Tirunelveli, Information about Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli Tour


Information about Tirunelveli

The ancient town on the banks of river Tamarabarani was of considerable importance during the rule of the Pandavas. It is well known for temples, reed mats, palm handicrafts and palm sugar. The main attraction is the Kanthimathi Nellaiyappar Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kanthimathi (Parvati) and Lord Nellaiyappar (Shiva). The shrine is noted for its thousand pillared hall and the golden lily tank.

Tourist Attractions in Tirunelveli

Kuttalam (Courtallam) (56 kms.)
The charming health resort amidst Western Ghats is popularly known as the ‘Spa of the South’. In all there are nine cascading waterfalls and the water is said to have great recuperative powers. The main fall plunging down from a height of 60 meters is just five minutes walk from the bus stand. The best time to visit is from June to September. There are also innumerable templs and shrines in and around Kuttalam. The most important is Thirukutralanathar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. An aquarium has also been set up here recently. Madurai (160 kms.) and Thiruvananthapuram (122 kms.) are the nearest airports for Kuttalam. The nearest rail head is at Tenkasi, just 6 kms. Away.

Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary (45 kms.)
This fine sanctuary in the mountains near the Kerala border was established in 1988. the rocky peaks and forested hill are a safe have for a rich and varied wildlife. Key fauna includes, langur, Nilgiri langur, lion tailed macaque, sambar, chital, sloth bear, leopard and tigerl. Best Season – Sept. to Dec.

Tenkaasi (55 kms.)
The pilgrim centre known as the ‘Kasi (Varanasi) of the South’ is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva. It has a flag staff, which is said to be over 400 years old.

How to reach here

By Air:
The nearest airport for Tirunelveli is at Madurai (151 kms.) and Thiruvananthapuram.

By Rail:

It is a major rail junction of the South.

By Road:
Well connected by good road network.

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