Theni district is situated in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. Theni is also one of the places for the choicest tourist destinations. This district attracts lot of tourists by captivating dams, waterfalls and countless pilgrim centers. These unique places warm the soul and the hospitality of the local people make the destinations as a delightful one for the visitors.
Theni district is the main route for the tourist bound form Madurai to Kochi in the way of Bodinayakanur, Munnar and Madurai to Thekkadi wild life Sanctuary.
Kumbakkarai falls is about 8km from Theni. This falls is an amazing feat of nature. It is also one of the destinations which are attracted by the tourists. It is a less known falls but comparatively offers a breathtaking view. These falls are situated at the foot hills of Kodaikanal. They are located about 8km from Periyakulam.
The water of this falls is full of the goodness of minerals and herbs that grow on the mountains. We can take bath here.
This dam is about 12km from periyakulam. Sothupparai dam is built across the Varaha River. It is a wonderful embracing picnic spot. The wide expansion of this stored water is an impressive sight.
Veerapandi is about 8km from Theni. The famous temple Gowmariamman is located here and attracts lot of people through its pilgrims. The Pandyan king Veerapandi built this temple during the 14th century. It is a legend, that the king is said to have regained his vision by praying this Goddess. She is called as Gowmariamman and Kanneeswara-Mudaiyar. The perennial river which is called as mullai it runs close to the temple.
The Suruli Falls is about 8km from Cumbam. It falls from the height of about 150 feet. It gathers into a pool and flows for a short distance and again it plummets into a depth of 40 feet.
It offers a spectacular sight of nature’s raw and wild beauty. It gives an adventurous view. The dense forest provides awe some back drop through its surrounding.
Facilities are available to take bath in this falls. The special feature of this falls is that it falls “around the year.” Bathing here gives a new freshness to our body because of its pure water which contains lot of minerals.
How to Reach
Madurai airport is about 75km from here.
Railway station is available in the Madurai – Bodi route.
Theni has a well connected road with all the major cities in Tamil Nadu.