One among the districts recently announced as a separate district was Tenkasi. Earlier a part of Tirunelveli, Tenkasi was announced as a separate district on 18th July 2019. Tenkasi is the 34th district of Tamil Nadu.
The word “Tenkasi” means “Kasi of the South” refers to the famous Kasi Viswanathar Temple located in the city. With numerous waterfalls and surrounded by the Western Ghats on three sides, Tenkasi forms a favourite tourist location in the state.