Rasipuram is a municipal corporation in Namakkal district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a town 27 km (17 mi) from Salem, India.Rasipuram is a historic town dating back to at least the 1st century A.D. Rasipuram got its name from Rajapuram which literally means King's Town. Rasipuram is part of ancient Kongu Nadu and the region is known as Rasipura Nadu, an internal division of Kongu.
Rasipuram is known for hand-loom silk sarees. It is also famous for its Lord Shiva temple, said to have been constructed by King Valvil Ori in the 1st or 2nd century. It is believed that the temple possesses a secret path to the Arapallishwarar (Lord Shiva temple) at top of Kolli Hills, which is famous for medicinal herbal plants and natural honey.
Kolli Hills is located exactly 54 km from Rasipuram. A lot of medicinal plants and fruit varieties like jackfruit, pineapple and banana are available.A festival named after a legendary king Valvil Ori is celebrated to highlight the indigenous traditions, culture and values of the tribal people living in the hills.