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About Gobichettipalayam

Gobichettipalayam, also known as Gobi, is a town in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. Bhavani, Suriyampalayam, Sathyamangalam and Periyasemur are some of the nearby cities from here. It is due to beauty of the place that it is also known as 'Mini Kollywood' and many Tamil films shot here from time to time.

History of Gobichettipalayam

The city was earlier known as "Veerapandi Gramam" and used to be a part of the country ruled by king Vel Pari. Pariyur, a temple town near Gobichettipalayam is named after this king. The city was later ruled by the Cheras and Vijayanagar empire, the city there by deriving its name after Gobi Chetti, a Vijayanagara Polygar. Later Tipu Sultan captured the city and ruled here until British annexed it to their territory.

Kongu Tamil, a dialect of Tamil language, is the popular local language spoken here. Other languages spoken in the area include English, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. The predominant cuisine here includes south Indian dishes based on rice like idli, dosa and biryani. The city also serves as educational hub in the region. The city has a literacy rate of 85.2% .

Geography of Gobichettipalayam

Gobichettipalayam is located at geographical coordinates of 11°27'13'North and 77°26'18'East with an average elevation of 213 meters or 699 feet above sea level. The River Bhavani flows through the city and it is bordered by Western Ghats. The city has fertile soil which is good for agricultural purposes. Gobichettipalayam experiences local steppe climate. During the year there is little rainfall. The average temperature in Erode is 28.3 °C. About 700 mm of precipitation falls annually.

Economy of Gobichettipalayam

The economy of Gobichettipalayam mainly centers around agriculture, the major crops grown here being paddy, sugarcane, plantain, tobacco and turmeric. The city is also known for huge production of coconuts, bananas, Mulberry and silk cocoons. In addition to agriculture, there are people involved here in trading and industry related works. There are a large number of spinning mills here along with IT & BPO industry that has started emerging with some of the startups establishing their base here.

Tourism in Gobichettipalayam

There are many places of tourist interest in and around Gobichettipalayam that are worth exploring on one's visit here.

About GobichettipalayamKodiveri Dam/Anicut: Situated around 13 KM West of Gobichettipalayam, the dam was constructed in 17th century by the Maharaja of Mysore. Two channels, namely "Arakkan Kottai Channel" and "Thadapalli Channel", are located on northern and southern part of the dam keeping the area fertile with huge cultivation of sugarcane and paddy. The Kodiveri Dam is a popular tourist spot that is visited by people from all over.

Bhavani Sagar Dam:
The popular dam is constructed over the River Bhavani and located around 35 KM from the city. The dam was built in 1953 and offers various attractions to the tourists including a large park.

Reserve Forests: The reserve forests of Anthiyur and Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary are located around 25 KM from the city. There is rich flora & fauna here, the wildlife includes Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, blackbuck, spotted deer, peacock, porcupine and gaur. The sanctuary has the largest population of elephants in the country.

Hill Temples: The two old hill temples dedicated to Lord Murugan, Balamurugan Temple and Muthukumaraswamy Temple are located very close to heart of the city. All popular Hindu festivals including Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram and Skanda Sashti are celebrated at these temples. It is quite common among people to visit the temples on visit to the city.

Bannari Mariamman Temple: This is yet another popular temple located around 35 KM Northwest of Gobichettipalayam. Dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, the temple attracts huge number of people all round the year.

Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple: The popular temple is located just 3 KM from Gobichettipalayam. The temple is more than 1500 years old and inner sanctum is made of black marble. There are shrines here dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Saptha Kannigai, Ponkaliamman, Brahma and other Hindu gods. The annual festivals of Kundam and Temple are celebrated here every year with a lot of enthusiasm.

Amarapaneeswarar Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva & his consort Soundaranayaki Amman, located at Pariyur. The temple is built of white marble and has shrines of other Hindu Gods like Navagraha, Bhairava and Nayanmars. Maha Shivaratri and Pradhosam are celebrated here every year with a lot of enthusiasm along with other Hindu festivals.

