Tirunelveli, also known as Nellai and historically known as Tinnevelly, is the largest city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of the Tirunelveli Region. The Tirunelveli region was founded in 1790 by an East Indian company, which later came under the direct control of the British Crown Queen Victoria. The name Tirunelveli is derived from three Tamil words meaning 'Thiru - Nel - Veli' which means Sacred Paddy Hedge.
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As an ancient city famous for its various temples, Tirunelveli is one of the must-visit places in Tamil nadu. The village is home to a variety of endless rivers and due to its location on the hills of the Western Ghats Tirunelveli is also famous for its various waterfalls and is also renamed the Spa of South India.
The region has an area of 3907 km2.
There are 8 complete valleys in Tirunelveli.
There are 66 total districts in the region.
There are 3 cities in total in this region.
Chengalpattu, formerly known as Chinglepet, is the capital an..
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