The sprawling fields of maize and small onion are quite a sight at Perambalur, the largest producer of maize and small onion in Tamilnadu. Perambalur has more than maize fields to offer. From temples that retell the legacy dating back to centuries to imposing dams, Perambalur offers a lot to explore.
Got an eye for fossils? Marvel at the collections at National Fossil Wood Park at Sathanur. Large trunks of tree fossils, some of which are nearly 18 metres in length, are preserved here. Drop in at the educational center, including a museum and a children’s park. The Education Center constructed as part of the project features illustrations on the solar system, origin of earth, big bang theory, origin of life and evolution and the petrified tree. Fossils collected in the region have been displayed in the museum. Enrich yourself with information on fossil trees at the Sathanur Petrified Tree Educational Center. Take a drive to the Ranjankudi Fort, a 17th-century fortress which was the epicenter of the famous Battle of Valikondah during 1751. Take in the brilliant architecture of the fort which has a palace, residential buildings, underground chamber and a passage. Built of cut stone blocks and complete with three fortifications at different levels, it is an architectural marvel, making it one of the must visit spots at Perambalur. Spend as much time as possible because there is so much that would capture your attention.; be it the guarding towers, the swimming pool, the old prison and much more. Do visit the Arulmigu Ekampareshwarar and Thandayudhapani Temple and immerse yourself in the tales that surround the temple. If possible, schedule your trip in accordance with the grand festivals of these temples. The days-long festivity is something which is hard to miss. When it comes to festivals, Arulmigu Siruvachur Mathura Kaliaman Temple also celebrates one of the magnificent temple festivals in the district. Between the Vayalar hills and Semmalai lies the Visvakudi dam which is constructed across Kallar Odai rivulet. The panoramic backdrop of this site makes it one of the most frequented tourist sites.