Tirunelveli is a city placed on the edges of the river Thamirabarani in Tamil Nadu. Also acknowledged as Nellai, it is the supervisory HO of the Tirunelveli area and the sixth-largest city of Tamil Nadu state. It is portrayed as a microcosm of the state. Tirunelveli is situated near the southern tip of India and is exceptionally famous for its different geographic characteristics. It involves 5 geographical regions that incorporate mountains, jungles, paddy fields, seaside, and deserts.
The name Tirunelveli is obtained from three Tamil words, Thiru, nel and veli, signifying ‘pious paddy fence’. It is considered to be a historic city. This town was before the capital of the Pandyas and it has a history that drives back 2000 years. This place is been ruled by diverse periods the Early Pandyas, the Medieval and Later Cholas, the later Pandyas, the Malabar and Tirunelveli Sultanates, the Vijayanagara Empire, the Madurai Nayaks, the Carnatic kingdom and the British. The city has a rich cultural and architectural heritage, which lures the tourist to visit this place once if they visit Tamil Nadu.
Attractions: Swamy Nellaiappar Temple & Kanthimathi Ambal Temple, Pulithevan Palace, Krishnapuram Sculptures, Courtallam Waterfalls, Birds Sanctuary at Koonthankulam, District Science Centre, Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Wildlife sanctuaries, Sankaranainar Koil, Manjolai – Hill Station, Kappal Matha Church – Uvari, Pottalpudur Dargah, Thiruvalluvar Two Tier Bridge, Holy Trinity Cathedral (Oosi Gopuram), etc….
Best Time to visit: October to March.
Peak Season: December to February.
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearest domestic airport is Madurai which is about 158 km away and the International airport is Chennai.
- By Rail: Tirunelveli is easily accessible by railway and it is well connected with major cities of India.
- By Road: Various number of highways are connected with Tirunelveli with several neighbor cities of Tirunelveli. So tourist can easily get any vehicle (like buses, cabs, etc…) to reach here.
Popular Restaurants: TIruttukadai Halwa Shop, Naadody, Nellai Saravana Bhav Restaurant, Rahmath Hotel, M.H. Family Multicuisine Restaurant, Arasan Bakery & Restaurant, Maruthi Restaurant, etc… Read more