Tirunelveli Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu India

         During the year 1986 this place was announced as one of the district in this state. Tirunelveli is a town and the district headquarters with developing administration and trade progress. Even, this district lying down south has a lot of pre historical evidences to be the oldest city of the state. The state of Kerala, Gulf of Mannar and the district of virudhunagar, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari, surround this district. This place is famous for south India’s delicious sweet called ‘Halwah’.

About Thirunelveli

Thirunelveli is an ancient town in Tamil Nadu with a hoary tradition. It is the head quarters of the district Thirunelveli which is in the midway between Madurai and Kanyakumari. It is located on the banks of the river Thamaraparani. It is also famous for the sweet halwa.

Places to Visit in Tirunelveli

        Swami Nellaiappar Temple and Kanthimathi Ambal Temple It is a pilgrimage center situated is the center of the town. A famous location for the south Tamil people to visit and worship swami Nellaiappar and Kanthimathi Ambal.

District Science Center

        This is a support to educational development in the south. This District science center is situated on the banks of the river Tamiraparani, the last river of the country. This organizes science exhibitions film shows science drama and science fair, to inculcate more scientific knowledge to the southern region science students.

Thiruvallur Two Tier Bridge

          The first two Tier Bridge amidst a city in challenging exposure of the south Indian engineers talent and a contribution of mega structure to this city.

Tirunelveli Tour Information

Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve wild life sanctuary

          This is in the south a most region of Western Ghats ranges. It has the tiger and other dangers animals as habitats.

Birds sanctuary at Koonthankulam (38 km)

           Birds’ sanctuary here is lovely to be watched during the month of December end and birds fly away to their northern houses during the month of June and July.


      Courtallam is about 60 Km from Thirunelveli.    A beautiful water spot which is a gift of nature to mankind here, this is a health resort. People of Tamilnadu will spend their vacations mostly in the season. A lovely jungle living, bathing with nature is a blissful harmony here… This place has eight waterfalls namely. The main falls, the five falls, shenbhaga falls, Tiger falls, Old Courtallam falls, Honey falls, Orchard falls, and Sitraruvi. The waters gush to cure with natural herbals is a fact. A worth location to visit in south of Tamilnadu. It is located in 5Km from Tenkasi.  Kutrallam is an excellent refuge from the hustle –bustle of the urban life.  This is a wonderful view to our sight.  This natural spa is located on the Western Ghats.  It has at least of 7 interesting and enthusiatic waterfalls.

Krishanpuram (12 km)

          Krishnapuram is about 13Km from Thirunelveli.  You have an old treasure house of sculptures that predicts the previous beliefs and living named as ‘the Vankatachalapathy temple’. The temple in this place is dedicated to lord Vishnu.  The presiding deity of here is Lord Thiru Venkatanathan.  We can see number of life-size sculptures here. The intricate carvings with excellent workmanship are enchanting to our eyes.

Pulithevan Palace

          This is a very important place with historical proof; During the British conquering pulithevar the first chieftain in Tamilnadu resisted their invasion. It is a place of history as a headquarters.

Sankaranainar Kovil

          This is a place of Medicinal value. The Lingam in this temple to the personification of the earth is a belief. Here, the soil is said to be the medicinal value for skin diseases.

Manjolai (77 kms)

          This is a nearby hill station located at an elevation of 1162 sq.m. The climate here in pleasing and a peaceful natural atmosphere fills in harmony. Manjolai, there are some more tourist locations such as kakkachi and Nalumukka and Daran pool, the places filled with nature, pure water and fine climate to celebrate freedom.

Kappael Matha Church Uvari

          A small church for St. Mary built is the form of a ship facing the sea. This place is known for its miracles that happen here.

Pottalpudur Dargha

         It is built during the year 1674 an attractive spot to predict the pre historic periods.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

          Built is 1826, another historic element, so elegant yet small in structures provides huge faith on the Holy trinity of God.

Sri Gandhimathi Nellaiyappar temple

Sri Gandhi mathi Nellaiyappar temple is situated in the heart of the city. This is a twin temple. It is dedicated to lord Shiva and Parvathi. We can see the Golden Lilly tank, rare variety of jewels and a hall of thousand pillars with lots of musical pillars. These are very excellent and worth to visit and view.


Thenkasi is about 53Km from Thirunelveli. The name of this town implies that as Kasi of South [ie] Varanasi. The flag staff of this temple is note ful to worth. It is famous for its sculptural beauty which is about 400 years old. The tower of this temple is about 172 feet high. It was built in the year 1456 by the king called Parakirama Pandiyan. This temple was damaged during the year1924 and it was rebuilt with the height of163 feet.


Papanasam is about 42 Km from Thirunelveli. This holy place is located on the Western Ghats of the Pothigai hills. It is very close to the Papanasam falls, which is on the banks of the river Thamiraparani. In this river only God Siva and Goddess Parvathi appeared before the great saint Agasthiya. So this falls is popularly called as Agasthiya falls. Agasthiya temple was built here to commemorate the visit of the divine couple.


Srivaikuntam is about 37km from Thirunelveli. It is famous for the temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is known as Srivaikuntapathi swami. The temple has a lofty gopuram with lot of arts and architecture. The Thiruvengada Mudaliyar Mandapam is rich with sculptures of Yallis, Elephants and warriors. The Ekadasi mandapam will be open on Vaikuntha Ekadasi days. It contains exquisite and excavating sculptures.

During the conflicting days between the East Indian company forces and the fantastic freedom fighter Kattabomman this temple served as a great fort.


This temple is about 48km from Thirunelveli. Thiruchendur temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramaniya. It is situated on the banks of Bay of Bengal. This temple attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrim centers. After defeating the demon Soorapadma, lord Subramaniya came to this place. He offered his prayers to Lord shiva. The age of this temple is about 2000 years old.

This ancient temple is famous for the annual kandashasti festival which is celebrated here. During the festival, the devotees reenact the victory of Lord Muruga over SooraPadman. The Lord of here is seen holding a string of Rudraksha beads instead of his usual spear. The reason cited for this change is that he is worshipping Lord Shiva at this temple.

How to Reach Tirunelveli

By Air

         The nearest airport is Madurai and Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.

By Rail

         It is a junction of rail routes connecting to all the places in state and to the neighboring state.

By Road

         Well connected with national highways network to all the places in Tamilnadu.