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NH 44 L&T Thoppur Toll Plaza

Thoppur or Thoppur Ghat) is a hill town in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, India.It lies between the city of Salem and the city of Dharmapuri on National Highway 44, at its junction with Mettur Dam Road (SH 20). It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of the city of Salem and 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the city of Dharmapuri.

Dharmapuri district Place in Tamil Nadu, India

Dharmapuri(தருமபுரி) is a district in western part of Tamil Nadu in South India. It is the first district created in Tamil Nadu after the independence of India by splitting it from then-Salem district on 02 October, 1965. The other major towns in the district are Harur, Palacode, Karimangalam, Pennagaram and Pappireddipatti. Dharmapuri District is one of the major producers of mango in the state, fine quality granite is found in the district. It is also one of the main sericulture belts in the state. Around 30 percent of the district's area is under forest cover. Cauvery river enters Tamil Nadu through this district.

Tamil Nadu State in Southern India

Tamil Nadu, is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.

National Highway 44 is the longest-running major north–south National Highway in India. It begins from Srinagar and terminates in Kanyakumari; the highway passes through the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. NH-44 was laid and is maintained by Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

Thoppur is known for the Thoppaiyaru Dam, Anjaneyar Koil (Mutthampatty), Rope Winch, and Perumal Kovil (on Vanagunda Hill). Thoppur is the home of the Muslim holy shrine, Hazrath Syed Shah Vali Ulla (known as Thoppur Dargha).


Thoppur lies on National Highway 44, a major north-south highway in India. [1] It is also the terminal point of State Highway 20 which connects to the town of Mettur and the city of Erode. [2]

State Highway 20 is a state highway connecting Erode and Thoppur in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has a total length of 90 kilometres (56 mi). The road is maintained by funds received from the World Bank. It is used as an alternate route to Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri.

Mettur Town in Tamil Nadu, India

Mettur is an industrial and tourism town located in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is best known for the Mettur Dam.

Erode City in Tamil Nadu, India

Erode is a city and seventh largest urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu, India. It serves as the administrative headquarters of the Erode district. Administered by a municipal corporation since 2009, Erode is a part of the Erode Lok Sabha constituency that elects its member of parliament. Located on the banks of River Kaveri, it is situated centrally on South Indian Peninsula, about 400 kilometres (249 mi) southwest of its state capital Chennai and about 80 kilometres (50 mi) east of Coimbatore and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Tiruppur. Erode is an agricultural, textile and a BPO hub and among the largest producers of turmeric, hand-loom and knitwear, and food products.

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Kaveri river in southern India

Kaveri, is an Indian river flowing through the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is the fourth largest after Godavari and Mahanadi River in south India and the largest in Tamil Nadu which, on its course, bisects the state into North and South. Originating in the foothills of Western Ghats at Talakaveri, Kodagu in Karnataka it flows generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and across the southern Deccan plateau through the southeastern lowlands, emptying into the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths in Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu. Amongst the river valleys, the Kaveri delta forms one of the most fertile regions in the country.

Shevaroy Hills mountains in India

The Servarayan hills, with the anglicised name Shevaroy Hills, are a towering mountain range near the city of Salem, in Tamil Nadu state, southern India. It is one of the major hill stations in Tamil Nadu and in the Eastern Ghats.

Erode district District in Tamil Nadu, India

Erode District is a district in the Kongu Nadu region, the westernmost region of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was the largest district by area in the state before the formation of Tirupur District in 2009. The headquarters of the district is Erode. It is divided into two revenue divisions, Erode and Gobichettipalayam, and is further subdivided into 10 taluks. Erode District, then known as, was a part of Coimbatore District before its division into two on September 17, 1979. It is the largest district by area in Tamil Nadu, covering over 8000 square kilometers. As of 2011, the district had a population of 2,251,744.

Hogenakkal Falls waterfall

Hogenakkal is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 180 km (110 mi) from Bangalore and 46 km (29 mi) from Dharmapuri. Sometimes referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India," it is known for bathing areas and hide boat rides, projecting itself as a major tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. The Government of Tamil Nadu made a proposal to convert the falls into providing drinking water for the state.

Harur municipality in Tamil Nadu, India

Harur is a Town Panchayat in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of two revenue blocks in the district.

Mecheri Town in Tamil Nadu, India

Mecheri is a town in Mettur taluk, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its temples.

Pappireddipatti Town panchayat in Tamil Nadu, India

Pappireddipatti is a Town Panchayat of Dharmapuri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and also a revenue Taluk of Dharmapuri district. It is almost surrounded by hills in all directions; mainly Kalrayan Hills in the East and Shevaroy Hills in the west. It has many skilled professional engineers and technically sound people.

Bommidi Town panchayat in Tamil Nadu, India

Bommidi is a panchayat town in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu, India.

Vellar is a river which originates in the Shevaroy Hills and runs through the districts of Salem, Perambalur and Cuddalore in the northern part of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu before draining into the Bay of Bengal near Parangipettai.

Salem Junction railway station railway junction in Salem, India

Salem Junction railway station is a junction railway station situated in the city of Salem in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Erode city being the headquarters of Erode district, in India, has an extensive road, rail and water transport network, as it lies on the Kaveri (Cauvery) River.

Bandahalli is a village in Nallampalli Taluk, Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu, India. Bandahalli is 18.5 km from the Taluk's main town, Nallampalli, 23.2 km from the district's administrative headquarters, Dharmapuri, and 272 km (169 mi) from the state capital, Chennai.

Bodamalai Betta Reserve forest in Tamil Nadu, India

Bodamalai Betta is a 1,200 metres (3,937.0 ft) mountain in the Eastern Ghats of South India. It is in the hills 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) west of the Stanley Reservoir in Salem District of Tamil Nadu state, India.

Gettupatti village in Tamil Nadu, India

Gettupatti is a village in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu State, India.
It comes under Dokkubothanahalli Panchayath and its south regions is covered by thoppur forest.
It is located 20 km towards South from Dharmapuri and 308 km from State capital Chennai.

Sendamangalam taluk Taluk in Tamil Nadu, India

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  1. "Official apathy turns Thoppur Ghat a killer stretch". Times of India . 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011.
  2. "Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project". Highways and Minor Ports Department. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012.