- About Namakkal
A trip to Namakkal promises a vivid potpourri of experiences. This
historic town dating way back to the 9th century offers endless
surprises to the intrepid traveler. From the temples reflecting the
artistic finesse of the Chera period to the astounding natural wonders,
Namakkal has surprises galore.
Famed for its poultry farms and lorry building industries, Namakkal finds position as Indias second biggest egg producing region. Namakkal is also home to the famous Tamil poet V Ramalingam Pillai. His poems on the non-violent independent movement of India still evoke spirits of nationalism in Indians.
- Place of Interest
Kolli Hills packs various attractions including the Agaya Gangai
waterfalls, Arapaleeswarar temple, and pineapple and jackfruit
plantation. Hikers would go head over heels for the mysterious trekking
trails of Kolli Hills. Situated at a height of 1000- 1300 meters above
sea level, Kolli Hills stands as an outliner of the Eastern Ghats. A
visit to Kolli Hills could fetch you with glimpses of black bears,
hares, wild dogs and porcupines.
Rockfort, popular as Malai Kottai, and the temples surrounding it form a part of the popular attractions in Namakkal. A monolith towering to a height of 65 meters, Rockfort is rich with the architectural finesse of the artisans of the bygone era.
A Namakkal trip is not complete without a visit to the three popular temples. The Hanuman Temple, The Narasimmar- Namagiri Amman Temple and The Ranganathar Temple. These are located around the Rockfort. Ranganathar Temple, where Gandhiji delivered his address in the year 1933, is situated on the foothills of Malai Kottai.
The list of temples in this quaint town is endless. If you savor the idea of exploring the rich cultural heritage of India and its temples, a visit to Namakkal is sure to satisfy you.
- Best Time To Visit
November to February.
- How to Reach
Trichy is the nearest airport.
Salem and Erode are the nearest railway stations.
Regular buses connect Namakkal to all major cities including Salem, Erode, Trichy, and Chennai.