Welcome to Ambasamudram, the principal town of the Ambasamudram taluk in Tirunelveli district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. With a population of 35,645 as of 2011, Ambasamudram is a small town that is often overlooked by tourists in favor of its more famous neighbors. However, this hidden gem boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and plenty of local attractions to keep travelers entertained.
One of the main attractions of Ambasamudram is the Thirumulanathar temple, which is located on Melapalayam street. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Indian history and culture. Another popular temple in Ambasamudram is the Kasibanathaswami Temple, which has a history of more than 200 years.
Ambasamudram is situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats on the northern bank of the Tamirabarani river, which gets its name from the copper traces it contains. The town also has a twin town, Kallidaikurichi/Kallidai, situated on the southern bank of the river.
According to the 2011 census, Ambasamudram had a population of 35,645 with a sex-ratio of 1,048 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. The town has a total of 9,845 households and a literacy rate of 78.91%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. As per the religious census of 2011, Ambasamudram had 89.56% Hindus, 6.0% Muslims, 4.3% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs, 0.03% Buddhists, 0.09% following other religions and 0.02% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.
Maancholai Hills is located between elevations ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 metres. The Maancholai area is deep within the Western Ghats, within the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar Dam and the Manimuthar Water Falls, the Maancholai area comprises tea plantations, small settlements around the plantations; Upper Kodaiyar Dam and a windy view point called Kuthiravetti. Manimuttar Dam, Gadananathi River Dam, Rice Research Station of TNAU, Papanasam Dam, Karaiyar Dam, Singampatti Zamin palace, Servalar Dam, Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Agasthiyar Falls fed by lower dam., Baana Theertham Falls, Tamirabarani river, Sri Vedhanarayanar Rajagopalaswami Kulasekhara Azhwar Temple, Papanasaswamy Temple, Agashtiyar Temple, Krishnaswamy temple, kasi viswanathar temple and Durgai Amman Temple are the popular visitor attractions around the town.
If you’re interested in politics, Ambasamudram (State Assembly Constituency) is part of Tirunelveli (Lok Sabha constituency). Mannarkovil, Brahmadesam, Thiruppudaimarudur, Veeravanallur, Kallidaikurichi, Papanasam, and Kutralam are some of the other nearby towns that you may want to consider visiting.
In conclusion, Ambasamudram is a charming town that is full of surprises. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature, or politics, there is something for everyone in Ambasamudram. So why not add this hidden gem to your travel bucket list and discover everything that this enchanting destination has to offer?