Tenkasi District

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 18​th​ July 2019. Tenkasi is the 34​th​ 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.

Tourist Attractions near Tenkasi

  • Kasi Viswanathar Temple
  • Thirukutralanathar Temple
  • Chitra Sabai Sivan Temple
  • Pazhaya Coutralaruvi
  • Ayikudi Balasubramanya Temple
  • Thirumalai Kovil

How to reach Tenkasi

The district of Tenkasi has two railway stations – Tenkasi Junction and Kizhapuliyur railway station. Tenkasi is well connected by road and railways to other major cities such as Chennai (625 kilometres away), Madurai (160 kilometres away), Tirunelveli (56 kilometres away), Kollam (100 kilometres away) and Trivandrum (109 kilometres away). Nearest airport is at Trivandrum about 113 kilometres away.