Athiyuthu is a small village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a coastal village in the Ramanathapuram district, which is situated at a distance of 32 km west. The nearest city from here is Madurai located at a distance of 130 km north-west. Enthusiasts of Islamic structures, mosques, temples as well as beaches and estuaries must visit this place.
Places to Stay
As the village does not have proper lodging facilities, one will definitely have to choose Ramanathapuram for lodging. 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), Hotel Haza Palace (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Ramanatha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and others.
The official language of the village as well as the surrounding areas is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Being located close to such a picturesque coastal location, one would not ask for more. You can take a ride to Azhagankulam, 10 km away, on the Bay of Bengal coast and visit places of interest such as the Athiyuthu Jamiya Masjid, Pattani Shahib Dargah, Bhagavathi Amman Temple and others. Another interesting place to visit is Erwadi famous for its dargah, featuring the tombs of saints and rulers and the Erwadi Masjid. It is said that the Erwadi Masjid’s 250 feet high minaret is visible from any spot on the beaches of the district.
How to Get There
The major airport near the area is located at a distance of 135 km in Madurai.
The closest major railway station is the Rameshwaram Railway Station at distance of 54 km.
Both state-run and private buses ply through this area. Parveen Travels, SRS Travels and KPN Travels are some among those operators. Buses to the area are available from Ramanathapuram. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and make use of its bus ticket offer.