Theni, an important district in Tamil Nadu is recently formed. It is situated in the laps of the Western Ghats and is an idyllic place to come for a holiday. This new district includes many important places like Periyakulam, Uthamapalayam and Andipatti, which is famous for its handicrafts and handlooms.
When you are in Theni do not forget to shop as the place is famous for its soft towels, juicy mangoes, fine silk cotton, aromatic cardamoms, hot chilies, refreshing coffee beans and healthy green tea.
Land of Dams, Temples and Waterfalls – Tourist places in and around Theni
Theni has many tourist attractions to offer. The Vaigai Dam, Sothupparai Dam and Shanmuganathi Dam are some lovely picnic spots. There are many idyllic waterfalls such as Suruli Falls, Kumbakkarai Falls and Chinna Suruli Falls. Theni boasts of many temples and shrines and is a famous Hindu pilgrim.
Devotees from all over India come to pay homage at Kuchanur, Mavoothu, Theertha Thotti, Gowmariamman Temple, Devadanapatti Kamakshi Amman Temple and Balasubramanya Temple. Other places of tourist interest in Theni are Meghamalai Hills, Bodi Mettu and the Paravasa Ulagam Water Theme Park.
Festivals and Fun Fare
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Theni celebrates Pongal, Shivaratri and Masi Maham elaborately. These festivals are celebrated during the months of February and March. The renowned bullock cart race of Theni is held during this festive period.
Although Theni can be visited any time of the year, it is better that you plan your holiday during the festival time so that you can be a part of the festival. Moreover, it is during this time when the temperature remains cool and pleasant, and you do not have to bear the sweltering heat of the sun.
Theni is well connected to other major cities by rail and road. The nearest airport to Theni is Madurai.