Tirunelveli District

Tirunelveli District

The Pride of Tamils
Tirunelveli city is the headquarters of Tirunelveli District in Tamilnadu. Tirunelveli is the sixth largest city in Tamilnadu. This district is located on the bank of Thamirabarani River. Tirunelveli is famous for its “Halwa”, making by wheat. Swamy Nellaiappar and Kandimathi Ambal Temples are two important temples located in Tirunelveli.  Asia’s Second Longest Double Decked Flyover located in Tirunelveli.

Tirunelveli History
Tirunelveli is oldest city in Tamilnadu as per history, nearly 1000 BC. Like Madurai, Tirunelveli was also the capital of Pandyas. Tirunelveli was ruled by Pandyas from 16th to 18th century.  The name “Tirunelveli” came to this city, due to its boundary. Since, the boundary of city was fenced with Paddy Fields.  So the Tamil name "Tiru-nel-veli" was came to this district. Tirunelveli is also called as "Nellai".

Tirunelveli Details

  • Total Area :  6, 823 sq.km.
  • Total Population :  28, 01,194
  • Rainfall    :     768.87 mm
  • Climate Condition   :  Max.37.1*c and Min.22*c
  • STD Code    :   0462
  • Pin Code    :    627 001
  • Railway Station : Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station, Tirunelveli Municipal Area
  • Bus Stand :  Tirunelveli New Bus Stand, Tirunelveli Municipal Area
  • Airport : Nearest Airport (Tuticorin – 28 km and Trivandrum – 150km)

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Tirunelveli are

  • Agasthiyar Falls Papanasam
  • Ambasamudram
  • Athankarai Pallivasal
  • District Science Centre
  • Ilanji
  • Kumbarutti Falls
  • Kalakkadu Wildlife
  • "Kappal Mada" – Uvari – Selva Mada Church
  • Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary
  • Krishnapuram
  • Kurukuthurai Murugan Temple
  • Krishnapuram Anjaneyar Temple
  • Karayar Dam – Banatheertham – The Roja Falls
  • Manimuthar Dam / Falls
  • Manjolai – Hill Station
  • Museum
  • Nambi Malai
  • Nanguneri
  • Nellayappar Gandhimathi Temple
  • Tirunelveli "Iruttukkadai  Alwa"
  • Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple
  • Pottalpudur Dargha
  • Sankaran Kovil and Temple
  • Salaikumaran Temple
  • Tenkasi – Kasi Vishwanathar Temple
  • Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Sri Sorimuthu Aiyanar Temple Karayar
  • Sengottai
  • Thirupudaimarudur
  • Thirumalai Kovil
  • Tirukkurungudi
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • V.O.C Mani Mandapam
  • Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary
  • Pulithevan Memorial

Courtallam
Kutralam is situated 53 km from Tirunelveli. The Famous Waterfalls is located in Kutralam.

  • Waterfalls
  • Courtallanathar Temple