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Udumalaipet is a small town in Tirupur district surrounded by the Western Ghats on three sides. Poor Man’s Ooty, as it is called, the Udumalpet town is a famous summer resort in Tamil Nadu. The sensational town is known for its climate and ambience. Some of the closest places of interest would be Palani and Coimbatore. Both the Amaravathy and Thirumurthi Dams add beauty to the place.  Udumalaipet is famous for its cotton mills, agriculture and wind mills.

Mills in Udumalaipet

Mills in Udumalaipet

Udumalaipet is home to many cotton mills. A prominent amount of Tirupur's income, originates from this city. Its industrial history dates back to the early 1980s. As Coimbatore and Tirupur developed, Udumalaipet visualized a slow but prominent change in its economy. Today, the town is recognized a industrial center. The era of cotton mills in Udumalaipet, created new jobs for its ambitious workers. Moreover, the place has a remarkable rate of literacy.

Wind Mills in Udumalaipet

Udumalaipet Wind Mills

Another reason behind the fame of Udumalaipet, would be its wind mills. The town acts as a source of energy to its neighboring towns and villages. The alternative source of energy has conferred Udumalaipet's people with new economic opportunities. The wind mills receive an adequate amount of wind from the Pallakkad Pass for more than six months. Thus, Udumalaipet is regarded as a place when a "prudent" amount of wind energy can be harnessed. Many private players have established their very own wind mills in the Green Banks of Udumalaipet.

How to reach Udumalaipet

People who wish to reach Udumalaipet, should travel by road. The small town is well connected with many big cities like Coimbatore, Tirupur and Pollachi. Travelers must get down at Coimbatore Railway Station or Tirupur Railway Station and drive to Udumalaipet. Travellers who decide on the "Bus" should get down at Udumalai Bus stop. The best time to visit Udumalaipet is between August and October.

Facts about Udumalaipet

Sea Level - Udumalaipet is 120 metres above Sea level
Area - The region covers 7.41 sq.km
Population - The place has an overall population of 59,668, with 8000 people for every sq.km.
Taluks - Udumalaipet is managed by two taluks, which are located in Udumalpet and Madathukulam.

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