Start your trip at Kollimalai Hills situated on Eastern Ghats at an altitude of 1200 mts in Namakkal. Breathe in the fresh air at the Kollimalai Hills, known for medicinal herbs and plants. Navigate your way through the Arapaleswarar Temple, the Horticulture Farm, the Herbal Farm, Agaya Gangai waterfalls, Boat house, Peryaswamy Temple, Ettukai Amman Temple, Pineapple farms, View Point and the Telescope House and you would still be raring for more.
Schedule your trip during the month of August and experience the famous Valvil Ori festival. The stupendous Namakkal Fort is something nobody wants to miss. Spread over an area of one and half acres, this sits on the summit of the rock. A long walk up a flight of narrow steps leads to this imposing structure. The site also has two rock–cut cave temples located on both sides of the hill dedicated to Narasimhaswamy and Ranganathasamy. Explore the Jedarpalayam Dam located in Kabilarmalai Panchayat Union of Namakkal District. A much loved tourist spot, this dam is constructed across the River Cauvery.
If you are a culture buff and got a taste for brilliant architecture, pay a visit to Namagiri Amman temple. Marvel at the gigantic stone statue of Visvarupa Anjaneya and the timeless sculptures celebrating the greatness of Pallava and Chalukya art. The famous Arthanareeswarar temple at Tiruchengode, one of the oldest temples in this region is also a must visit spot. Clambering up 2500 steps to reach the temple of Swami Venkatajalapathi set atop the Naina Malai hill is another experience that awaits you at Namakkal. The climb is hard, but nothing deters the visitors from getting to the top.