Tenkasi District, Tamil Nadu

Tenkasi district is located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu and is bordered by the districts of Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar, Thoothukudi, Kollam, and Pathanamthitta. The district is known for its beautiful waterfalls, including Courtallam Falls, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu.

Tenkasi is a town and a taluk in the Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the headquarters of the Tenkasi district. The town is located on the banks of the Chittar River. The town is known for its temples, including the Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple, the Courtallam Falls, and the Kutraleeswarar Temple. The town is also home to a number of educational institutions, including the Tenkasi Government College, the Tenkasi Government Medical College, and the Tenkasi Government Engineering College.

  • Location: Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Weather: Varied, with hot summers and moderate winters
  • Pincode: 627811
  • Telephone Code: +91-4633

Taluk List:

  1. Tenkasi
  2. Alangulam
  3. Sivagiri
  4. Kadayanallur


  1. Try traditional South Indian dishes like dosa, idli, and sambar.
  2. Relish local delicacies like Paniyaram and Chettinadu cuisine.
  3. Don’t miss the lip-smacking banana chips and filter coffee.

Tourist Places:

  1. Kutralam Falls: Waterfalls in the Western Ghats, known for beauty and refreshing waters.
  2. Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple: Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva, one of the most important temples in Tamil Nadu.
  3. Courtallam Wildlife Sanctuary: Wildlife sanctuary in the Western Ghats, home to elephantstigers, and leopards.
  4. Angalap Parameshwari Temple: Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati, located in the town of Tenkasi.
  5. Palaruvi Waterfalls: Waterfall located in the Western Ghats, known for beauty and refreshing waters.
  6. Thenmala Dam: Dam located in the Tenkasi district, known for scenic beauty.
  7. Ayikudi Balasubramanya Temple: Hindu temple dedicated to the god Hanuman, located in the town of Ayikudi.
  8. Thirumalai Kovil: Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, located in the town of Thirumalai.
  9. Thirumalaipuram Rock-Cut Cave Temples: Group of rock-cut cave temples located in the town of Thirumalaipuram.

Best Time to Visit:

  1. November to February – Pleasant weather for sightseeing.
  2. June to September – To witness the cascading waterfalls in full flow.

Things to Do:

  1. Take a refreshing dip in the waterfalls during the monsoon.
  2. Visit temples to experience the spiritual essence of the region.
  3. Trek through the lush forests and spot wildlife in the sanctuary.
  4. Indulge in local cuisines for a gastronomic delight.
  5. Shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs in local markets.