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About Batlagundu

Batlagundu is a town in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The town serves are major gateway to the famous hill station of Kodaikanal. Usilampatti, Vadipatti, Periyakulam and Sholavandan are some of the nearby cities from here.

Profile of Batlagundu

Geography of Batlagundu

Batlagundu is located at geographical coordinates of 10.1655°North and 77.7594°East with an average elevation of 242 meters above sea level. It is the 5th largest town in Dindigul district by area. The region experiences the cool breeze during the Southeast Monsoon. It receives a good rainfall during Monsoon.

Transport in Batlagundu

Batlagundu is located 37 KM from Dindigul, 4 KM from Vattalkundu and 465 KM from the state capital of Chennai. The town is well connected to different nearby cities with different means of transport. While there are frequent bus services operating here on different routes, Kodaikanal Road is the nearest railway station from here located at a distance of 19 KM. Madurai airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 73 KM. The Town is a gateway to Madurai district, Theni district and Kodaikanal.

History and Culture of Batlagundu

The city has been ruled by different rulers from time to time including Pandiyan, Cholas, Madurai Nayakas and the British. Tamil is the local language spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 22,928. The city has a literacy rate of 88.48% which is much higher than the state average of 80.09%.

Economy of Batlagundu

Agriculture is the main occupation in Batlagundu. The town is home to a banana leaf commission, coconut powder exports, spinning mills, and other businesses. The region is also known for rich varieties of vegetables and fruits. One can also find presence of business and services sector in this part of Tamil Nadu.

Tourism in Batlagundu

Batlagundu offers many opportunities to tourists to explore places around. While it is common among people to visit Kodaikanal from here, there are also many local places of tourist interest around.

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple: It is a famous temple located on the banks of River Manjalaru and is dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal.

Sri Markandeyar Temple: It is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Markandeyar. The Shivratri festival held here every year is very famous in the region.

Sri Sendraya Perumal Temple: It is an ancient temple situated on a hill near old Batlagundu and is dedicated to Sri Sendraya Perumal. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here as Sri Sendraya Perumal.

Apart from this, there are few more places of tourist interest here including Jumma Masjid, Tholugai pall, CSI Church and St. Thomas Church. Few hotels are also there that serve as accomodation option to all those visiting this part of Tamil Nadu.

Hotels in Batlagundu

O2 Residency
Address: State Bank Colony, Dindigul Road, Near Chidabaram Petrol pump, Chennai - Theni Highway, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 088834 44336

Abirami Lodge
Address: Batlagundu, GST Road, SH 36, Dindigul, 624202
Phone: 0452 245 8416

CST Crystal Inn
Address: Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu, 624202
Phone: 072996 11188

KMP Lodge
Address: Kodaikanal Main Road, Dindigul - Theni - Kottarakkara Hwy, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 04543 262 577

Tranquil Nest
Address: Mangalamkombu, 624 126, Thandikudi, Tamil Nadu 624126
Phone: 063791 73517

Double Dutch Resort
Address: Door No: 1/452, Holland House, Sadayandi Koil Road, Athoor, Tamil Nadu 624701
Phone: 099434 55642

Hotel The Sunrise
Address: Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202

Healthcare in Batlagundu

Healthcare services in Batlagundu can be termed as pretty self sufficient. Be it services of well equipped hospital for treating common and complicated diseases or be it general clinics to look into day-to-day healthcare problems of local people or be it chemist shops to ensure uninterrupted supply of all kinds of drugs and medicines.

Hospitals in Batlagundu

Leonard Hospital
Address: SH155, Arunachalapurum, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 04543 264 254

Kasi Speciality Hospital
Address: Dindigul - Teni - Kottarakkara Highway, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 04543 262 211

DMS Hospital Centre for Women and Children
Address: No:8, Gandhi nagar Main road, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624001`
Phone: 098424 06904

S V S Hospital
Address: 10B, 17-13-10B, Gandhinagar Rd, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 04543 262 253

Indra Hospital
Address: Batla Gundu, Dindigul, SH-155, Grand Southern Trunk Road, Dindigul, 624202

Chemists in Batlagundu

Saravana Medicals
Address: Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 099769 99916

Apollo Pharmacy

Address: Dindigul - Theni - Kottarakkara Hwy, Batlagundu, Tamil Nadu 624202
Phone: 1860 500 1010

Jan Aushadhi Store
Address: Ground floor, Angu Complex, Near Batlagundu Bus Stop, Nilakottai, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu 624202
   
   

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