This article is a confused mixture of information about the former village of Theni, which is now part of the Theni Allinagaram municipality, and information about the larger Theni district.
Municipal Corpration

View of Theni
Nickname(s): The earth's hidden paradise, Gateway to tourism

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 10°00′32″N 77°28′12″E / 10.009°N 77.47°E / 10.009; 77.47Coordinates: 10°00′32″N 77°28′12″E / 10.009°N 77.47°E / 10.009; 77.47
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Theni
  Total 2,889 km2 (1,115 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (1961)
  Total 4,934
  Density 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 04546
Vehicle registration TN 60
Distance from Chennai 498 kilometres (309 mi) southwest
Climate Average and moderate cool at winter (Köppen)
Precipitation 658 millimetres (25.9 in)
Avg. summer temperature 39.5 °C (103.1 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 25.8 °C (78.4 °F)

Theni ( pronunciation ) (Tamil: தேனி Tēṉi) western village of Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India, near the border to Kerala. It is the headquarters of Theni District. It is known for the large-scale trading of garlic, cotton, cardamom, grapes and chilli. 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.[1]

Tourist Spots

Suruli Aruvi which is situated in Surulipatti of Theni district (6 km from Cumbum) is a famous waterfall. Meghamalai, Vellimalai are hill stations with natural beauty and home for wild lives. Vaigai Dam Sothuparai Dam and Shanmuganadhi Dam are the visitable water reservoirs of Theni District. Other tourist spots include, Kumbakkarai Falls, Veerapandi, and Kurangani, Kolukkumalai, Top station.

Nearest Tourist Spots in KERALA

Kumuli, Thekkadi, Ramakkalmmedu, Pooppara, Bodimettu, Idukki Dam and Munnar are the famous hill stations of South India at Idukki District Kerala, just 86 km away from Theni city.

The nearest railway junctions are Dindigul and Madurai which are 75 kilometers away from Theni. Nearest Airport MADURAI 85 km Trichy 170 km KOCHI(Kerala)205 km


Theni schools

Theni schools

Polytechnic colleges in Theni

See also


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