Facts And Figures
- Language: Tamil, English
- Best Time to Visit: September to January
Virudhunagar Located in Tamil Nadu is famous for its pilgrimage centers as well as beautiful waterfalls. A Tour to Virudhunagar will reveal more about this small temple town which also has other The Panguni Pongal Festival is also held here in Virudhunagar. The famous town of Sivakasi which is famous for its fireworks is located near Virudhunagar.
Location of Virudhunagar:
Best Time To Visit
The best time to take a tour to Virudhunagar is from September to January. Summers are really hot in Virudhunagar so it should be avoided during that time. The monsoon season brings scanty rainfall from June to August.
Virudhunagar was earlier known as Virudhu Patti which was the district headquarters of Ramanadapuram. Earlier it was known as Virdhukkalvetti during the British period. Virdhukkal means banners. According to the legends, a famous warrior had collected too many flags which were in token of the places he had conquered. This warrior challenged a resident of Virudhunagar and in turn got defeated.
From then this place came to be known as Virudhu Patti and was later rechristened as Virudhunagar. This place was important during the British period as things were exported from here to other countries. This place is also famous as the birthplace of the Chief Minister of Chennai, Sree Kamraj.
Take a tour to Virudhunagar and smell the age old remnants which history has left behind in Virudhunagar.
How to reach
- Andal Vadapadrasayi koil:
This is one of the famous temples of Virudhunagar. A towering gopurams this is 192 feet high and is the symbol of Tamil Nadu State Government. It houses the famous Andal Temple.
- Hare Island:
An excellent picnic spot, this island lies adjoining the port.
- Church of Our Lady of Snow:
Earlier known as St. Paul's Church, this church is dedicated to the Mother of Jesus and was consecrated by the Bishop of Cochin.
- Shenbagathope Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary:
Nestled amidst the greenery of the Western Ghats, Shenbagathope Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary is another beautiful example of Tamil Nadu Wildlife. This wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu is the house of unique species of flora and fauna. Surrounded by Periyar Forests and Madhumalai Forests, the Sanctuary is the home to a number of animals. The animals like leopard, spotted deer, barking deer, Nilgiri Thar, Sambar, wild boar, tiger, porcupine, Nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, common langur, slender loris, bonnet macaque, sloth bear and flying squirrel.
Take a tour to Virudhunagar and look back in time amidst the temples, forests and historical monuments of Tamil Nadu.
Where To Stay
We offer excellent accommodation facilities in Virudhunagar. Enjoy the beauty of Virudhunagar and take home the memories of a wonderful retreat.
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