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Sivasailam

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Sivasailam (Tamil: சிவசைலம்) is a village situated in the district of Tirunelveli near Ambasamudram, Tamil Nadu, India. The village is located 55 km west of Tirunelveli town and 25 km from Tenkasi.

View of mountain from Sivasailam Temple Garden

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From Tenkasi[edit]

Drive from Tenkasi towards Ambasamudram (SH-40), till you reach Alwarkurichi. Take right on Sivasailam Road. Drive straight you will cross Alwarkurichi Railway Track. Travel straight you will reach Sivasailam village.

From Tirunelveli[edit]

Drive from Tirunelveli towards Ambasamudram. From Ambasamudram drive towards Tenkasi(SH-40). Drive the vehicle till you reach Kizha Ambur Bus Stop. It is nearly 13 km from Ambasamudram to Kizha Ambur Bus Stop. Take left on Ambur- Papanasam Road. Drive straight till Kizha Ambur Railway crossing in Kovankulam. After crossing turn right . You will cross two lakes. Then you can see Poovankurichi name board.Travel straight then you will reach Karuthapillaiyur. Then travel straight you will reach Sivasailam Temple.

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Nearest Railway Station is Alwarkurichi (3.5km) from Sivasailam. 8 passenger trains pass daily: 4 trains from Tirunelveli to Senkattai and 4 trains from Senkottai to Tirunelveli.

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Statues of the 63 Saivite Saints (Nayanars) in Sivasailam Temple
  • 1 Sivasailam Temple (Sri Sivasailanathar and Sri Paramakalyani Ambal Temple). A temple dedicated to the God Siva.
  • Gadananathi River Dam, near Ambasamudram (From Tenkasi:Drive from Tenkasi towards Ambasamudram (SH-40), till you reach Kizha Ambur Bus Stop. Take right on Ambur-Papanasam Road. Drive straight till Kizha Ambur Railway crossing in Kovankulam. After crossing, turn right. You will cross two lakes. Then you can see the Poovankurichi name board. From Tirunelveli:Drive from Tirunelveli towards Ambasamudram. From Ambasamudram drive towards Tenkasi(SH-40). Drive the vehicle till you reach Kizha Ambur Bus Stop. It is nearly 13 km from Ambasamudram to Kizha Ambur Bus Stop. Take left on Ambur- Papanasam Road. Drive straight till Kizha Ambur Railway crossing in Kovankulam. After crossing turn right . You will cross two lakes. Then you can see Poovankurichi name board.Go straight till you reach Sivasailam Temple.Cross the river bridge and turn left in Sambankulam Road. Go straight at last you will reach the dam.).

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Nearby places are:

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