Tirunelveli is famous for
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It is the city which has with it many cultural and tourist places of the world like the Nellaiappar Temple, Kutralam, Agasthiyar Falls, Papanasam, Manimuthar Krishnapuram, Tenkasi, Palayamkottai etc.
In the heart of the city lies the Nellaiappar Temple which is the foremost temple of the city and for instance the city got the name Tirunelveli from the God Nellaiappar. Another attractive scenic cool enjoyable places is Kutralam. The main falls are Five Falls, Shenbagadevi Falls, and a series of falls are absolutely terrific.
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History of Tirunelveli
Formally known as Nellai, Tirunelveli is a city in Tamil Nadu. It is the sixth largest city of Tamil Nadu and is the headquarters of the Tirunelveli District. Bordered by Kerala in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south-east, this district lies 612 km south-west of Chennai and 140 km east of Thiruvananthapuram. Being close to the southernmost tip of India, Tirunelveli is also known for its varied geographical features. It consists of five types of geographical terrain - Kurinji (mountains), Mullai (forests), Marudham (paddy fields), Neithal (coastal) and Palai (deserts) and is situated in the west bank of River Tamiraparani. Tirunelveli is an ancient city which was formed on 1st September 1790 by the East India Company. But much before that, the history of this place dates back to the 900 BC when the Pandyas ruled this region. The past of Tirunelveli was also researched by one of the Christian missionaries, Robert Caldwell (1814-1891), who was known to have contributed a lot to the Tamil language. The city was formally named by the Arcot Nawabs and the Nayaks as 'Nellai Cheemai'. The Nayaks, in 1781, granted the local administration and revenue of Tirunelveli to the British and they governed it until India achieved independence in 1947.
People and Culture of TirunelveliTirunelveli has a rich cultural and architectural heritage which is evident from the various temples, mosques and cathedrals located here. Some of the prominent religious structures are Nellaiappar Temple, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple. The Swamy Nellaiappar Temple and Kanthimathi Ambal Temple, Sankaranainar Kovil Temple and Sivasailam Temple are also prominent religious attractions in this region. Another important pilgrimage site is the beautiful sea facing Kappal Matha Church that is devoted to St. Mary and is in the form of a ship. A major attraction of this district is the Mundanthurai-Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to jungle cat, striped hyena, common langur, tiger and lion-tailed macaque.
Tirunelveli holiday packages can be bought to explore the destination better. The nearest airport to Tirunelveli is located in Tuticorin which is 32 km away from the centre of the town. Being a railway junction, Tirunelveli is well connected to all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata by rail. To reach Tirunelveli, tourists can also travel by road as National Highway 7 goes right through Tirunelveli.
Accommodation options in Tirunelveli Guesthouses, lodges, hostels and budget hotels are the hotel options in Tirunelveli.
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