Tirunelveli one of the most charming places in Tamil Nadu is nearly 2000 years old. It has been glorified and also considered as the one of the beautiful city of the state which attracts lot of tourist every year.Tirunelveli situated on the banks of river Tamirabharani was once the capital of the Pandyas.The temples in Tirunelveli mostly belongs to the Pandya dynasty with excellent architecture and is even today very well preserved. It is also considered as one of the important pilgrimage centre towards the south of Tamilnadu.Apart from all this Tirunelveli is also home for natural wonders in its surroundings that attracts tourists from different parts of the world. The city is also famous for its reputed institutions and hence Palayamkottai is known as the “Oxford of South India”.Tirunelveli is also known as the Halwa town. HISTORY Tirunelveli has played a very prominent role in the politics of the state even during the period of the Pandya kings. There was an active participation of Tirunelveli both in cultural and political front during the reign of the Chola kingdom and of the Vijayanagar Empire. After this Tirunelveli is annexed to the Nawab of Arcot and finally Tirunelveli came into the hands of the British dominance. LOCATION Tirunelveli towards the south of Tamil Nadu is bounded by Virudhunagar District in the North, Western Ghats in the West, Kanyakumari District in the south and Thoothukudi District in the East.Tirunelveli coordiantes between 8°.05’ and 9°.30’ of the Northern latitude and 77°.05’ and 78°.25’ of Eastern longitude.