Amuthapuram is a small village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Despite being tiny in size, the village is renowned for its beauty and colour. It lies in the semi-arid region of the state and temperatures can be oppressive at times. The major city nearby is Tirunelveli at a distance of 48 km.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are not available in the village which is why travelers need to travel to Tirunelveli, wherein a good range of budget hotels exist from which one can choose. Some of these options are Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sri Janakiram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Sri Bharani Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750) and Nainar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
Tamil is the official language of the area.
The main events of the area are Pongal in January and Ganesh Chathurthi September.
Places of Interest
Tourist attractions may not be available in the village but are available in plenty in Tirunelveli. Some of these places are the Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Manimuthar and Papanasam Dams, Agasthiyar Falls and Kattabomman Memorial Fort are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The closest available airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 133 km.
The closest railway station is the Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station at a distance of 48 km.
It is mostly state-run government buses which cater to people in the region. Some private operators such as Kallada Travels and KPN Travels can also be sighted in the area. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best bus ticket booking sites from where you will get good deals and offers.