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Introduction

Theni district in Southern Tamil Nadu is a tourist attraction zone . Dams, Waterfalls, countless Pilgrim Centers with resoundig Cascades, Silver-Lined clouds resting atop green hilltops, sheer like rock faces and temples of antiquity with special tourist attraction are special features of this District. It has a population of 12,45,899 [2011 census]. The hill consists of three taluks of Periyakulam, Uthamapalayam and Adnipatti with thick vegetation and perennial streams from the hills on the western side and cumbum valley in the Uthamapalayam taluk. Vaigai, Kottagudi, Suruliyar, Varahanathi, Manjalar, varattaru are the rivers that flow through this district. The important reservoirs in the district are Vaigai, Manjalaru dam, Sothuparai dam, Shanmuganathi dam, Manalaru dam and Melmanalaru dam. Theni district is the main route for the tourist bound from Madurai via Bodinayakanur, Munnar and Kochi and also to Thekkadi. This district is surrounded by the Western Ghats, with it green stretches of cultivated lands and tea gardens. Silk cotton, soft towels, coffee seeds, cardamom, Mango are the main productions of the District. The Town has a population of 94,453 ( 20111 census ).

This district is surrounded by the Western Ghats, with its green stretches of cultivated lands and tea gardens. Silk cotton, soft towels, coffee seeds, cardamom, mango are the main produce of the district.

General Information

Area

2889 sq. km.

Population

Direct : 12,45,899 [2011 census]
Town : 94,453

Altitude

100 m above sea level
Climate Max: 39.5ºC Minimum: 25.8ºC

Season

Throughout the year

Clothing

Tropical

Languages spoken

Tamil and English. 

STD Code 04546

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