The newly formed Theni District is surrounded by Western Ghats. Agriculture is the main occupation of this place. After satisfying the necessary water for irrigation reverse to Periyar and Mullai river joins at Vaigai Dam. During bifurcation of Madurai District Teni District Dawned. This District includes Uthamapalayam, Periyakulam and Andipatti. Apart from three taluks there are eight Panchayat Unions. It is known for large scale trading of cardamom, cotton, chilli and textiles. It is the second largest weekly market in Tamil Nadu and Fourth place in South India by turn over. This is very famous shooting place in tamil film Industry.
The headquarters of Andipatti Taluk is at Andipatti. This Taluk covers Varshanadu and other hill villages. The important industry is handloom and Textiles.
At the bottom of the Western Ghat hillock there is Bodinayakkanur. Where mango, coffee and Cardamom are being transacted in the sandy.
This is a very important town in Theni District. It is situated in Kodaikanal at the foot hills. From the Theni it has 16km distance. Periyakulam is famous for Mangoes next to Salem. Periyakulam is famous for mango cultivation. Mangoes are exported to another country from here also. During summer, the climate is cool at night as well as kodaikanal. It is connected with all major towns in Tamil Nadu by road. Madurai Airport is near by this. Favorable lodges are here for staying.
This place is located lkat a height of 4500 ft with wonderful sight. This is an important place to take rest which is 20km away form Bodinayakkanur.
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