Anaikarai is an island in the Kaveri River basin. This town that belongs to the Thanjavur district of the state of Tamil Nadu has a population of 3000 people. Agriculture and fishing are the main occupation of the people living in this town that forms an important connection between Chennai and Kumbakonam.
Places to Stay
Kumbakonam, located 25km away, offers accommodation options for visitors such as Sivamurugan Hotel (Rs 1000), Hotel Temple View (Rs 500) and Sitthi Residency (Rs 1200).
Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major festivals celebrated here.
Tamil is the local language spoken in Anaikarai.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Anaikarai are Villaiyandavar temple and Great Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram. All these sights are located within 10km.
How to Get There
At a distance of more than 48km Thanjavur Airport is the closest to Anaikarai. However, Thanjavur offers limited connectivity to Chennai. Rail and bus are the recommended modes of transport.
Kuthalam railway station (15km) and Kumbakonam railway station (23km) are both accessible to Anaikarai. Trains to Chennai, Tiruchy, Mysore, Rameshwaram and Bhubaneswar are all accessible from Kumbakonam railway station.
Thiruppanandal Bus Stand offers connection to Kumbakonam from where connection to major cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hosur and Coimbatore can be accessed. The best bus operators that offer quality service include TNSRTC buses. Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.