India - Tirunelveli City Information

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Tirunelveli City Information

Tirunelveli is a 2000 year old city which became prominent during the Pandya Regime and served as their capital.

It is one of the oldest Christian centres in Tamil Nadu. The city surrounded by paddy fields is known for its reed mats, palm handicrafts, palm sugar and temples.

Places of interest

Kanthimathi Nellaiyappar Temple - This twin temple dedicated to Siva (Nellaiyappar) and Parvathi (Kanthimathi) has beautiful sculptures, musical pillars, valuable jewels, a golden lily tank and a thousand pillared mandapa.
 
PalayamKottai - Palayamkottai is the headquarters of the Church Missionary Society in Tamil Nadu.

 

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