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Tit Bits

  • Dharmapuri district, which came into existence from 10.1965 is situated in the North western Corner of Tamil Nadu and is bounded by Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram Districts on the east, Salem District on the South, Krishnagiri District on the North and Kaveri river on the west.
  • The total area of the district is 4497.77 square kilometer
  • The total area under forest cover is 1716.79 square kilometer
  • It accounts to about 38.17% of the total geographical area of the district
  • It is the second largest among all districts in Tamilnadu

The term “Ecotourism” is coined by Claus- Dieter Hetzer (1965)

tourism directed towards exotic natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.

“The Tiger in the water”

Dharmapuri- first district (in Tamilnadu) created after independence- 10th October 1965.

River Cauvery- largest in Tamilnadu and 3rd largest in South India.

“Ponni” River (used in Tamil literature)

“Marikottayam” by locals of TamilNadu.

“Parisal”, “Basket Boat”.

Coracle / Parisal Ride- one of the oldest water crafts in the world.

The Indian Crocodile Conservation Project- Started in 1975.

Number of crocodile farms in Tamilnadu – 5

1st Crocodile Breeding Centre in Asia- Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (MCBT)

Largest Breeding Centre of crocodiles in India- Crocodile Conservation Centre of Madras Crocodile Bank.

1. Gharial
2. Mugger/ Marsh Crocodile
3. Saltwater/ Estuarine Crocodile