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Bodinayakanur - History of the Town
“India is hugged by the sea. Bodinayakanur is embraced by the mountains. It reminds me of Kashmir” so said Pandit Nehru. Bodinayakanur enjoys a salubrious climate.

Bodinayakanur is on the Kerala border and beautiful Bodi – Mettu is the land-mark that connects Kerala and Tamilnadu.

The town is named after Thirumalai Bodaya Nayakar who ruled it in the dim dawn of Indian History. It is also called Thenkasiyampathi. Famous in legend and history, Bodinayakanur is an important town in Tamilnadu, raised to the status of a Municipality even during the British regime. It has population of more than a lakh and a floating population of equal number.

The people are mainly agriculturists. Leading plantation owners of Cardamom, Coffee and Tea belong to this place. Silk cotton is another important foreign exchange earner.

This is an important education centre. There are four co-educational Higher Secondary Schools and one Higher Secondary School for Girls. Every year more than eight hundred students pass out of the Higher Secondary classes.

There are many tourist paradises like Kodaikanal, Thekkadi and Vaigai Dam nearby.

Cardamom Planters' Association College
Pankajam Nagar, Bodinayakanur 625 513 Theni Dist. Tamil Nadu
Phone: +91 4546 280209 | Fax: +91 4546 280793

Places of Interest: Allinagaram Veerappa Ayyanar, Suruli Velappar, Kailashnathar Cave, Kuchchanur Saneeshwar Temples, Abubakkar Mastahn Dargah.

Velli Hills, Kumbakkarai Falls, Suruli Falls, Meghamalai Falls, Theerthathuty Natural Spring, Vaigai Dam, Kambam Valley, Shothupparai Dam, Periyar Dam, Bodi Medu, Tiger Falls, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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