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Palaivananathar temple tower

Papanasam is near to Tirunelveli and Tenkasi at about 40 km, in Tamil Nadu, India. This place is famous for a Sivan kovil and the river Tamirabarani flows here.


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  • Have a walk in the hills.
  • Bathe in the Thamirabarani River, which Hindus consider holy.
  • Visit the temple.






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Nearby places are:

  • Agasthiar Falls (water flows throughout the year. About 40 km from Kutralam)
  • Ambasamudram (10 km)
  • Gadananathi River Dam (18 km via: Poovankurichi & Sivasailam)
  • Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR)
  • Kallidaikurichi (12 km)
  • Karayar Dam (built by British)
  • Manimuthar Dam (built by Ex.Chief minister-Kamarajar)
  • Servalar Dam
  • Sorimuthianar kovil (famous for aadi amavasai; where lots of people visit)
  • Vickramasingapuram (2 km)
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