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Theni is a hillock town situated in Madurai Region of Tamil Nadu. It is known for the large-scale trading of garlic, cotton, cardamom, grapes, mango and chilli. It hosts the second largest weekly market in Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest in South India. Theni district Headquarter's is Located in Theni. Theni district is Located in Madurai Region. Nearest city Madurai Just 76 km from Theni Town. It is well-connected by road to all the important cities in Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport is at Madurai 87 km From THENI - MADURAI Airport Distance .[1]

Gateway to highland
Theni is located in Tamil Nadu
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
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeMuncipality
 • BodyTheni Municipality
 • ChairmanS Murugesan
100 m (300 ft)
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04546
Vehicle registrationTN 60, TN 60Z
Distance from State Capital Chennai498 kilometres (309 mi) southwest
ClimateAverage and moderate cool at winter (Köppen)
Precipitation658 millimetres (25.9 in)
Avg. summer temperature39.5 °C (103.1 °F)
Avg. winter temperature25.8 °C (78.4 °F)


Tourist SpotsEdit

Suruli Falls ( சுருளி அருவி) which is situated in Surulipatti of Theni district (9.9 km from Cumbum, Tamil Nadu|Cumbum] is a local waterfall . Meghamalai, Vellimalai are nearby hill stations. 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. Hill station Munnar is also in close proximity.veerapayyanar temple is on the foothills of western ghats

Colleges in TheniEdit

  • Government Arts and Science College,Thappukundu, Theni.
  • Theni Kammavar sangam college of Arts & Science, Koduvilarpatti, Theni.
  • Theni Kammavar sangam college of Technology, Koduvilarpatti, Theni.
  • Theni Kammavar sangam ITI, Koduvilarpatti, Theni.
  • Theni kammavar sangam Teacher training institute, Koduvilarpatti, Theni.
  • Theni Kammavar sangam college of Education, Koduvilarpatti, Theni
  • Theni melapettai hindhu nadar uravinmurai college of arts and science, New bus stand byepass, Theni.
  • Cardamom Planters Association college,Bodinayakkanur,Theni

Engineering colleges in TheniEdit

  • Government College of Engg, BODI.
  • Bharat Niketan Engineering college, Andipatti.
  • Nadar Saraswati college of engineering, Theni.
  • Theni Kammavar college of engineering, Theni.
  • Odaiyappa college of engineering.
  • Government higher secondary school, Melasindalai cherry, Theni district.
  • Kamarajar Govt Primary School Muthukrishnapuram. Andipatti, Theni (Dt)
  • Kammavar middle school, M.Subbulapuram, Theni(dt)
  • SRG GOVT High school, Srirengapuram, Theni.
  • Palaniappa Memorial Higher Secondary School, Palanichettipatti, Theni
  • Seventh-day Adventist primary school, Thenkarai, Periyakulam, Theni
  • Seventh-day Adventist Matriculation Higher Secondary school,T. kallipatti, Theni.
  • Nagamani Ammal Matriculation Higher secondary School, Cumbum
  • Government higher secondary school, Kamayagoundan Patti
  • GHSS,Sillamarathupatti,BODI
  • PUM School, B.Ammapatti, Bodi.
  • Amala Annaihr higher secondary school, T.Sindalaicherry
  • Sri Krishna Iyer Govt. HSS - Chinnamanur.
  • K.V.A. Girls Hr. Sec. School- Chinnamanur.
  • G.M.Hr. Sec. School - Chinnamanur.
  • S.M. Sec. School - Chinnamanur.
  • Pachaiyappa High School, Uppkkottai.
  • Mannar Pandithuraithevar Middle School, Visuvasapuram.
  • Sri Markandeya Weaver Middle School, Vadugapatti, Periyakulam Taluk.
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Vadugapatti, Periyakulam Taluk.
  • Sri.V.V.Hr.Sec.School (1947), Venkatachalapuram
  • Sri NPV middle School, Poomalai Kundu.
  • Nadar Saraswathi Primary School (1919)
  • Nadar Saraswathi Hr. Sec. School (Boys) (1943)
  • Nadar Saraswathi Girls Hr. Sec. School (1957)
  • Theni Melapettai Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai Matriculation Hr. Sec. School (1977)
  • Nadar Saraswathi Women’s Industrial School (1996)
  • Savariyappa Udayar Memorial Higher Secondary School (1963), Royappanpatti, Theni
  • Government Higher secondary school (1965), Gandamanur, Theni
  • Santiniketan Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • N.A. Konduraja memorial high school
  • Velammal vidyalaya cbse school - Theni (CBSE)
  • Velammal matriculation school, Theni
  • Mary Matha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Theni
  • Theni Kammavar Sangam Matriculation Higher Secondary school, Theni
  • Theni kammavar sangam public school(CBSE),Koduvilarpatti, Theni.
  • The Little Kingdom (ICSE), Theni
  • Gateway Language Academy, GH Road, Theni
  • Government higher secondary school, Allinagaram, Theni
  • Nesan Kala Salai, Narayanathevanpatti, Theni
  • Hindu Higher Secondary school, Jakkampatty, Theni
  • zamindarini kamulammal memorial hr.sec school, bodinayakanur
  • SCISM Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Bodinayakanur.
  • Fairlands Foundation school, C.Pudupatti.Cumbum.
  • Saamy metriculation school, Rathinanagar, theni
  • Hamma Dharma Higher Secondary School, Govindanagaram, Theni.
  • SAB Matric Hr.Sec School, Uthamapalyam, Theni.
  • St.Aloysius Boys Higher Secondary School,Royappanpatti,Theni (1964)
  • St.Agnes Girls Higher Secondary School,Royappanpatti,Theni.
  • Gayathiri Matric Higher.Sec School, Chinnamannur,Theni.
  • Sri Vidhya Vikass Higher.Sec School, Uthamapalayam,Theni.
  • government high school, Lakshmi puram, theni 625520
  • government highsecondary School,Murukkodai,Varusanadu 625579
  • Government Higher Secondary School, A.Vadipatti Theni 625602

Polytechnic colleges in TheniEdit

  • Bharath Niketan Polytechnic College, Thimmarasanaickanoor, Theni
  • Devangar Polytechnic College, D Vadipatti, Periyakulam
  • Government Polytechnic College, Kottur, Theni
  • Kala Pandian Polytechnic College, Sillamarathupatti, Theni
  • Thangam Muthu Polytechnic College, Endapuli Kamatchipuram, Periyakulam
  • Theni Kammavar Sangam Polytechnic College, Koduvilarpatti
  • Government Polytechnic College in Thekkampatty, Theni District.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

  • India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Not commissioned yet as there are big protest from People of Pottipuram and surrounding villages as this project will rearrange the nature and destroy the balance of Wetern Gart. A court injection have stayed the project.