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Tirunelveli District : Tamil Nadu

About District

The name Tirunelveli has been composed from the three Tamil words i.e. ‘Thiru – Nel – Veli’ meaning Sacred Paddy Hedge. The Tirunelveli district was bifurcated and new Tuticorin District was formed on 20.10.1986. The total geographical area of the district is 6,823 sq. km. The district is located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu and surrounded by Virudhunagar District on the north, Western Ghats on the West, Kanniyakumari District on the south, Tuticorin District on the East. The lifeline of the district is Tamiraparani river which feeds the district and quenches the thirst of residents. Courtallam is the most famous tourist spot in the district. The natural water falls, pleasant weather and intermittent drizzling really gives an unusual charm to the visitors. The Nellaiappar Temple, Uvari, Krishnapuram Vishnu Temple, Thirukutralanathar Temple at Courtallam, Kurukkuthurai Murugan Temple, Tirukkurungudi, Thirupudaimarudur, Thiruvenkatanathapuram (Mela) Vishnu temple, Sri Sorimuthu Aiyanar Temple (KaniKudyiruppu), Sankarankovil and Ayikudi Sri Balasubramaniasamy temple are some of the important temples in the District. The Adavinainar Dam and Park, Gadana Nathi Dam & Park, Manimuthar Dam, Ramanathi Dam & Park, Gundar Reservoir and Falls and Papanasam Dam are some of the important tourist spots in the District.

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