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Theni District

Theni District

About Theni District and Its History

  • Theni town is the headquarters of the Theni District in Tamilnadu. This district was separated from Madurai on the year 1996. After separating, three taluks like Uttama-Palayam, Periyakulam and Andipatti were come under this district.
  • This district is located on the bank of River Mullai Periyar. This province is completely surrounded by Natural Wealth. Theni is a beautiful hilly district.
  • Abundant with rivers, waterfalls and dams, various agricultural industries including tea, coffee, cardamom, Chili, Cotton, textiles and Grape production are extensively practiced in this district.
  • This district has the honor of giving Chinnamanur Inscription which are the best proofs of the history of Tamil Nadu. There are many spots and sites for tourists to enjoy. Also, Suruali Falls, Kumbakarai Falls, and Megamalai Falls are the three beautiful waterfalls located here.
  • As this district was separated from Madurai, it was ruled by Great Emperors like Pandyas, Cholas, Madurai Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom, and British.

Theni District Complete Details

Theni District Information
Total Area 3242.3 Sq.Kms
Total Population 12,45,899
Male Population 6,25,683
Female Population 6,20,216
Population Density 434/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 791.2 mm
Climate Condition 32.38*c Maximum and 15*c Minimum
STD Code 04546
Pin Codes 625***
Nearest Airport Madurai Airport, Airport Road, Madurai (75 km away from Theni)
Railway Station Teni Junction railway station, Theni, Tamil Nadu
Bus Stand Pennicuik New Bus Stand, Theni
Theni District Court Phone Number, Email id 04546 269239, districtcourttheni@gmail.com
District Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04546 253676/ 254732, collrthn@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04546 255356, dphthn@nic.in
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number, Email id 7373002951, ceothn@nic.in
District Employment Office Number, Email id 04546 254510
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04546 255133, 9445000594, tahsilthn.tnthn@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04546 251862, 9080386024, jdathn@yahoo.co.in
District Taluk List 5 Taluks - Theni, Andipatti, Periyakulam, Bodinayakkanur, Uthamapalayam
District Head Post Office Phone Number 04546 252480
Theni Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Theni Emergency Numbers

Theni Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Theertha Thotti
The most famous Murugan temple in Theni region is located here. The natural water near this temple is called Theertha Thotti. This famous temple is located a little away from Theni, on the way to Bodinayakanur.

Vaigai Dam
Vaigai Dam is located near Aandipatti, about 26 kilometers from Theni. A very beautiful park, children's play center, biological museum etc. are tourist attractions in Theni. At night this dam is very beautiful to see. Vaigai Dam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Theni. Aandipatti can be reached by bus and train from Madurai.

Suruli Falls
Around 10 kilometers from Kambam town is Suruli Falls, A large number of tourists come to enjoy bathing in this waterfall located on a very beautiful hillside.

Sri Kailasanathar Temple Theni
Sri Kailasanathar Temple is located on the hill above Suruli Falls, and the festivals held here during Chitra Pournami and thai amavasai are very popular. Many devotees gather at that time not only from this district but also from other places. It is said that drinking the water from the natural spring at this place cures various diseases.

Mastan Dargah
Mounasamy Abubakar Mastan Dargah is located near Suruli Falls. He lived in the 16th century and is buried here. This is one of the main pilgrimage sites of the Muslim people of Theni, Madurai and Dindigul districts.

Kumbakkarai Falls
Kumbakarai Falls is located about 8 kilometers from the large pond. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful forest environment, Tourist can take a dip in this waterfall except during the rainy season. Here in the dense trees, a large number of birds gather and the chirping is mind-blowing. Buses are available to reach this area. It is one of the tourist attractions in Theni district. Kodaikanal is near to this area.

Veerappa Ayyanar Alli Nagaram
The famous Veerappa Ayyanar temple is located in Allinagaram, about 3.5 kms near Theni. It is one of the famous places in this district. The festival held here on the birthday of the Tamil new year is very popular. It is a popular festival where local and foreign devotees gather in large numbers.

Sri Balasubramaniar Aalayam
This is one of the famous temples in Periya Kulam. It is an ancient and beautiful temple built by the Chola king. A special festival takes place during Panguni Uthiram and Maha Karthigai.

Meghamalai is located about 56 kilometers from Theni. This mesmerizing region is situated at an altitude of 4700 feet above sea level. Cardamom and tea plantations abound in the region.

Devadanapatti Kamakshi Amman Temple
Manjalar Dam is located near Devadanapatti in PeriyaKulam area. In the mountain area surrounding it, there are three small waterfalls and one big waterfall. The Kamatsiyamman temple located at Manchalarankarai is very popular in the region. Festivals like Maha Shivratri and Masi Magam are celebrated here. The temple is 24 km from the Periyakulam. Built in the 18th century.

About 22 kilometers from Theni is the famous Saneeswaran temple near Chinnamanur. It is noteworthy that apart from Kuchanur, which is one of the Navagraha temples, there is no separate temple for Saneeswarar anywhere else. The annual festival held here in the month of Aadi is very popular, Devotees come from different places to this temple.

Mavoothu Velappar Subramanya Swami Temple
Mavoottru is about 21 kilometers from Andippatti. Murugan temple is located on the hill in this area located in the most beautiful rain forest. The main god is called Velappar. Devotees can go in morning and evening to worship. There is a bus facility from Andipatti to reach this mind-blowing place.

Sothuparai is about 13 kilometers from Periyakulam. The water reservoir here and the surrounding areas are beautiful. Nearby people come here on holidays. This place is a very good picnic spot.

About 25 kilometers from Bodi Naikkanur, Bodi Mettu is located at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. This picturesque area is a great place to visit in summer.

Bodi Nayakanur is famous for mango, cardamom and coffee. This place is near Theni. Between Bodimettu and Bodinayakanur, you can enjoy the Tiger Falls. It is located on the way to Munnar.

Veerapandi is about 9 kilometers from Theni. Gowri Mariamman temple here is very famous in this district. The temple was established by the Pandya king about 600 years ago. Various festivals are going on here very well.

The town is proud of providing the inscription that made the antiquity of Tamil Nadu known to the world. The famous Sivakamiyamman Temple is located on the banks of the Mullaiyaru of Chinnamanur, a very important commercial center. Many festivals are held here in the tamil months of Aadi, Aavani, Chittirai, Panguni etc.

About 17 kilometers from Theni is the Periyakulam. It is a very important place in this district. As this town is situated on the foothills of Kodaikanal, this place is cool and looks beautiful. Periyakulam is famous for mangoes.

Other Tourist Places in Theni District

  • Andipatti
  • Cloud Land Falls (Chinna Suruli)
  • Kamatchiamman Temple
  • Kannagi Temple
  • Seran's Fun Park
  • Grapes Cultivation
  • The Kailasanathar Temple
  • Tiger Falls
  • Velli Malai Murugan Temple
  • Uthamapalayam
  • Megamalai

Festivals in Theni

  • Gowmariyamman Temple Festival, Veerapandi
  • Veerappa Ayyanar Festival
  • Kamatchi Amman Festival Devadhanapatti
  • Saneeswaran Temple Festival, Kuchanoor
  • Jallikattu, Pongal Festival, Uthamapalayam
  • Chitra Pournami Festival, Sri Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, Gudalur
  • Masi Maham and Shivarathri Festival, Kamatchi Amman Temple

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