Places to Visit in Namakkal

Namakkal Travel

Namakkal, even known as Namagiri is called "Educational City", the "Poultry City" and the "Transport City" of India.

This is the first Asian municipality, which has been certified with I. S. O. 14001 - 2004 for its exclusive and excellent environmental management system. Apart from being an industrial city, this eco-friendly place is among the pilgrimage sites of south India. This city attracts tourists from all over the state as well as the country for its varied places of worship and rich cultural heritage. Besides contributing to the scenic beauty of this district cum city, the hills and waterfalls of this area make it an ideal place for bird watching and trekking. Namakkal is even famous for herbal medicines.

Best Time to visit

November to January

Places to see in and around Namakkal

  • Agaya Gangai Waterfalls- Cascading down from the Kolli Hills on the Eastern Ghats the jungle stream Panchanathi Adda on to the panoramic natural beauty of the hills.

  • Arapaleeswarar Temple- This temple makes the Kolli Hills a pilgrimage site and is even believed to be leading to Rasipuram's Shiva temple through a secret way.

  • Arungiri Malai- Popularly known as Arunagiri Hills this place is famous for being the location of a Murugan Temple.

  • Asala Deepeswarar Temple- This is an ancient Siva temple that is located on the river bank of the Kaveri River.

  • Eshwaran Temple- There are two Eshwaran temples one is positioned in Mavuretty and the other in Sendhamangalam.

  • Ettukai Amman Temple- This is a Keerambur based temple.

  • Kolli Hills- Along with the meandering streams this lush green hilly area has got three reserve forests

  • which are operated by the Tamil Nadu State Government- Ariyur Solai Reserve Forest; Kundur Nadu Reserve Forest; Pulianjolai Reserve Forest

  • Lord Murugan Temple- Located in Belukurichi this temple is just 25 km away from Namakkal.

  • Namagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple- This cave temple houses a beautiful stone carved idol of Sri Narasimha Swami that is a special form of Lord Vishnu.

  • Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple- This temple has got historical importance of around 1500 years old.

  • Namakkal Fort- Based on the top of a single rock this fort is considered to be one of the national monuments in the Republic of India.

  • Periyasamy Temple- This temple is located at Muthugapatti.

  • Mini Falls

  • Sandana Parai

  • Seekuparai View Point

  • Selur View Point

  • Siddhar Caves

  • Sri Lakshmi Narashimar Temple

How to Reach Namakkal

Nearest Airport

Trichy or Tiruchirapalli Airport, situated on the highway connecting Rameswaram and Tiruchirapalli (National Highway 210), is located at around 79 km distance from the heart of the Namakkal city and the main nearest airport to this south Indian city.

Nearest Railway Station

Salem Railway Station, which is about 50 km away from the city center of Namakkal, is the major as well as the nearest railway station to the place.


Being a small city cum district of south India, this place has not got many attractive shopping options. However, the tourists visiting the place often opt from the local handmade goods, jewelry or different kinds of silk products from its local or neighboring market places to take back to their hometown as a memento of Namakkal. Names of some of the shops of the district are: K. R. S. Textiles, Salem Stores, Salem Trading, S. K. S. Fashions.

Last Updated on : January 13, 2014