Vallanadu going students can have their industrial visit at Thoothukudi, also known as Tuticorin the Pearl city, Thoothukudi is a port city with several industrial attractions such as Port, shipyard, Power plants, Chemicals and salt manufacturing etc. Tuticorin is the second largest producer of Salt in India next to Gujarat producing around 30% of the salt demand.
A wildlife lover and photographer’s dream destination, Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary is a true blessing for nature lovers with its unique flora and fauna. The sanctuary is the southernmost place in India which is an abode of Blackbuck (Antelope Cervicapra).
This wildlife destination in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) District in Tamil Nadu has been developed in order to conserve and protect the Blackbuck now included in the Endangered Species List. Spread over an area of 1,641 hectares amidst the Vallanadu and Kurumalai hills, Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary is an isolated hillock with scrub forests, open grasslands interspersed with tall grass or bushes.
Sights to See
The forest type available in the Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary is southern thorn scrub . Notable floral species are Dalbergia multiflora, Dichrostachys cinerea, Acacia latronum, Acacia planifrons, Albizia amara, Zizyphus , Azadirachta indica, Dodonia viscosa, Carissa carandus, Pterolobium indicum and Euphorbia Acalypha fruticosa and Ocimum sanctum.
Apart from Blackbucks, Vallanadu is also home to spotted deer, macaques, Jungle cat, monkeys, wild cat, mongoose, hares, scaly ant eater- pangolin, viper and rat snake. A large species of birds are also found in the forests. Prominent ones are peacock, heron, stork, grey partridges, jungle craws, common quails, pied crested cuckoo, crested-hawk eagle, black-winged kite, curlew, lapwing, nightjar, sparrows and horned owl.
Traditionally known for pearl fishing and shipping activities, production of salt and related business, this port city is a bustling town and commercial hub. The place is home to Panimaya Matha Church which attracts large number of pilgrims.
- Thoothukudi Port Trust
- Thoothukudi Thermal Power Station
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Located on the banks of the Tambraparani River, Tirunelveli was once the capital of the Pandyas. The main attraction of the place is the twin temples of Kanthimathi-Nellaiappar dedicated to Parvati and Shiva respectively.
How would you like to travel?
Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary is:
- 16km from Tirunelveli
- 38 km from Tuticorin
- 165 km from Madurai
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