Adinarayana Swamy Temple: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this is another popular temple located at Pariyur. The chief deity of the temple is Adhi Narayana Peruma. The temple also has statues of Sanjeevi Anjaneyar, Veera Anjaneyar and Alwars. All festivals of Lord Vishnu including Vaikunta Ekadashi are celebrated here with a lot of energy.

Being one of the important part of Tamil Nadu, Gobichettipalayam is dotted with hotels and lodges that provide decent accommodation all those traveling to this part of Tamil Nadu. Most of the hotels located here are equipped with all basic amenties and are within budget.

Hotels in Gobichettipalayam

Vasu Palace Lodge & Hotel
Address: Perumal Koil St, KCA Nagar, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 226 633

Hotel Krish Inn
Address: Perundurai, Tamil Nadu 638052
Phone: 070101 96183

Hotel Shree's
Address: 285, Kunnathur Road, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu 638052
Phone: 04294 227 777

Hotel Mani's Lodge
Address: Erode Road, SH 96, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu 638052
Phone: 099655 08125

Annamar Lodge
Address: Perundurai, Tamil Nadu 638052
Phone: 04294 222 130

Transport in Gobichettipalayam

Gobichettipalayam is located 37 KM from Erode, 44 KM from Tiruppur, 84 KM from Coimbatore and 437 KM from the state capital of Chennai. The city is well connected to nearby cities with different means of transport. SH 81, SH 15 and SH 15A connect it to different nearby cities well and there are frequent bus services operating on different routes. Erode junction is the nearest major railway station from here located at a distance of 38 KM and connects the city to all major cities of India. Coimbatore airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 74 KM.

Healthcare in Gobichettipalayam.

Hospitals and clinics in Gobichettipalayam offer the best of healthcare services ranging from diagnostic services to specialized services. The hospitals have the best specialists in all streams of medicine to cater the needs of the patients. The government hospital located in the city provides cashless treatment to the patients. Patients from nearby town and villages throng to Gobichettipalayam in case of medical urgency. Here is a list of accredited hospitals and nursing homes in Gobichettipalayam.
 
Abhi SK Hospital Pvt Ltd
Address: No: 153, Sathy Main Road, Karrattadai Palayam Post, Nallagoundenpalayam, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 240 130

Kumaran Hospital
Address: 55, Modachur Rd, Kuthirai Vandi Theru, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638476
Phone: 085248 84545

Seethalakshmi Hospital
Address: Modachur Rd, Cheran Nagar, Chinna Modachur, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638476
Phone: 04285 222 244

Hariharan Hospital
Address: Ram Nagar Rd, Ram Nagar, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 222 202

KKS Hospital
Address: 3, Veerabadra St, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 222 910

Dakshin Trauma Centre & Hospital
Address: Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638476

Neha Hospital

Address: Ganga Nagar, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 073733 71666

Sree Shakra Hospital

Address: SH 15, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452

Arun Hospital
Address: Srivalli theatre Rd, Ram Nagar, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 224 058

Ramachandran Hospital
Address: Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452

SS Childrens Hospital
Address: Baskaran St, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 221 666

Kavitha Children's Hospital
Address: Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452

Chemists in Gobichettipalayam.

Abirami Medicals
Address: ShopNo-1, 3, Nanchappa St, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 04285 222 744

Green Pharmacy
Address: Gobichettipalayam, Erode, SH-15, Gobichettipalayam Erode Road, Erode, Erode, 638452
Phone: 097502 99013

Lotus Pharmacy
Address: No 98, Cutchery Medu, Near Taluk Office, Sathy Main Rd, SH 15, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 085250 39369

Ranga Medicals
Address: Ther Veedhi, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 098658 02210

Subam Medicals
Address: South Car Street, Chinna Modachur, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 099949 76171

Bharani Medicals
Address: Opp. Bus Stand, SH 15, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu 638452

Jan Aushadhi Store
Address: 41, Cutcherry St, Gobichettipalayam, Erode, Tamil Nadu 638452
Phone: 098432 13709

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