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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tourist Places in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli Districts

Tourist Places in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli Districts
Panchalankurichi
Panchalankurichi is a famous historic village which is located 25km from Thoothukudi and 55 km from Tirunelveli. Great warrior Kattabomman popularly known as “ Veerapandiya Kattabomman” raised his war against the British regime in the 17th century AD.

The Memorial Fort in Panchalankurichi was constructed in 1974 by the Tamilnadu government. The Memorial hall have beautiful paintings depicts the heroic deeds of the saga which give a good idea about the history of the period.

Sri Devi Jakkammal Temple was hereditary Goddess of Kattabomman which is located inside fort complex permisses. Cemetery of British soldiers can also be seen near the Panchalankurichi fort.

Rest of the old fort is protected by the Department of Archaeology. Kattabomman Festival was celebrated on January 15 and May second week every year which attract thousands of people. Bullock cart race is on of the special attraction in the festival.
Visiting Time For Tourists

 
Tourist can visit the fort from 8.A.M to 1 P.M. and 2 P.M. to 6 P.M on all days. The entrance fee for adult Rs.2 and Child Rs.1. A Tourist Rest house is available here for the benefit of the Tourists.


Ettayapuram
Ettayapuram is the birth place of the revolutionary poet Subramaniya Bharathiyar who played a vital role in the past indepence activities through his long standing powerful poets.

Subramaniya Bharathiyar's Ettayapuram is located near to Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli.

1) 76 kms from Tirunelveli,
2) 35 kms from Thoothukkudi,
3) 22 kms from Kovilpatti.








Subramaniya Bharathiyar's home in which Bharathi was lived with his wife Kannamma is now became a monument of the Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli District.


Ettayapuram had given us one more great poet Umarupulavar Dhansha.

Panimaya Matha Church

Thoothukudi is traditionally known for pearl fishing and shipping activities, production of salt and other related business.  This is a port city in the southern region of Tamilnadu.
This is a natural port, from this place freedom fighter  V.O.Chidambaranar operated the Swadeshi shipping company during the British rule.  Now Thoothukudi is a bustling town with business activities.
 Panimaya Matha Church (Shrine Basilia of Our Lady of Snow”)  is a famous church   built by  the Portugese  in 1711. Every year on 5th August the church festival is conducted in a grand manner which attracts a large number of devotees from all faiths.
Sinthalakkarai
Sinthalakkarai has one of the most highest statue of Goddest Vetkaliamman, Sinthalakkarai one such pilgrim centre where Goddess Sri Vetkaliamman is darshan as 42 feet height to asirvath her people.

Sinthalakkarai is on the way of Thoothukudi from Madurai to Tiruchendur in which four way track roadand also 3km away from Ettayapuram which we explained as early.







Now a days statue of Mahavishnu also erected inside the fence of Sinthalakkarai amman kovil as 72 feet length with Rajasayanam on the snake in Thiruparkadal too.




Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary
Kulasekaranpattinam
Kulasekaranpattinam is situated on the way to Kanniyakumari from Tiruchendur. It is 20 kms from Tiruchendur and 65 kms from Kanyakumari.
This village is famous for Mutharaman Temple, which is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal. This temple is nearly 150 years old. The Dhasara Festival is celebrated in a grand scale every year during October. Folk dance artists from throughout Tamilnadu perform variety of programmes.
Specialties of Kulasekaranpattinam
Generally amman statuses are the symbol of most of the Gods.
But in Kulasekaranpattinam amman The Goddess appeared in the dream of one acari in mailati village to make idol of mine and says that send the idol through  Kulasekaranpattinam priest,

The Goddess appeared in the dream of priest ordered to place the idol near the nimbu tree.
The Sanctuary is located in Vallanadu village of Srivaikundam Taluk on Tirunelveli – Thoothukudi road at a distance of 18Km from Tirunelveli.
The Vallanadu Blackbuck sanctuary is an isolated hillock with scrub forest. Police shooting station (Arms Firing Training) here is one of the best in India.
Kalakkadu Sanctuary is located in the picturesque and geographically rich surroundings of Western Ghats in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.



Two prominent sanctuaries of the region The Kalakkadu sanctuary together with the Mundanthurai sanctuary has been notified as a Tiger reserve.


The immense geographical value of this place could be gauged from the fact that this reserve is part of one of the world's 18 biodiversity hotspots


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