Alagankulam is the name of a village in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is quite close to the sand strip of Rameshwaram which acts as a sort of bridge between India and the island nation of Sri Lanka. Being on the coast, the air is humid here. Agriculture is the main occupation of the inhabitants. Many people from the area have settled in the Southeast Asian nations of Malaysia and Singapore.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, Alagankulam does not have a great variety when it comes to places of lodging. However Rameshwaram at a distance of 47 km has a lot of places to stay in. Some of the budget hotels which deserve mention here are Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hare Rama Hare Krishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Harish Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750).
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals celebrated are the two Eid(s), Diwali and Pongal.
Places of Interest
Being located in such a picturesque coastal location, one would not ask for more once here. However, there are additional places of interest such as the Athiyuthu Jamiya Masjid, Pattani Shahib Dargah, Bhagavathi Amman Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 146 km.
The closest railway stations are the Mandapam Railway Station (2 km away) and the Mandapam Camp Railway Station.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels also operates in the area. You can get discount on bus booking if you log on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.