Tirunelveli Ratings & Reviews

Vivek ravindranath

Vivek ravindranathratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

3 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

The hidden temple town

The city of Tirunelveli is famous for its yummy halwa. But what many locals know is that the city is close to many beautiful and uncrowded temples that deserve our time and attention.
There are 18 famous temples in and around Tirunelveli city... All within a 50 km radius. They are grouped as Nava Tirupati and Nava Kailasam.
The nine Nava Tirupathi temples are ancient structures dedicated to lord Vishnu and represents the Vaishnavite culture. Many at of them are large and elaborately designed shrines which merit a visit just for aesthetic reasons.
The list...
1 Srivaikuntam Sri Vaikuntanathan Primal Temple – Surya (Sun)
2. TiruVannaMalai Vijayasena Primal Temple – Chandra (Moon)
3. Thiru Puliyangudi Bhumi Palghar Primal Temple – Budha (Mercury)
4. Rettai Tirupathi – North Temple (Sri Aravindalochanan Temple, Tholaivil Mangalam) – Rahu
5. Rettai Tirupathi – South Temple (Sri Devapiran Temple, Tholaivil Mangala) – Ketu
6. Perungulam Swamy Mayakoothar Temple, Thirukkudanthai – Shani (Saturn)
7. ThenThiruperai Thiru Makara Nedunchalai Kaather Primal Temple – Shukra (Venus)
8. Thirukolur Sri Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple – Mangala (Mars)
9. Alwarthirunagari Primal Temple, Thirukarugavur – Guru (Jupiter)
The Nava Kailasam temples are nine temples dedicated to Shiva and the shaivite traditions. These shrines are a little more esoteric with some of them in state of poor maintenance. The highlight is the first temple at Papanasam which is a large temple with proximity to Agasthya falls which falls in a forest area. A treat for nature lovers as this is a real hosting tigers.
1. Papanasam - Suryan (Sun) - Mela Kailasam
2. Cheran Mahadevi - Thin gal (Moon) - Mela Kailasam
3. Kodaganallur - Chevvai(Mars) - Mela Kailasam
4. Kunnathur - Rahu - Keezh kailasam
5. Murappanadu - Guru (Jupitor) - Keezh kailasam
6. Thiruvaikundam - Sani (Saturn) - Keezh kailasam
7. Thenthiruperai - Budhan (Mercury) - Keezh kailasam
8. Rajapathy - Ketu - Keezh kailasam
9. Saendha Poomangalam - Sukran (Venus) - Keezh kailasam
The only way to visit all these temples is to hire a cab and have a knowledgeable driver who knows the temple timings.
Tiruchendur... The beach temple dedicated to Lord Murugan is also close by and is a lovely experience.
Finally the local Nellaiappar temple in the city needs at least 3 hours of your undivided attention to be appreciated and enjoyed. The huge temple needs to be visited and explored from Both spiritual and aesthetic perspective.
Three full days are needed to cover all these temples. Don't hurry and savour the ancient devotional sites with live and awe. Be prepared to walk quite a bit as some of the temples are huge.
Lodging and boarding are of decent quality in Tirunelveli. I suggest spending extra on transportation while saving on lodging. Food is inexpensive, but primarily vegetarian. Connectivity to Tirunelveli is excellent with efficient bus and train connectivity from major TN cities.
Best time to visit is between October to February.
So for a comfortable and tiring awesome spiritual and aesthetic experience, the temples of Tirunelveli are par excellence.

Krishnakumar padmanabhan

Krishnakumar padmanabhanratingratingratingratingratingrating2.1/5

7 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Tirunelveli review

On day 1 started my trip to Nagwrcoil and Kanyakumari. Though it is off season, good amount of crowd was there in Kanyakumari. Visited the famous Vivekananda rock and 133ft Thiruvalluvar statue. Did not plan for sunset view as the sky was not clear. Then visited wax museum and suseendr temple where the three lords (brahma. Vishnu and diva) are found together. Finally visited Nagaraja temple in Nahercoil to complete the day.
On day 2 visited Courtallam and Agadthiyar falls in Papanasam which was having more water when compared to Courtallam. The water was ice cooled. Courtallam is with less water and the place is dirtiest ever. Absolutely no cleaning is taking place, then visited the grand Thenkasi temple. Before completing the day visited Nellaiyappar and Gandhimadhi temple and purchased the iruttukadai halwa finally when the shop was about to close.

Raja ilango  .

Raja ilango .ratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Nice to stay

Over all easy to locate and find. Room looking and all is so good. Room service is very nice. Family stay also safe here. This place is so convinced. Near by railway station and bus terminus. Center of city

Raja ilango  .

