Tourist Places in Theni

Places to Visit in Theni

Theni - #42 of 75 in Tamil Nadu |
Theni Average Rating - 5.4/7 1 based on 82 Ratings

Theni is mostly preferred by travellers from Chennai, Coimbatore. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Theni is, however, mostly preferred by Group, Couple. The best season or months to visit places in Theni. There are 19 tourist places in Theni, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Theni can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Theni for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Theni Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Theni, browse through photos & pictures, explore Theni using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Theni, which are great places to visit, are Suruli Falls. Theni can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Theni Tourist Places



  • Type: Water Fall
Suruli Falls, Theni
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Ranked 1 of 19
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The Suruli Falls is also known as Cloudland Falls and Megamalai Falls. It falls from a height of around 150 ft. The ideal time to visit this place is between the months of June and October. There are several caves near the falls, including the Kailasanathar Temple Cave,... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Bodinayakkanur, Theni
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Bodinayakkanur is one of the popular towns of Theni, situated on the foothills of the Western Ghats. This town holds historical relevance as in 1776 it was seized by Hyder Ali and later in 1793, it was surrendered to the East India Company. It is also popular for the markets... Read More »
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  • Hill/Mountain
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Vellimalai, Theni
  • Type: Hill
Vellimalai, Theni
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 19
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Vellimalai, also known as the Silver Mountain, is located in the hills of Varusanadu. The Vaigai River, artificial lakes and tea and coffee estates are some of the tourist attractions of Vellimalai.  Read More »
Chinnamanur, Theni
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Chinnamanur, Theni
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Chinnamanur town is at a height of 374 m above sea level. This town was initially called Harikesarinallur and is known for the Sivagamiamman Temple that is situated on the banks of Mullai River. The town is also mentioned in the Tamil grammatical work, Tholkappium.... Read More »
Meghamalai, Theni
  • Type: Hill
Meghamalai, Theni
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Meghamalai, also known as the High Wavy Mountains, is at a height of 1,500 m above sea level. This place is famous for its tea estates and plantations of pepper, cardamom and cinnamon. A forest near this place is home to several animals like sambar, elephant, tiger,... Read More »
Kamatchi Amman Temple, Theni
  • Type: Place of Worship
Kamatchi Amman Temple, Theni
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Kamatchi Amman Temple is located on the banks of the Manjal River, near Devadanapatti. The doors of the temple are never opened and devotees can only worship from the portal. Every evening a special puja is performed in the temple. Masi Magam and Shivaratri are the main... Read More »
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  • Dams
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Vaigai Dam, Theni
  • Type: Dam
Vaigai Dam, Theni
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River in the vicinity of Andipatti in the Theni District. This dam was inaugurated on 21st January, 1959 and measures 111 ft in height and can store water up to 71 ft. The Agriculture Research Institute carries out research on... Read More »
Mullai Periyar Dam, Theni
  • Type: Dam
Mullai Periyar Dam, Theni
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Mullai Periyar Dam is constructed near the confluence of the Periyar and Mullayar rivers. This dam was built by the British between 1887 and 1898. Though the dam is situated in Kerala, it is owned and maintained by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Read More »
  • Type: Water Fall
Kumbakkarai Falls, Theni
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Kumbakkarai Falls is located on Kodaikanal Hills. It is believed that the water of the falls has rich mineral and herbal content.  Read More »
  • Type: Hill
Kolukkumalai, Theni
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Kolukkumalai is at an elevation of 8,000 ft above sea level and is one of the highest tea plantations in the region. There is also a jungle nearby, which is home to various animals such as elephant, gaur, sambar and sloth bear. The place can be reached only through jeeps. The... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Sothupparai Dam, Theni
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Sothupparai Dam is built across the Varaha River, at a distance of 12 km from Periyakulam. The dam has a wide area to store water. Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Gowmariamman Temple, Theni
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Gowmariamman Temple is situated in Veerapandi village. This temple was constructed in the 14th century by the Pandya king, Veerapandi. It is believed that after praying to lords Gowmariamman and Kanneeswaramudaiyar, the king got his eye sight back, hence he built this... Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Kannagi Temple, Theni
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Kannagi Temple is a 2,000 years old temple at an elevation of around 1,337 m above the sea level. The temple is situated on the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It represents the Pandian style of Kerala architecture. Believed to be constructed by Cheran... Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Vellappar Temple, Theni
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Vellappar Temple lies on the Varushanad Hill in Mavoothu village. The temple has idols of Lord Vinayaka and Saptakannikas. In the vicinity of the temple, there is a mango tree, where rainwater gathers and flows downhill. This temple was constructed by the then kandamanur... Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Arulmigu Balasubramanya Temple, Theni
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Arulmigu Balasubramanya Temple, a 2000 years old temple, is situated on the banks of the Varaha River in Periyakulam. A six-headed idol of Lord Murugan along with the statue of his wife is enshrined in the temple. As per legends, King Rajendra Chola unknowingly killed... Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Kailasanathar Cave Temple, Theni
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
The Kailasanathar Cave Temple is at an elevation of 800 m above sea level. There is a spring located in the vicinity, which is known to possess high medicinal value. During Aadi, Thai and Chithirai months, various festivals are celebrated at this temple. Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Sri Saneeswara Baghwan Temple, Theni
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Sri Saneeswara Baghwan Temple is situated on the banks of Surabhi River in Kuchanur town. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Saneeswarar, who is also known as Lord Saturn and is one of the nine celestial beings in Hindu astrology. It is believed that Lord Saturn appeared... Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Sri Kaalahasthiishwara Swami Temple, Theni
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Sri Kaalahasthiishwara Swami Temple is situated on the banks of the Periyar River, in the Uthamapalayam Taluka. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by green paddy fields. As per a legend, it is believed that a devotee used to visit Kaalahasthi... Read More »
  • Type: Park
Seran's Fun Park, Theni
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 19
Places to Visit in Theni
Seran’s Fun Park is a children's park. There is an aquarium named Aqua Cave, which is home to more than 100 rare species of fish. Read More »
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