Tirunelveli is southern most part of India and the sixth largest city of Tamilnadu. It is highly rich in culture and tradition. The town is blessed with wide assortments of temple and churches. Vannarpettai Cathedral Church is most famous tourist destination where 6000 people can accommodate at a time. Nellaiyappar temple is the popular Hindus pilgrimage, devoted to Lord Shiva. The marvelous architecture of this temple is the prime attraction in Thirunelveli. The Temple chariot is third largest car in Tamilnadu and weighs 400 tons. Apart from its religious significance, the town is filled with scenic beauties and secluded atmosphere.
Places to visit
It is a rock cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan in the name of Subramaniyan. One of the simplest yet powerful Hindu pilgrimages in Tirunelveli.
Mundanthurai-Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary
It is covering the area of 817 sq km which is under buffer zone. It is homage for species like Nilgiri Langur, lion tailed macaque and several other macaques. One can found spotted deer, mangoose, sloth bear and variety of squirrels. It is place of dangerous amphibians like King Cobra, Viper and crocodiles. It is also an excellent place for bird watching.
Swamy Nellaiyappar Temple
It is located just 2 km from Tirunelveli railway station. It was built during 16th century based on the rules mentioned in Agama Shastra . It is devoted to Lord Shiva. The Chariot of this temple is third largest chariot in Tamilnadu which weighs 400 tons. The amazing architecture, 100 pillar hall and beautiful gardens are the major tourist attractions of this temple.
District Science center, Courtallam, Venkatachalapathy temple,Manjolai, Kappal Matha Church, Singampattai, Surandai, Sivasailam temple, Puliyangudi and Maruthur are the other famous spots to visit.
How to reach Tirunelveli
Tuticorin airport is the nearest one which is located 32 km from Tirunelveli.
Tiruneveli has its own railhead.
Tirunelveli has excellent road network. It is well connected to almost all cities of Tamilnadu. State run and private buses are major mode of transportation.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 26-33°C. An ideal time to visit Tirunelveli is from September to March.