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Tirunelveli City Guide

Tirunelveli is about 2000 years old is a town of hoary tradition. Next to Madurai it was an important city of the Pandya Kingdom as it served as their Capital for some time. Situated on the banks of the river Thamiraparani, it is on the way to Kanniyakumari from Madurai. It is a twin town Tirunelveli and Palayamkottai.

General Info. :

Area : 87.64 Kms.
Population : 3,65,932 (1991)
Altitude : 100 metres (Approximate)
Temperature : Summer: Max: 34.8°C Winter: Max: 21.6°C
Rainfall : 100 cms - Average
Season : Throughout the year.
Clothing : Tropical
Languages Spoken : Tamil and English.
STD CODE : 0462


Air: The nearest Airport, Madurai, is 151 Kms away.
Rail: Tirunelveli is an important railway junction on the southern railway and is connected to all major cities.
Road: Tirunelveli is served by a good network of roads.


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