Resounding cascades, silver-lined clouds resting atop green hilltops, sheer rock faces and temples of antiquity are the stuff that distinguishes Theni. It warms the soul and provides much-needed balm to the mind. The rustic ambience, hospitality of the local populace and their pastoral way of life make the destination tourists' dream. Theni district is surrounded by the Western Ghats, with it ubiquitous green stretches of cultivated lands and tea gardens. Silk cotton, soft towels, coffee seeds, cardamom and mango are the produce of the district. Theni is on the main route for the tourist bound from Madurai to Kochi via Bodinayakanur, and Munnar and Madurai to Thekkadi Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Madurai (76 km)
Theni is connected by train with Madurai
Theni is connected by good motorable roads: Madurai (76 km) Andipatti (16 km) Periyakulam (16 km) Bodinayakanur (16 km) Cumbam (45 km) Utthamapalayam (30 km) Chinnamanur (22 km) Kumili (65 km) Kodaikkanal (87 km) Palani (132 km)
A densely forested place replete with natural flora and fauna is located in the Varushanadu hill ranges.
Saturn or Saneeswarar is the main deity worshiped in Kuchanur. In this temple Lord Sani is present in splendid isolation bereft of the other planets. Here he is known as Kuchanooran.
Built across the Majestic River Vaigai near Andipatti, the dam with a height of 111 feet can store 71 feet of water. This dam was opened on January 21, 1959 and is unique for the sylvan gardens around it. The garden deserves the surname "Little Brindavan". It is a popular picnic spot, particularly for school children.
Periyakulam is an important town in Theni district. Mango is the largest harvest here, considered second only to Salem, and is exported to foreign countries.