Monday, July 09, 2012

Periyakulam – the mango city

Two years back I visited this picturesque municipal town in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, India and at an elevation of 282 meter; the place offers a wonderful weather overall the year. Located at the foothills of Kodaikanal, the Western Ghats offer a splendid wall to the city and at night its a delightful sight to check the lights on Kodaikanal hills.
Unknown Peak
An unknown peak of Western Ghats captured from the room.
Periyakulam is also known as ‘Mango City’ and it’s a major supply of mangoes throughout the state and its greater support was the perennial river ‘Varaganathi’, which runs in east-west direction dividing the town into equal half namely Vadakarai and Thenkarai – north and south bank. The river start at the foot of the Kodaikanal hills and joints with the Vaigai River is known for its sweet water which flow from the Berijam Lake in Kodaikanal.
Mango grove
The Mango groves near Periyakulam
The name Periyakulam is referred to two Tamil words equivalent to Big Tank of this town. The former Chief Minister and present Finance Minster of Tamil Nadu, Mr. O. Paneerselvam hails from this town... which has 100 years of municipal history and its one of the oldest town in Tamil Nadu.
Horse Cart
One of a Horse cart on the Periyakulam main road
It’s been sometime I want to write a post on Periyakulam and I spent two days visiting around its places and I share here few picture captured then and it is a town where still horse carts exists for transportation. There are few interesting and popular places around this town... and let see more on it further down in posts.


TexWisGirl said...

wow. the horse cart is amazing! like a step back in time.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. Wonderful post!

George said...

This would be a wonderful place to visit, but I'm afraid I would want to do nothing but eat mangoes. I like your picture of the horse and cart.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful place to visit. And I love the name too.

Angad Achappa said...

Nice write-up!! Lovely images... :)

ashok said...

lovely snaps!

Lakshmi said...

wow..your post takes me there ..I would like to go there now

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Jeevan, your travelogues always make a very interesting read.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place and your write up also nice

photos are good esp horse cart

thanks for sharing and visiting my blog

eden said...

Beautiful photos. The mangro groves remind me of my dad's mangoes. He has some in his farm..

dhavamani shiva said...

Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

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