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Kovilpatti (Tamil: கோவில்பட்டி) is a city in Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu. It's nicknamed as "City of Matches".

Get in[edit]

Kovilpatti is on Madurai-Tirunulveli highway.

From Madurai it will be of nearly 100 km and Tirunulveli will be nearly 60 km. Another major place nearer to this is Tutucorin which is off nearly 50 km.

By train[edit]

All trains going towards Tirunulveli and Tutucorin stops at Kovilpatti. Also Nagerkovil to Mumbai via kovilpatti available.

By road[edit]

Kovilpatti comes in the NH-5 road connecting Madurai and Tirunulveli and new toll road laid reduces the travel time and increases comfort.

By plane[edit]

Kovilpatti has no airport but instead have a small private airstrip owned by Lakshmi Mills group.

Get around[edit]


  • Laxmi, AKS, Ramasamy. Satiyabama Theater
  • Malai kovil
  • Meypanin Kudil
  • Povantha Temple
  • Selva house
  • Shanmuga Theater
  • Shenbagavalliamman Temple



There are lot of readymade and textiles garments shops located in the bazaar


Kovilpatti is famous for the sweet named "Kadalaimittai" and especially this needs to be bought from a store named "MNR Shop" which is located in main road of the kovilpatti market.

Apart from this Kovilpatti is also famous for its Non veg items Such as Parotta,Chicken Kuruma and hotels named Aarti,Periasami will be a good deal for this



Being located in the National Highways Kovilpatti has good number of hotels which gives value for money. Most of the hotels are located near the OLD Busstand and for those coming by train need to travel a distance of nearly 3 km to reach this place.

Ananda Lodge next to the Old Bus stand is a traditional and Trusted one which offers good rooms at a reasonable price

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