called as Noyyal Orathuppalayam Dam and Reservior is sited in the Tirupur district in the central of Chennimalai and Kangayam. The farmers used this dam as a source of irrigation for agriculture but within few years it was used as a wastage tank for fast growing textile industries and farmers had to stop agriculture. Kodumanal, the once renowned archaeological site which had rich collection of Roman coins, potteries and megalithic tombs are also affected by the conversion of this dam into effluents tank.
Entertainments & Sight Seeing
Sri Sakthi Cinemas – rebuild into a multiplex which enabled bringing back families and women as audience. A diversion for tourists in this area with limited choice.
Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue– Kumaran was a known revolutionary born in Chennimalai, who initiated the DesaBandhu Youth Association and killed on the banks of river Noyya in the course of moving in a march against the British in 1932. A stamp was delivered on his 100th birthday and a statue was raised as a memorial and this spot is used as a important site for public protest march.
Tirupur Famous Temples to Visit
Avinashi Temple– The history of this town is focused on the Avinashi Temple also called Avinasilingeswarar temple. A very fast developing region and the temple is a popularly visited pilgrimage of the Kongunadu region with a splendid ethnic legacy.
AyyanKovil–20 kilometers west of Tirupur and around 40 kilometres east of Coimbatore the Arulmigu Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan Temple is cited in V Ayyampalayam
ArulmiguKadu Anumantharaya Swamy Temple, Tirupur– This temple is placed in Dharapuram. It is said to be one of the nine sacred places of the Madhwa community.
ArulmiguUthukuli Murugan Temple, Alangadu Jain Temple and
Uttukuli Murugan Temple are some others.
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