Thiruvengadam, Tenkasi

Thiruvengadam is a town and the headquarters of Thiruvengadam taluk in Tenkasi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


Thiruvengadam is an ancient town with a long history. It is mentioned in several ancient Tamil texts, including the Sangam literature. The town was once a major trading center and was also a major military base.


The town is located at a distance of 10 km north to Tenkasi, 20 km south-west to Rajapalayam, 60 km north-west to Tirunelveli, 95 km south to Madurai, 540 km south to Bangalore, 150 km north to Thiruvananthapuram.


Thiruvengadam is situated on the banks of the Chittar River, a tributary of the Tamirabarani River. The town is located in a hilly region with an average elevation of 120 meters (394 feet) above sea level.


According to the 2011 Indian census, Thiruvengadam had a population of 10,342 people. The majority of the population is Hindu, with a small minority of Muslims and Christians. The town is multilingual, with Tamil being the official language and the most widely spoken language. Telugu, Kannada, and Urdu are also spoken by significant minorities.


Thiruvengadam’s economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. The town is known for its rice, sugarcane, and banana crops. Thiruvengadam is also a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is also home to a number of small-scale industries, including textile mills, food processing plants, and engineering firms.


Thiruvengadam has a number of schools and colleges. The town is home to the Thiruvengadam Government Arts College, which is affiliated with the University of Madras.


Thiruvengadam has a rich culture and heritage. The town is home to a number of temples, festivals, and traditions. The town is also known for its handicrafts, which include pottery, weaving, and wood carving.


Thiruvengadam is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is home to a number of waterfalls, including the Thiruvengadam Falls, the Ariyamangalam Falls, and the Kottakudi Falls. Thiruvengadam is also home to a number of temples, including the Thiruvengadam Murugan Temple, the Thiruvengadam Shiva Temple, and the Thiruvengadam Amman Temple.


Thiruvengadam is well-connected by road and rail. The town is situated on the National Highway NH7, which connects Chennai to Kanyakumari. Thiruvengadam also has a railway station on the Chennai-Tuticorin line.