The 2000 years old hoary city, Tirunelveli is located 400 kilometers away from Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu in the Southern India. Also, Tirunelveli is a twin town of Palayamkottai, which is often referred as the ‘Oxford of South India’. The verdant paddy fields and the tall palm groves of the city are watered by the mighty Tamirabarani River. Moreover, the famous ‘Courtallam Waterfalls’ is situated in the place. Apart from the ancient traditions, the Tirunelveli district is also known for its ‘agrarian produce’ cultivating ragi, pulses, indigo, cotton, cumbu, coconut and other crops and its ‘mineral resources’ such as the sulphides, limestone and ilmenite.
Theology and Culture
The beautiful city of Tirunelveli, once glorified as the capital of the Pandyas, has unswervingly preserved its rich culture and excellent architecture. Considered as the popular pilgrimage of Tamil Nadu, the city encapsulates the glorious temples namely, the Nellaiappar Temple, Agasthiyar Temple, Manappad, Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Sankaran Kovil and many others. The inhabitants and the pilgrims from every nook and corner visit the city to witness the majestic celebrations of the ‘Kodaivizhai Festival’ and the ‘Kanthimathi Car Festival’. Also, the city is famous for its handlooms, handicrafts, jewelry, pottery and souvenir items. And the mouth-watering ‘Tirunelveli Halwa’ of wheat and sugar is remarked as the best delicacy served in the city.
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