Tirunelveli District is located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu and is bounded by Virudhunagar District on the north, Kanyakumari District on the south, Thoothukudi District on the east and the Western Ghats mountain range on the west beyond which lies the state of Kerala.
The district was formed by the East India Company in the year 1790. The name Tirunelveli means ‘sacred paddy hedge’ in the Tamil language. It is the largest district area wise with Tirunelveli town as the administrative headquarters. The district’s economy depends mainly on agriculture and fishery development and production.
From divine temple structures, architectural edifices, dams, waterfalls, swaying fields, Tirunelveli is a most sought after tourist destination. Look through the list of places in Tirunelveli that is a must-visit.