Krishnapuram Temple: The Krishnapuram temple is situated about 13 kms from Tirunelveli city of Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which is an important tourist destination. This temple is an important part of art and architecture of Tamil Nadu.
Courtallam Waterfalls: The Courtallam waterfall is situated 59 kms from Tirunelveli. It is called the Spa of the South and it is located at an elevation of 170 metres, on the Western Ghats. This is also a health resort apart from being a tourist spot of Tamil Nadu.
Sankaran Koil Temple: It is situated 56 kms north of Tirunelveli. This temple is a representation of fusion of two faiths; Shaivism and Vaishnavism as it contains an image combining both the aspects. All the symbols of Shiva, deer, cobra, moon, etc can be seen bearing on the right half and the left half has all the symbols of Vishnu like Chakra, conch etc. The 'Prakarams' of the temple are adorned with many excellent paintings.
Tenkasi: Tenkasi means Dakshina Kashi, the Varanasi of the south. This temple is dedicated to Viswanatha. The Pandya king Paranthaga Pandiyan after returning from the Benaras constructed this temple. It is situated 53 kms from Tirunelveli and 7 kms from Courtallam.
Thirumalaiappan Pozhil: This is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Muruga atop of a hill rock. It is 15 kms from Courtallam.
Kazhugumalai Temple: Kazhugumalai temple is situated 76 kms from Tirunelveli. Here, the shrine is created from a huge rock. The unique feature of this temple is that rather than rising from the foundations, it was chiselled from the top.
Thirumalaipuram: This place is situated 16 kms from Tenkasi. A rock-cut temple here with Ganesha, Vishnu and dancing Shiva can be seen here.
Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary: It is situated 47 kms from Tirunelveli. The flora and fauna of this sanctuary are very famous. Tiger, panther, jackal, wild dogs, cobra, python and several snakes and other reptiles, the lion-tailed monkey, etc can be seen.
Shengaltheri: It is situated in the Kalakadu mountain area. It is 68 kms from Tirunelveli. It is in the area of Kalakadu wildlife sanctuary. It is renowned for its natural scenery and healthy climate, which makes it a perfect picnic spot. A perennial waterfall also can be seen here.
Pathamadai: This hamlet is 13 kms from Tirunelveli and is renowned for weaving mats of korai grass. There is a beautiful korai mat manufacturing unit here. Swami Sivananda was born here.
Thirukkurungudi: It is located in the Western Ghats about 52 kms south of Tirunelveli. It is one of the 108 divine Vishnu shrines. It is also known as Vamana Kshetram. The temple covers an area of over 18 acres. It is dedicated to Azhagiya Nambi.
Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary: This sanctuary is situated 33 kms south of Tirunelveli. During the season from January to April, more than 10,000 birds from various countries migrate to this place.
Shenbagarama Nallur: It is situated near Nanguneri. The temple here has a stone pillar with a conical bore in the centre about a foot long. This Vishnu temple contains marvellous sculptures and each image produces a musical note when struck.
Papanasam Temple: It is situated 60 kms from Tirunelveli. This is a famous Shiva temple, located at the bottom of the Western Ghats and also very near to the origin of River Thamirabarani. The Chitthirai Vishu and Adi Amavasai festival is celebrated every year here.
Pana Theertham: The River Thamirabarani originates and starts its course from here. It is situated just opposite to the upper dam. This place can be reached by crossing the dam by boat.
Upper Kodaiyar and Manjolai: It is a calm hill station in the Western Ghats about 6000 ft. above the sea level. Manjolai is an adjacent town and a perfect summer resort. It is 35 kms from Tirunelveli. Oothu and Kuthiraivetti are excellent viewpoints of this hill station.
Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary: It is situated 42 kms from Tirunelveli. It is mainly a Tiger Reserve forest. However, other animals like leopard, sambar, sloth bear, cheetah and a wide variety of Indian primates including bonnet macaque, common langur, Nilgiri langur and lion-tailed macaque can also be seen.
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