Anbinnagaram is a small village in the coastal Tamil Nadu district of Tuticorin. It is not very far off (25 minute drive) from the Bay of Bengal coast. The entire village professes the Christian faith. The village was established by Rev. CTE Rhenius as a refuge for new Christian converts who were fleeing persecution in the 18th century. Several other satellite Christian villages were also established in the area.
Places to Stay
The village may not have good places for lodging. However, the neighbouring city of Tiruchendur on the coast at a distance of 25 km has a couple of good options such as the Siva Murugan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400), Chitra Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of Anbinnagaram is Tamil. Due to missionary activities, English is also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Good Friday, Easter Monday in March-April and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Tiruchendur is also known as a temple town, and thus has a lot of temples worth visiting. Some of the temples worth a visit are Sri Ponvandu Aiyanar temple, Aazhigudi Maradachan, (also known as the ‘heart attack temple’) and Chettiyapathu Sri Ainthu Veettu Swami Temple among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 195 km.
The Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 63 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village. Parveen Travels is sometimes sighted in the area. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.