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Erode is a city in Tamil Nadu in South India, likely to be called by various names such as Textile City, Turmeric City or Loom City of India.


Thinal Murugan Temple

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By road[edit]

Erode, as the headquarters of Erode district, has an extensive highway and road network.

The Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation operates huge fleet of buses from Erode to almost all places of the state and to neighboring states like Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

By train[edit]

There are lot of trains available from all parts of Tamil Nadu. Catch Cheran, Nilgiri, Kovai, Yercaud, Allepey and all Kerala-bound trains from Chennai Central.

Get around[edit]

Map of Erode


Vellode Birds Sanctuary
  • 1 Bannari Amman Temple. Bannari Amman Temple is 75 km away from Erode and 10 km distance from Sathyamangalam.It is the famous temple in Erode District and situated at the bottom of the Western Ghats and on the way to Mysore. Bannari Amman Temple (Q4111560) on Wikidata Bannari Amman Temple on Wikipedia
  • Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple (Mukkoodal). Sangameshwarar Temple, Bhavani is about 12 km. from Erode. The famous Sangameshwara Temple is on the shores of the Bhavani river. Three rivers by name Cauvery, Bhavani and invisible Amudha merge at this pilgrimage place.
  • 2 Bhavanisagar Dam. Bhavanisagar Dam is about 16 km from Sathyamangalam across the river Bhavani. Bhavanisagar Dam (Q4901532) on Wikidata Bhavanisagar dam on Wikipedia
  • 3 Birds Sanctuary (Vellode Birds Sanctuary). Birds Sanctuary, Vellode - is about 15 km from Erode Vellode Birds Sanctuary (Q4122004) on Wikidata Vellode Birds Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 4 Chennimalai (Hill Temples of Lord Murugan). Chennimalai - is about 30 km. from Erode and 12 km from Perundurai Chennimalai (Q888377) on Wikidata Chennimalai on Wikipedia
  • Government Museum. Government Museum, was opened to the public in 1987. The important exhibits are inscription of Kongu Chola, hero stones from Bargur, Tanjore paintings, manuscripts, coins, geological objects, Kodumanal antiques and other pre-history items. It has both botanical and zoological specimens also. The Museum is known for its collection of palm-leaf manuscripts and coins.
  • 5 Kodiveri Dam. Kodiveri Dam is about 10 km from Gobichettipalayam and 55 km from Erode Kodiveri Dam (Q6425352) on Wikidata Kodiveri dam on Wikipedia
  • 6 Periyar Memorial House (Thanthai Periyar Memorial House). a museum depicting the life history of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
  • 7 Sangameswarar Temple (Thirunana or Thirukooduthurai). IHindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located approximately 15 miles from Erode. Sangameswarar Temple (Q7417808) on Wikidata Sangameswarar Temple on Wikipedia
  • 8 Sankagiri Fort. This historical fort; maintained by the Archeological Survey of India, is located about 22 km from Erode. Sankagiri Fort (Q471838) on Wikidata Sankagiri Fort on Wikipedia
  • Sivanmalai (Hill Temples of Lord Murugan). Sivanmalai - is about 50 km. from Erode and 5 km to Kangayam
  • Thindalmalai (Hill Temples of Lord Murugan). Thindalmalai - is 5 km from Erode
  • Vattamalai (Hill Temples of Lord Murugan). Vattamalai - is about 5 km from Kangayam


  • Gobichetti palayam is a famous cinema shooting spot near to Erode.


  • Known for its name "Textile City" - Erode is famous for its Textile market where you can purchase textile products (Bedspreads, shirting and suiting....) for very low prices. Textile merchants from various parts of India converge here for Textile trading, especially in cotton materials.
  • Erode is also famous for Turmeric (Manjal) which is a natural anti-septic powder.
  • 1 TexValley, NH - 544, Salem - Cochin Highway, Gangapuram, Chithode, +91 968 812 8555, toll-free: +91 1800 42 555 555, . An integrated textile shopping mall housing both daily and weekly market stalls. TexValley (Q28173707) on Wikidata TexValley on Wikipedia


South Indian Meal

In Erode you can find Parotta, Dosai, Idly etc. You will also be able to locate a lot of multi-cuisine restaurants in an around Erode. Both the vegetarian and the non-vegetarian people could have a tasty and tummy full food cheaper than other cities in Tamil Nadu.

Best Places:

  • Trichy Cafe - two hotels. One located near bus-stand and the other near Manikoondu.
  • kongu parotta for its delicious parotta
  • Kuppanna - famous for its biriyani. Located in multiple places. Recommended - The one near the bus-stand.
  • Sri Ayyappa Vilas- famous for its mutton chops started in the year 1955.
  • Chicken Pallipalayam is very special dish prepared by coconut and chicken.


Lot of bar available in and around erode city.



  • Iswarya.
  • Mariott.
  • Club Melange.


  • 1 Hotel Le Jardin.


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