In order to
negotiate with the Environmental pollution, plantations have been done
through out Neyveli. Its Afforestation program is a significant one in
checking the Environment Degradation. The artificially created lake and
Parks in the Afforestation areas and the forest like atmosphere, in the calm
places away from the Township offers good recreation.
has two mines, the Mine-I and Mine-II.
Mine-I has a demarcated area of 16.69 sq.kms. It is Situated on the Northern
part of the field adjacent to the Neyveli township.
Mine-II is located 5kms south of Mine-I. Spread over an area of 26sq.kms.,
Neyveli Mine is the largest opencast Mine in South Asia.
A tour to these places is not only educative, but also a cynosure to the
Thermal power stations
Thermal power station in Neyveli has two phases. Thermal power station-I and
Thermal power station-II.
The Thermal Power station I that is commissioned in 1962 has old technology
and the Thermal power station II started in 1986 has the latest.
The Thermal power station is the largest lignite fixed thermal power station
in India. The technological evolution in the day-to-day world can be
compared between these stations.
A tour to
this place will be of good edification.
There are numerous Temples in Neyveli and each has its own
significance. Noted among these are the Veludayanpattu Murugan Temple and
the Nataraja temple.
The Veludayanpattu Murugan temple is an old temple. The Punguniuttram
festival is of Great importance as thousands of people from the neighboring
areas congregate here.
The Nataraja Temple, constructed recently is a beautiful shrine, which
features the Statue of the Lord Nataraja dancing. This Temple houses the
biggest Nataraja statue.
lodging facilities are provided at Neyveli guesthouse and the executive
guesthouses of Neyveli. The Neyveli house offers high-tech facilities.
Apart from these there are many private hotels and lodges, which take care of economical lodging.
Neyveli is about 200km south of Chennai. Bus facilities are available to
Neyveli from Chennai through the state government transport corporations.
The railway station is located at Mandarakuppam in Neyveli.
Trains to Neyveli are available from Virudhachalam junction. Virudhachalam
junction is a station in route between Chennai and Thiruchirapalli.
Trains are also available to Virudhachalam from Salem.
to Neyveli are also available from Cuddalore.
Places of Interest