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Tuticorin (48 Kms)

This town is a major industrial and commercial centre.It is also a harbour.SPIC fertilizer plant,  Heavy water plant  are located here.It is a major pearl fishing and salt production centre as well.  


Pathamadai  (30 Kms)

Pathamadai is known for its beautiful Corai mats.This is also the birth place of Swami Sivanantha, the Saint and Philosopher



Ottapidaram (65 Kms)

This is birth place of V.O.Chidambaram, the great freedom fighter. His maiden venture in navigation against the East India Company caused his imprisonment. That is why he is popularly called as "Kappalottiya Thamizhan".His home has now become a memorial.  

Manimuthar & PapanasamDams

Papanasam Dam is located 49Kms away from Tirunelveli.This is a beautiful Picnic spot.  Another dam in Tirunelveli District is Manimuthar Dam.This is 47 Kms from Tirunelveli. It is a famous excursion centre  with beautiful gardens.

Ariyakulam (13 Kms) A variety of birds congregate here in large numbers from March to June for breeding.  Koothankulam, 30 Kms from Tirunelveli is another bird Sanctuary. 


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