Places of Interest

Temples & Other interesting Places

Badrakaliamman Temple

The Magnificent tower of Sri Badrakaliamman temple in Sivakasi with its gold sprires (“Kalasam”) attract all visitors to this town. Aseparate committee called the Devasthanam has been constituted to supervise routine affairs, daily worship and sponsoring festivals. This temple has been periodically renovated since 1983-84 and the “Rajagopuram” constructed within the period of eight (8) years is believed to be the tallest of all Kali temple towers in the state.

The history of Sivakasi dates back to the period 1428-1460, when King Harikesari Parakkiramma Pandiyan of Tenkasi built a temple dedicated to Lord Siva in the month of Vaikasi and hence the name Sivakasi.


Tiruthangal is located on the road from Virudhunagar to Sivakasi. The historical name of the town was Thangal. On a hillock in this town, stands “Ninra-Narayana Perumal Temple” constructed during the early Pandiyan empire. Tirumangaiazhavaar has sund hymns in praise of this temple.

Ayyanar Waterfalls

Ayyanar waterfalls are located on the eastern slopes of the western ghats and is a popular picnic spot. The best season to visit the waterfalls in September to January.

Then (South) – Tiruvannamalai

The Venkatachalapathy perumal temple is located 25 k.m. away from Sivakasi .The temple attracts many devotees of Southern Tamilnadu. This Temple was built in the recent century. The Important festivals of Sri Venkatachalapathy are celebrated in the month of Purattasi Saturdays every year. Devotees from all part of Tamilnadu are being visited every year , so that the Then – Tiruvannamalai Venkatachalapathy special festivals are being celebrated every Purattasi Saturdays.

Periya Palli vassal a mosque located in Muslim middle street which is a Prayer hall for Muslims. Chinnapalli Vasal a mosque also located in Sakkaraivava street, Sivakasi . A CSI Regland memorial church is also located at Police station road, Sivakasi which is a prayer hall for Christians.