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Theni - Where The Air Smells Of Spices


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, Sothuparai 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 famous as a place for a Hindu pilgrimage.

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

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.

Best Time To Visit Theni

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.

How To Reach Theni

Theni is well connected to other major cities by rail and road. The nearest airport to Theni is Madurai.  

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How to Reach Theni

  • By Road
    Theni is well connected to the rest of Tamil Nadu by a well maintained network of roads. The place is easily accessed by buses from the nearby cities and towns. Buses run by Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation and private buses operate very often between Theni and other important places in Tamil Nadu.
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  • By Train
    Theni, being an important place in Tamil Nadu, has its own railway station. The Theni Railway Station is the main junction between Madurai and Bodi. The station has trains coming in and going to all important towns and cities in the state. Travelling by rail is also a good option.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Theni is the one at Madurai. The Madurai Airport is located around 89 kilometres away from Theni. If you are planning to visit Theni by air, you have to board a flight to Madurai and then take a cab or catch a bus to this place.
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