is a town in the Western Tamil Nadu
state of South India
. It is the headquarters of Theni District
. It is known for the large-scale trading of Cardamom
. It hosts the second largest weekly market in Tamil Nadu
and the fourth largest in South India. It is well-connected by rail and road to Madurai
and by road to all the important cities in Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport is at Madurai
Theni district is surrounded by the Western Ghats
. The main occupation of people of theni is agriculture. The Vaigai River
flows through this district. Other important rivers include the Mullaperiyar, Suruliyaru, Varaganadi, Kottakkudiyaru, and Manjalaru rivers.
Theni has a historic background during the 19th century. There were many antagonists against British rule like Marutha Nayagam.
The famous Saneeswaran (God of Saturn) temple is located in the Kucchanur Village.
Theni district is rich in flora and fauna. Many dams have been constructed on the rivers, including Vaigai Dam
, Sothupparai Dam
, Manjalaru Dam
, and Megalmalai Dam
Theni city is famous for its cuisine. Nagar, Everest, Anjana Restaurant, Akshaya, Meenakshi Bhavan, Hotel Western Ghats, Pandian Hotel etc. are well-known restaurants in and around the city. there are famous sweets and bakeries like S.A.K Chellam, Meenakshi Vilas and maruthi sweets.
Several famous waterfalls are here: Suruli Falls
, Kumbakarai Falls... Read More