Dindigul (Tamil: ) is a town and municipality in the Tamil Nadu state of southern India. The name Dindigul comes from the Portmanteau of Thindu meaning pillow and kal meaning Rock and refers to the bare hill dominating the citys both land and skyscape. While it is largely known as the City of Locks, Textiles and Tannery", this piece of land sandwiched between the Palani and Sirumalai Hills has 200,000 hectares of cultivable land and agriculture continues to be the main occupation of its inhabitants.
A reserved forest area of 85 hectares rich in flora and fauna enhances Dindiguls appeal. Particularly the Kurinji flowers found on the rolling green hills of lower Palani range, which bloom once in 12 years is well known.