Dindigul district was formed in the year 1985. It was a part of the Madurai district till then. This district has boundaries with Erode, Coimbatore, Karur and Trichy districts on the North, Sivaganga and Tiruchi District on the East, Madurai district on the South and Theni and Coimbatore Districts and Kerala State on the West.
Dindigul was under the rule of the famous Muslim King Tipu Sultan and has a glorious history. The historical Dindigul Fort is built by the famous Naik King Muthukrishnappa Naicker. This fort was a major area of military operations of the Marathas, Hyder Ali and the British.
Dindigul is considered as a "City of Locks and Tanneries". The city has a large number of Textile industries. The Dindigul town is associated with the manufacturing of Iron Locks and has a number of handloom industries also. Dindigul has been a centre of trade for tobacco and manufacture of Cigars, from the time of British rule. Presently, this area is famous for the Chewing Tobacco and employs a large number of people in this sector. The city is an wholesale market for Onions and Groundnut.
There are four dams Viz, Palar Porandalar, Varathamanathi, Pabap Palar and Maruthanathi provides irrigation facilities to agricultural fields in this district. Nilakkottai is famous for Brass Vessels, Jewellery and for the growing and marketing of flowers and Grapes. Ottanschatram is a market centre for vegetables and famous for the export of butter. Batlagundu is an important market for Tomato. Pattiveeranpatti is famous for Cardamom and Coffee enterprises.
There are a number of Educational institutions in this district. The district attracts a lot of deposit in the educational sector. There are many pilgrimage centres like Palani and tourist places like Kodaikanal in this district.
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Madurai Airport 51 kms & Tiruchirappalli Airport 105 kms
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Dindigul Junction (DG), Ambaturai (ABI)
By Road : You can easily get regular buses to Dindigul from other major cities of the country.
Dindigul Fort : Madurai Nayak King 'Muthu Krishna Naicker' started the construction of Dindigul Fort in 1605 and the Mannar Thirumalai Naicker completed the construction between 1623 to 1659.
Sirumalai Hill Resort : Sirumalai is a small hill station 20 Km away from Dindigul on the Natham Road. The place has a lot of birds and animals. The place is mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic books as a place abundant with many medicinal plants.
Visit Silver Cascade Falls, Kamarajar Lake & Thadikombu Perumal Temple