Brief History of the city Tirunelveli: Tirunelveli, the Headquarter of Tirunelveli District, located at the west Bank of the river Thamaraparani, had been ruled by several regimes such as early Pandya’s, the Medieval and later Cholas, the later Pandya’s, Tirunelveli Sultanates, the Vijayanagar empires, the Madurai Nayaks, Chandra Sahib, the Carnatic kingdoms, and the British rulers. It is just 72 kilometers from the Marthandam city of Kanyakumari District. The city covers an area of 41.95 square miles with the population of 473, 637.
Transport: It is linked with the other parts of Tamil Nadu both by means of road-Ways and Rail-Ways. It has been connected to major Indian cities with daily services to Chennai, Trichey, and Madurai. The high way roads are linked with the other parts of TamilNadu by means of both roadways and Railways. The highway roads are communicated with the adjacent cities such as Ambasamudram, Rajapalayam, Trichendur, Tuticorin, Nagercoil, and Marthandam.
Climate and temperature: Tirunelveli experiences hot and humid climatewith the annual temperature range of 41 degree centigrade to 18 degree centigrade. It gets the maximum precipitation during the North-East monsoons with the average rain-fall of 680 millimeters.
Occupation and Major Crops: Major occupation consist of trading of agricultural products, educational services, and other industrial-oriented services. Tirunelveli is famous for its wind-power generation, cement manufacturing, cotton industries, and rice making industries. The major crops of Tirunelveli include paddy, vegetables, cotton, and tobacco.
Education: Though there are many well established Primary, Middle, Secondary, and Higher secondary Schools in Tirunelveli, it has a high rate of child labor,and drop in female school attendances. There are several well established Arts&Science colleges, Engineering Colleges in addition to the Tirunelveli Medicinal College, Veterinary College and Research institution, the government Siddha medical college of Pallyamkottai, and the government law college. Famous temple, the Nelliyappar temple represents the sculptural knowledge of the past.