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Important Places In Tirunelveli

The Tirunelveli City included five important places such places are following here,


District Science Centre

The District Science Centre is located in the land of Tamiraparani and it is an unique institution. Popularizing Science, counting the spirit of enquiry, denoting creative talents, qualifying scientific temper in life, are the facts. There are 124 centres in country among that this is one. In ocean there are two galleries in that 3permanent centres and semi permanent gallery is about popular science and a six acres is filled with science park which has a tremendous help centre for every awareness of scientific development among the people. Generation to the above facilities of District Science Centre is also taking part in conducting following programmes like Mobile Science Exhibition, Planetarium, Film Show, Temporary Exhibition, Science Skit and Rating of Science.


From Tirunelveli just 2Km travel. It is a multi-use museum situated on Tirunelveli-Thiruvananthapuram Road (NH7) palayamkottai. All varieties of Archaeological remaining can be seen. Entrance free. Museum Open 8.30a.m to 5.30p.m.


Kutrallam, the " Spa of the south" is situated at an elevation of about 170 m high, on the western Ghats in Thirunelveli district. This is not only a tourist spot but also a health resort too. The waterfall has medicinal properties since the water runs through forests of herbs and the water has therapeutic qualities to cure physical ailments. During the season between June to September every year thousands of tourists visit this place.

Uvari Village

Uvari is a fishing village which is located at shore of way to Bengal at Tirunelveli district, Tamilnadu, South India. This village is just 70 Km from Tirunelveli city. 50 Km east from Nagercoil and 100 Km west from Tuticorin. The total population of that place is nearly 7000. There are around thousands of houses in this village. This village all the needs what they want like electricity, health centre, community centre, schools, bank, hospital, water tanks, ration shop, library and etc., This not like a village nearly a town. There are good bus facilities for the people and it takes just one hour to reach Hindu temple Tiruchendur. Uvari is just 90minutes from railway junction of Tirunelveli and from the beach town of Kanyakumari. From Uvari many private travels are arranged for Tisayanvillai, 7Km away from Uvari. The village is divided into 3types Middle Street, Western Street and Beach Colony.

V.O.C. Mani Mandapam

V.O.Chitambarm with a great personality of Freedom movement in Tamilnadu who struggled in pulling the cooking oil extraction (chekku) in Coimbatore prison, the place he was imprisoned for fighting against British rule. V.O.C. Born at Ottapidaram now in Tuticorin district. But this village was before under Tirunelveli district so that government built a manimandapam for him Tirunelveli and it was honored by our chief minister of Tamilnadu to open it. There is a meditation hall. In this hall V.O.C. statue is kept with the height of 6.5 feet. There is extracted oil kept as a remembrance for his struggle and sacrifice in national freedom fight. At the Entrance of the mandapam two ship shapes are kept which intimate us the V.O.C. brave and intelligent approach against British. V.O.C. also established Navigation Team against British. He was not only sincere to the nation and he was also a leader of labour union. Once there was a strike, in that many labours were starving V.O.C. sold his land and bought food for the labours and Strike continued. His co-mates are Mahakavi Bharathi and Subramania SIVA.


‘Veerar’ Pulithevan Memorial

He was born in 1715. He was the first man to make war of British to cry. He was the only man who refused to pay tax against British. This made a wound to his self respect and in 1755 he was the first herald the freedom movement of defeating the demand of Col. Aaron. He planned a war against the Britishers and defeated them too. At last Britishers planned to attack him while offering prayers at Sankara Nainar Koil but he dis-appeared into a cave and he never returned. Thus to his memorial they kept a Nelkattum Seval at Sivagiri Taluk.


Kalakkaddu Wildlife Sanctuary

You will have to move a little out of the city center as the sanctuary is situated some 47 km away from Tirunelveli. Covering a whopping area of around 223 sq km, the sanctuary is located amidst the western ghats. The sanctuary serves as home to animals like Macaque, common Langur, Nilgiri Tahrs, Sambars, Bears, Elephants, Tigers, Flying Squirrel, Panther, the list goes on. The flora here is also very rich and one can see spreads of tropical wet evergreen forest, tropical dry deciduous and thorn forest. Nature lovers who are also adventure lovers can expect a wonderful outing as trekking is allowed in the sanctuary, but for that prior permission from the forest department is required. Forest Rest House at Sengaltheri proves to be a perfect staying option for tourist who wish to stay a little longer for enjoying the cool and pleasant atmosphere of this serene area.


Kunthakulam Bird Sanctury

It is situated 33 kilometers south of Thirunelveli. Kunthakulam is actually a small and natural scenic village. This village is covered with natural forest and ponds. During winter every year more than 10 thousand birds from various countries like Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Australia migrate here.


Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary

Although this sanctuary is a Project Tiger Reserve you are likely to sight other animals like the leopard, sambhar, sloth bear and the chital apart from a wide variety of Indian primates including the bonnet macaque, common langur, Nilgiri langur and lion-tailed macaque.



Papanasam is located 60 kilometers from Tirunelveli. The famous Shiva temple is located at the bottom of Western Ghats that is very near to the origin of the River Tambraparani. The place is also famous for the Chitrai Vishu festival that is celebrated in the month of April when lacks of people congregate here.


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