Location

Theni district is in the southern part of Tamil Nadu, with an area of 2889 sq. km. and a population of 10,34,724 as per 2001 census. Kerala State is on its eastern and southern borders, Dindigul district on the north, Madurai district on the west and Viruthunagar district on the south. Textile mills and other agriculture based industries and hill produces based trade make this district financially fast growing.

Tamil Nadu state of South India is the home of Dravidian culture with ancient temples and legends, sunny plains with agricultural wealth, silver lined beaches, romantic hill resorts and one of the most industrious people in the world. The Cholas, the Pandyas, the Cheras and the Pallavas were successful in preserving the cultural traditions of the natives and protecting them from onslaught of the invaders. The hospitality of the Tamilian is globally acclaimed.

With a population of over one billion, India is the second largest nation in the world population-wise and is known as the largest democracy in the world. One of the most ancient and variegated cultures, the Indian cultural traditions date back to thousands of years BC. India is also home to thousands of endemic varieties of flora and fauna and awesome natural formations attracting visitors from all over the world. India is, at present, one of the fastest growing economies with the fastest changing society consisting of hundreds of castes using numerous vernaculars and adhering to age old customs and beliefs.



AIR :

The nearest air port is at Madurai, at 76 kms distance. The nearest international airport is at Thiruchirappalli (Trichi) at - kms distance. Kochi-Madurai national highway connects Theni to Madurai and state highway connects Theni to Trichi.


RAIL :

There is a railway station at Theni on the Madurai-Bodinayakkanur railway. Madurai and Trichi are well connected by railway and highways. The railway station is 400 metres from the Hotel. Taxi cars and auto rickshaws are readily available.


ROAD :

The Hotel is at a walking distance from the nearest bus stop on the Dindigul-Cumbum road by which buses frequently ply between several destinations en route. Theni bus stand is 600 metres from the Hotel. Taxi cars and auto rickshaws are readily available.



Infrastructure

Theni is on the Kochi-Madurai national highway (NH 49) that connects Kochi, the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', on the west coast of Kerala with Madurai, the 'Athens of the East', the Temple city on the plains of Tamilnadu, crossing on its way the high green obstacle of the Western Ghats. It is also situated on the Madurai-Bodinayakkanur railroad.

There are 8 well-visited temples, a famous church and major mosque in the district. There are 7 branches of nationalised banks, besides several scheduled banks and co-operative banks catering to the financial exigencies of the public. There is a strong network of post & telegraph offices and the whole area has a comfortable density of telephone and mobile services.

Theni has got a medical college, an engineering college, several other institutions of higher and technical education, besides a number of high schools. It has also got a well knit governmental health care system with primary health centres and hospitals. Sri Aurobindo eye hospital attracts patients from as far as the nearby state of Kerala. There are many private hospitals frequented by patients from all over the district.



Fact File on Theni District

There are over 30 textile mills making Theni second only to Coimbatore, the Manchester of the East. Products, such as yarn, cloth and readymade clothing items, are exported to foreign countries including developed nations. Cotton farming on the plains around Theni is profitable because of the easy marketability provided by these mills. There are processing centres for hill produces like cardamom, tea and coffee.


Geographical Position






Area & Population (2001 Census)











Area and Production of principal crops (2007-2008) (Hec) (inTonne )














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Textiles and Industries

There are over 30 textile mills making Theni second only to Coimbatore, the Manchester of the East. Products, such as yarn, cloth and readymade clothing items, are exported to foreign countries including developed nations. Cotton farming on the plains around Theni is profitable because of the easy marketability provided by these mills. There are processing centres for hill produces like cardamom, tea and coffee.

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