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Ambasamudram - The Bosom Of Mother Nature


Ambasamudram is a small but picturesque town located in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The Tamirabarani river runs by its side and it is situated on the foothills of the Western Ghats. Its sister town, Kallidaikurichi, is on the opposite bank of the Tamirabarani river. Thus, the town is sprawling with natural beauty and greenery.

Ambasamudram is also known by the name of Vilankurichi. It was the seat of the saint Agastiyar who contributed immensely to the Tamil language several thousand years ago. The word Ambasamudram is derived from the two words Amba and Samundar. The place was christened with this name as the place flourished with temples and water bodies.

Tourist Places In And Around Ambasamudram

The town is well-known for its beautiful handicrafts carved out of wood. The town is also known to house various temples and churches. The place houses many temples such as Papanasam Papanasar Temple, Melaseval Navaneethakrishnan Temple, Melaseval Megalingeshwarar Temple and Melaseval Venogopalaswamy Temple.

However, the biggest attraction of the place is the Mundanthurai-Kalakad Tiger Reserve. The festival of traditional durbar is celebrated every year in the month of Aadi which draws a lot of tourists. Other places of tourist interest are Papanasam dam, Agasthiyar falls, Manimutthaar Dam & Waterfall, Karaiyar Dam, Manjolai Hills and Vikramasingapuram.

Travellers visiting Ambasamudram must not forget to taste their famous ‘Kai Murukku’ and buy some of their famous grass mats known by the name ‘Paai’. Overall it is a complete tourist destination for people of varied interests ranging from wildlife to bird-watching to temple-hopping and historical architecture.

How To Reach Ambasamudram

In order to reach Ambasamudram by air one has to take a flight to either Trivandrum or Madurai. From Chennai trains are available to Tirunelveli which is the closest railway station to Ambasamudram. From Tirunelveli one has to take a bus to Ambasamudram.

Ambasamudram Weather

The weather of Ambasamudram is mostly hot and humid. However, the post monsoon season experienced during the months of September to March is the best season to visit the place as the temperature is slightly lower and pleasant.

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How to Reach Ambasamudram

  • By Road
    Regular buses connect Ambasamudram to Tirunelveli. Tirunelveli city is easily accessible from most other cities of India by train. Buses from cities of Tamil Nadu and Kerala ply regularly to Tirunelveli.
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  • By Train
    The Ambasamudram Railway station is connected to Tirunelveli Junction. Tirunelveli Junction is a major railway station and is the closest important railway station to Ambasamudram. It has regular trains to all major cities of India including Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.
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  • By Air
    Tuticorin Airport which is located at a distance of about 75 km is the closest airport to Ambasamudram. The closest airport International airport to Ambasamudram is Trivandrum which is located at a distance of about 147 km. One can take a train or bus from these airports to Tirunelveli. Tirunelveli is connected to Ambasamudram by buses and trains.
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