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Dharmapuri also referred to as Tahrumapuri is a city in Tamil Nadu majorly known for its mind-boggling views of nature which encompasses mountains, rivers, waterfalls and everything in between. For instance, the Niagra Falls of India - Hogenakkal is situated about 40-50 kilometres away from Dharmapuri.

And apart from the glory of nature, Dharmapuri also has the presence of lots of temples and churches to showcase. Its central location makes it to be one of the most loved weekend travel getaways locally. 

If you are planning to travel here in the coming time, then the best time to visit Dharmapuri would be the winter months.

History of Dharmapuri

Historically, Dharmapuri is believed to have been controlled by the Pallava dynasty in the 8th century. Then by the 9th century, Rashtrakutas took over the reins of kingship from Pallavas which were further passed on to the Cholas by 11th century as they defeated Pallavas.

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In the 18th century, Dharmapuri had become a part of the Mysore Kingdom and went by the name of Baramahal. After the third Anglo-Mysore War, the then king Tipu Sultan had to agree to share his territories with the Britishers that also included Dharmapuri.

Major Attractions in and Around Dharmapuri

1. Hogenakkal Waterfalls. The Hogenakkal waterfalls is a stellar tourist attraction to visit near Dharmapuri. Situated on the banks of Cauvery, the scenic beauty of this place compels you to contemplate upon nature and its musings. Enjoy, click some great snaps and breathe in the beauty of nature here.

2. Chenraya Perumal Temple. This temple is situated in the town of Adhiyakottam and is quite frequently visited by the devotees who are seeking liberation and consider themselves sadhakas. Visiting here you experience a certain sense of peace and serenity within. 

3. Subramanya Siva Memorial. The Subramanya Siva Memorial is located in the Papparapatti town. He was born in 1884 and was considered as a great revolutionary of his times. It is believed that with sheer courage, he inspired many youngsters to join the freedom movement.

How to Reach Dharmapuri

Dharmapuri is an interesting mix of everything good and nothing bad. Yes, the city offers you with various experiences of happiness, excitement, joy and thrill. Located at an approximate distance of 2,315, 1,128, 1,904, 139 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru here is how you can reach this amazing city in Tamil Nadu. 

By Air. The nearest airport is the Bengaluru Airport aka Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) situated at 170-200 km. The airport is spread over 4,000 acres and is operated by the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL). It has very good flight connectivity with nearby cities and regions. Once off the airport, you can easily book an online taxi or a bus to further reach your destination.

Before this, the Hindustan Airport (HAL) in Bengaluru was the nearest situated at a distance of 140 km. However, in 2008, its operation related to domestic flight connectivity were seized and now it is majorly used by the Indian Airforce as a cargo and logistics base. 

  • From Lucknow - Board IndiGo, AirIndia flights from Lucknow Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000 - INR 5,000
  • From Chennai - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, Air India flights from Chennai Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000- INR 3,000
  • From Surat - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, AirAsia flights from Surat Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000- INR 5,000

By Train. Dharmapuri has its own railway station with the station code DPJ. It is mainly managed by the South Western Headquarters of Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. It has been fairly well routed with nearby regions. From the station, you can easily book a taxi or board a bus to reach your destination.

By Road. You can also consider travelling to Dharmapuri by road networks. The roadways and highways connecting Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu with other regions are quite well-maintained. You can consider travelling by interstate/private buses or book a cab or take your own vehicle to reach here.

  • From Vellore - 180 km via NH38 or SH133
  • From Chittoor - 199 km via NH48
  • From Tiruvannamalai - 115 km via NH77

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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