Anandur is a small village in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the southern bank of the Anandur Periyar Kanmai Lake. The village is at a distance of 91 km from Madurai and 49 km from the town of Ramanathapuram near the coast. The village itself is not very far from the coast, which is only an hour’s drive away.
Places to Stay
One will definitely have to choose Ramanathapuram for lodging as the village does not have proper hotels. Some of the options which can be considered from a traveller’s point of view are Ruby Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Kings Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 880) and Hotel Haza Palace (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The main events of the village are Pongal in January, the two Eid(s) and Ganesh Chathurthi in September.
Places of Interest
One can enjoy the cool breeze of the Anandur Periyar Kanmai Lake or visit the beautiful Muslim worship places such as the Vadakku Jumma Masjid. A drive down to the coast along the famous East Coast Road (ECR) can also be considered.
How to Get There
The major airport near the village is located at a distance of 97 km in Madurai.
The closest railway station is the Rameshwaram Railway Station at distance of 109 km.
Both state-run and private buses ply through this area. Parveen Travels, SRS Travels and KPN Travels are some among those operators. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country