Raja ilango .ratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

3 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Nice to stay

Over all easy to locate and find. Room looking and all is so good. Room service is very nice. Family stay also safe here. This place is so convinced. Near by railway station and bus terminus. Center of city temple and shopping and entertainment are so close and very near



11 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Facelift adorned by Tirunelveli is unimaginable

It is altogether a different experience when I visited Tirunelveli after 50 years, the facelift adorned by Tirunelveli is unimaginable. Thers was an overall change right from the basic infra structure. Lots of new buildings, business establishments, luxurious hotels, posh nursing homes and whatnot. Early morning visit to nellaiappar gandhimadhi Amman temple brought solace and glory. Whatever I missed during my student days 50 years ago, I was able to get back and I am sure I will keep the new experiences a valuable treasure for there rest of my life.

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchiratingratingratingratingratingrating3.9/5

266 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Amazing place to visit

I had been to Tirunelveli in October 2015. The city of Tirunelveli is located at the southernmost tip of the Deccan Plateau. This city was known as Nellai during the British reign over India. Once upon a time in history, it was ruled by the Nawab of Carnatic, The must-visit attractions in and around Tirunelveli include Papanasam dam, Shankaranarayankoil and the Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. The Papanasam Dam is one of the important picnic hotspots in Tirunelveli and home to 108 unique medicinal herbs. The Manjolai hills is also a must-visit attraction in Papanasam. The Shankarnarayan Koil is around 900 years old and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity here is Shankaranarayan which is a combination of Lord Shiva and Vishnu. The Mundanthurai tiger reserve spans 900 square kilometers and is located at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level. This is the second forest reserve in Tamil Nadu and is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger .

Tharun Golla

Tharun Gollaratingratingratingratingratingrating3.9/5

2 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Centralized location, every place under 100 kms reach

One of the City in Tamizhnadu. Located in South. Nellaiyappar Temple is the famous Temple in the state. Iruttukadai halwa is famous in the country. Nearby site seeing places like papanasam Temple, Tirunelveli located at farther end of India just about Kanyakumari and just below Thoothukudi and left by Kerala is the city of cultural ethnicity and ever blooming modernity. It is the city

Savihri Ramani

Savihri Ramaniratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

13 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Thirynelveli must vidit place in tamilnadu

Famous for erutukadai halwa a sweet city with a reunion of both sivite and vishnavite. The city has navathirupathi and navakailasam to its credit . Navathirupathi is famous place and it is also divyadesam. Very well maintained with sculptures and spacious constructions. The Lord here is treated as navagraha deities . Navakailasam is slightly interior but guides and taxi drivers take us there with full if cheers. People are friendly and prompt in taking us . You will be failing in my duty if I don't mention a food outlet in fact a mess famous for rice made out if manpani. It is called arasan mess. It attracts crowd with its healthy hot food . The city has lit if temples the main deity is nellaiappar and ganthimathi a huge temple with plenty of architectural wonders. One of the navakailasam temple has kuberan in it. Don't miss the temple. It has lot of stories and beliefs and you feel very happy to be there

Savihri Ramani

Savihri Ramaniratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

13 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

A nice place an union of navagraha temple both for sivite. And visnavite

The place is famous for erutukadai halwa a sweet city. I t us surrounded by navathirupathi and navakailasam. Papanasam a famous diva temple us also one among them . Navathirupathi is a must to see and each and every temple is old divayadesam and architecture is excellent. The temples are neat clean well maintained and easily approachable . Navakailasam is slightly interior but the guides and taxi drivers are well versed and very helpful in taking us. I will be failing in my duty if I don't mention about a very small hotel very different dishes are made in mud pot very hot and homely food and it easily attracts crowd in spite of its appearance, quality food by name arasan mess manpani food. Please go visit and enjoy.

Katie Nathan

Katie Nathanratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

17 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Centralized location, every place under 100 kms reach

This place is amazing, affordable and can make a good central point to visit other places. Kanyakumari at 80+ kms, Courtallam 60+ kms, Tiruchendur 50+ kms and lot more I am yet to visit. A circular route makes it even more interesting . . The place has good food, vegetarian too, tasty affordable and not such a big place that we have to kilometers to move from one place to another Check out the Old Bus Stand area and you have umpteen options for stay and food. Parking can be a problem though Not to forget to mention about the famous Iruttu kadai halwa so nicely priced at Rs, 180 a kg. You can also eat it hot in plantain leaf at 10rs. Be ready to fight for a place though in the crowd.

  • Centralized location, every place under 100 kms reach

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