town and municipality in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu.

Namakkal is a small historic city in Tamil Nadu in Southern India.



Although a historic city, Namakkal is nowadays also famous for lorry body building and egg production.

Get in


Namakkal is 55 km from Salem on the Salem-Madurai highway. There are buses almost every minute from Salem to Naamakkal.

There are frequent buses from Erode also.

Get around


Namakkal is famous for the large Anjaneya statue temple. Lord Arthanarishwarer Temple is located in Thiruchengode which is under Naamakkal district. Kolli Hills is the most famous group of hills in Namakkal.

  • 1 Namakkal Fort, Trichy Rd. A rock fort built by the Madurai Nayak dynasty during the 17th century.    
  • 2 Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple, Hanumar Koil St, Palaniyappa Colony, Thillaipuram, +91 4286 233 999. A temple dedicated to the Hindu got Hanuman built in the classical Tamil architectural style.    
  • 3 Narasimhaswamy Temple, +91 4286 233 999. 8th century rock-cut temple constructed by the Pandyas with Vishnu's Narasimha ("man-lion") avatar presiding as the main deity.    





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