Dindigul's history is based on the fort above the small rock hill and the fort. The frontier between the three prominent kingdoms of South India, the Pandyas, Cheras and Cholas, was the area of Dindigul. The Chola king, Karikal Cholan, conquered the Pandya kingdom during the first century A.D. and Dindigul came under the rule of Chola.The Pallavas took over most of Southern India's provinces during the sixth century, and Dindugul was under Pallavas' rule until Cholas recovered the state in the 9th century, and by the 13th century the Pandyas regained control.
Most of the Tamil Nadu kingdoms were ruled by Delhi Sultanites in the 14th century, with the Madurai Sultanate ruling this region between 1335-1378. By the end of 1378, the Vijayanagara army had defeated the Muslim rulers and later established their rule.
Madurai Nayaks became strong in 1559, until then part of the Vijayanagara empire, and became a strategic gateway to their North Kingdom with Dindigul. Muthukrisna Nayakka became king of the kingdom in 1602 A.D. after the death of King Viswanatha Nayak in 1563, who constructed a strong hill fort in 1605 A.D. At the bottom of the hill, he also built a fort. Following Muthukrishna Nayak were Muthuveerappa Nayak and Thirumalai Nayak. During the Nayak rule of Madurai under Thirumalai Nayak, Dindigul once again came to prominence. Rani Mangammal became the ruler of the region who governed effectively after his immediate failed successors.
Top most sightseeing places in Dindigul
Thadikombu Perumal Temple is situated about 18 km away from Dindigul on the Dindigul-Karur highway. The temple's principal deity is Lord Alagar. During the Tamil month of Chitrai, which falls in April and May the temple's main festival is celebrated. During this festival, a daily prayer for 12 days is given to the deity.
Palani : On the day Uttiram star (nakshatra) is ascendant, Palani's most significant festival is Pankuni Uttiram in March-April. At the foot of the hill, this ten-day event at the Tiru Avinankudi temple takes place in the off-season and so farmers and other rural folk participate in it and give paddy offerings to the temple. Some of the monthly k?rttikais attract a crowd of one lakh; the K?rttikai Dîpam and Vaik?ci Vic?kam each receive two lakhs of people. The same thing can be said about Skanda Sasthi.
The Thai Pusam is joined by three lakhs of people. The spectacle of Pankuni Uttiram was estimated at five lakhs of simple and unsophisticated people of immense confidence in the Lord.
Every day along with his consorts Valli and Teyvanai, the utsava deity of Muttukum?ra Sw?mi is taken in procession in the morning and again at night. The procession covers the Giri Veedi around the hill of Lord Dand?yudhap?ni's temple on some days.
In these processions, groups of skilled T?v?ram musicians sing Tiruppugazh and other hymns in chorus. At street level, the deity is installed in chapparam, ivory palanquin, K?madhenu, golden peacock, donkey, silver elephant, silver chariot, golden horse and other v?hanas (carriers) and in the golden car at the top of the hill on the fifth day. The seventh day, the Day of Days, is Panguni Uttiram. The god is taken to the waters at dawn for a swim. They are also anointed with a pair of wooden sandals, kavadi and Idumban Thadi.
The temple is open beginning at 6.00 a.m. From 8.00 p.m. The Temple opens at 4.30 a.m. on festival days. In the temple, six poojas are performed, namely, Vilaa pooja at 6.30 a.m., Siru Kall pooja at 8.00 a.m., Kaala Santhi at 9.00 a.m., Utchikkala Pooja at 12.00 noon. At 6.30 p.m., the Golden Car can be seen.
Kodaikanal Observatory: The Indian Institute of Astrophysics Kodaikanal Observatory is situated in the beautiful Palani range of hills in Southern India. It was founded as a Solar Physics Observatory in 1899 and all of the Madras Observatory's activities were transferred to Kodaikanal.
Astronomy Museum: A famous astronomy museum on campus has been organised for tourists by the Observatory. The screens, aided by a few versions, are largely pictorial. It also shows a live solar picture and the Fraunhofer spectrum. The Kodaikanal Observatory is open to the public from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 from April 1 to June 15. The Observatory will only be open to the public every Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 for the rest of the year.
How to reach Dindigul
By Bus : The Number 7 national highway connects Madurai to Dindigul. NH 45A, which connects Chennai to Kanyakumari, passes through Dindigul. Also, NH 209 connects Dindigul to Bangalore. State roads pass through Dindigul, such as Bathalgundu Road and Natham Road. The Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporations provide services in Dindigul. So do many other private players, too.
By Train : The Dindigul Railway Station offers excellent connections to both Madurai and Chennai, and all trains pass via Dindigul from Chennai to Madurai southwards. It also falls on the Karur-Madurai route that provides Palani with passenger trains.
By Air: Nearest airport: 70 km from Dindigul, Madurai Airport.
Located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Meghamalai is a fun and foggy mountain range. Meghamalai, situated in the Western Ghats, is historically known as the High Wavy Mountains. Because of the magnificent mountains and the picturesque tea and cardamom plantations, the place has natural scenic beauty. At a distance of around 126 kilometres from the hill station, the closest airport to Meghamalai is Madurai Airport.
Meghamalai's hill station has some of the finest natural views of spice plantations and hills. Although the atmosphere with plenty of wildlife is very good, the place does not have a lot of great tourist attractions or interesting activities.
The Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is a project the government is considering because of its outstanding wildlife. Breathtaking view points are offered by the entire hill station. Highwavy, a spot that gives a beautiful view of the Varusanadu Hills, is one of them. For pleasant leisure walks, the well-spread plantations and an artificial lake provide opportunities. There are six dams located on the hills that are also popular attractions for tourists.
Vellimalai is dotted with silver-lined clouds in the centre of Meghamalai and has numerous wild animals. The river Vaigai originates somewhere in this area.
Morning pick up from Dindigul.
On the way Breakfast (Your own cost).
Then proceed towards Meghamalai.
On the way to visit Megamalai sightseeing places such as Highwavys Dam, Megamalai View Point,Chinna Suruli,Manalar Dam.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Megamalai.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then Proceed to visit Megamalai sightseeing places such as Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Manalar Waterfall,Venniyar Tea Estate, Highwavys Lake.
Then proceed towards Dindigul
Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
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