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Tirunelveli is categorised as Business and Transit

Thirunelveli Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 May 2009)
Vettuvan Koil Temple (Photo Courtesy: Balajijagadesh)

Reasons to Visit
  • Thirunelveli is home to Nelliappar Shiva Temple, one of the most renowned temples in Tamil Nadu known for its musical pillars and is one of the largest temples in South India.
  • Thirunenveli is also base point to visit Srivaikunthanthor Temple (37 kms from Tirunelveli), a Shiva Temple and one of the 108 Divya Desams or Vaishnavite sacred shrines in the country.
  • Turicorin port is about 46 kms from Thirunelveli and there are number of places of pilgrimage Tourist interest around the area.
  • Tiruchendur Temple, One of the six "Arupadai Veedu" of Lord Murugan can be visited from Thirunelveli
  • Thirunenveli is situated on the Madurai - Kanyakumari route and therefore best visited enroute
Know It
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Tirunelveli (158 kms from Madurai and 100 kms from Kanyakumari) lies on Madurai - Kanyakumari route and visited for Nellaiappar Temple which is a renowned Lord Shiva Shiva Temples and visited as part of Heritage / Pilgrimage itineraries. "
  • Heritage Destinations of Tamil Nadu"Thirunelveli is home to Nelliappar Shiva Temple, one of the most renowned temples in Tamil Nadu known for its musical pillars and is one of the largest temples in South India. hirunenveli is situated on the Madurai - Kanyakumari route and therefore best visited enroute. "
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Tamilnadu and Pondichery"Tirunelveli Railway Station is access point to visit heritage temple of Tirunelveli."
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Pickup from Madurai and Drop to TirunelveliRs. 3770

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Destination Ideas

  • Catholic Pilgrimages in South India
  • Navathirupathi Pilgrimage
  • Thirunelveli Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nellaiappar Temple (700 AD) is one of the renowned Shiva Temples at the heart of Tirunelveli. Temple is known for its pillared halls and its temple architecture. Thirunelveli also is one of the five places where Lord Shiva is depicted in a dancing pose. The Copper Hall of Dance is housed within the inner precincts of the temple.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Srivaikuntam lies 40 kms from Tuticorin on Tiruchendur - Thirunelveli road and home to a renowned Lord Vishnu temple known as Srivaikuntapathi Swami. The temple along with 8 others around the area are part of what is popularly known as Navathirupathi circuit.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is a Lord Muruga temple and one of the six Arupadaiveedu temples of Lord Muruga. The temple is surrounded by forests and overlooking Indian ocean.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kalugumalai is rock cut images of Bhagawan Parshwanatha (8th-9th century) alongwith many images of other tirthankaras. The area is known for the Jain cave temple and architecture.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple

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Nearest Airport in Tirunelveli
  • Tuticorin Airport ( TCR ) , Tuticorin-53 Kms
Railway Stations in Tirunelveli
  • Tirunelveli ( TEN ), Tirunelveli
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