Namakkal is known as the egg city due to its large egg production. Known for the 18 feet Namakkal Hanuman and the Narasimha temple, its name is derived from Namagiri, a single rock formation at the center of the town. This rock is enormous, with a 1-kilometer circumference and is 65 meters high. On top of this hillock, also known as the Saligramam, is a rock fort.
The Cave Temple:
Constructed by Adhiyaman rulers around the 7th Century, this cave temple has the shrines for Lord Ranganathar and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. The temple has been declared as a monument and is specially preserved.
Sri Ranganathar temple is 250 meters away from the Lord Anjaneya’s shrine. The darshan of Sri Ranganatha, a 10-foot idol, can be seen in three parts as found in the Anantha Padmanaba Swamy Temple of Trivandrum. Lord Ranganatha is seen holding his Conch, Chakra, Bow & Arrow, Mace and Sword.
Digambara Anjaneya Temple:
The Anjaneya Temple is very famous and is around 1500 years old. Lord Anjaneya is an 18-foot idol carved out of a single rock, and he holds a japamala and has a sword at his waist.
The special feature here is that Lord Anjaneya’s gaze is fixed exactly at the divine feet of Lord Narasimha, which is on a hillock. The shrine is open to the sky and lakhs of pilgrims visit from all parts of the country.
Road: Both Government and Private Road Transport System are available.
Rail: There is a railway station at Namakkal.
Air: Tiruchirappalli Airport is the closest major airport.