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Seashore in valinokkam.jpg

Valinokkam is a village in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu. Because it is near the seashore, Valinokkam is famous for salt production. The Tamil Nadu Salt corporation started Salt production from Valinokkam in the year 1974.[1]


The village is situated on a peninsula. This village is peaceful and cover of nature in Gulf of Mannar. Hence it played an essential role in the ancient wars which occurred in the region. Nice Masjid is said to have been constructed by Jinns, which was originally constructed by Vavwali Naina Mohamed marraicayar of kilakarai (grand father of vallal seethakathi marraikayar)who build many stone masjids in sea shore area of kerala, Tamil Nadu and andhra he built many masjid in cylone also which resembles by his own symbol embosed in those masjid which was very clearly shown in his tomb (old jumma masjid oldest masjid of India) in kilakarai ;

Specialities of Valinokkam[edit]

  • Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation
  • Magnesium factory (shut down)
  • Ship breaking port
  • Dhargaas
  • BIg Rock

Famous Food[edit]

  • Rodahl (halwa)
  • Oattumaavu (mixed with rice,oil and egg)
  • Fish (Vanjiram and cheela)
  • Maida Poori (inippu and kolapoori)

Facilities of this village[edit]

1. 24 hours (GH) Government Hospital for treatment (This village hospital is useful to approximately sorrounding of 6 villages)

2. 24 hours available for tourist travels (car,minivan,tata venture and mahindra tourister)


Coordinates: 9°10′N 78°39′E / 9.167°N 78.650°E / 9.167; 78.650