From dams to pilgrim centres evocative of the rich heritage, from sanctuary to turmeric markets, Erode serves up an unmatched platter of experience. You may start off with Bhavani Kuduthurai which is the confluence of rivers Cauvery, Bhavani and Amutha. The place is South's replica of the Thriveni Sangamam at Allahabad. If you get lucky to be at the right time at the right place, you can't miss out on the Chithirai Car festival of the famous temple called Sangameshwarar. Stunning scenery awaits you at Kodiveri Dam which is 65 KMs away from Erode. A check Dam across the river Bhavani River, it is a popular tourist spot with its natural beauty and recreational facilities for children.
For any close follower of culture and religion, spotting the shrines of three Lords viz. Bramah, Vishnu and Shiva is a rarity and Kodumudi is one place where the famous temple with three idols is located. A short drive from Erode leads you to Chennimalai, well known for the ancient temple of Subaramaniya Swamy and the artistic sculptures. Explore the second biggest dam in Tamilnadu; BhavaniSagar Dam. Ringed by mountains and scenic locale, this spot is much loved by the tourists.
Being a land of temples, it is also known for the unique rituals like Kundam festival at BannariAmman Temple when devotees walk through the fire. The popular Vellode Bird Sanctuary is a must visit. A sprawling swampy area, the sanctuary is home to several migratory birds such as pelicans, darters, teals and pintail ducks. History buffs will have their share to explore at the Erode Fort and the Government museum.