Avudayarkoil is a temple village in the Padukottai district of Tamil Nadu. The structure is located near the town of Arthanthangi. The nearest major agglomerations are Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur at the distances of 101 and 110 km respectively. The 19th Century Tamil poet Manikkavacakar’s sacred collection of Tamil hymns known as the Thiruvasagam is said to have originated from this shrine.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are better in the city of Thanjavur which lies at a distance of 58 km. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring are Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Lion City Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Ramnath (Tariff – Rs. 900), Valli Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of Avudayarkoil 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
The Avudayarkoil temple in itself is a tourist attraction as it does not have idols and only contains a pedestal – the Avudayar to help devotees realise the truth of the formless God. Places of tourist interest are mostly located in Thanjavur. Some of the places worth exploring are Brihadisvara Temple and Fort, Sri Subramanya Shrine, Annai Vailankanni Shrine and the Thanjavur Royal Palace and Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport at a distance of 94 km.
Thanjavur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 110 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. Parveen Travels is one such private operator. Volvo bus booking through online bus ticket booking website like Ticketgoose.com is the most preferred choice of travellers.
Puliyal is a village in Devakottai Taluk in Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu. It is located 48 kms towards east from the district head quarters Sivaganga 13 kms from Devakottai and 453 kms from the state capital Chennai. Sakkanthi (4 kms), Karkalathur (6 kms), Muppaiyur (7 kms), Thiruppakkottai (7 kms), Kurunthanakottai (7 kms) are the nearby villages to Puliyal.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Karaikudi (10 kms). Some of them are Hotel Nachiappa Palace (Tariff - Rs.475), Hotel Suba International Tariff - Rs.525), Welcome Lodge (Tariff - Rs.525) and Hotel Suriyas (Tariff - Rs.525).
Tamil is the official language in Puliyal.
Places to Visit
The main tourist attraction of Puiliyal is the En Vazhkai'ya Tholacha church. This church is said to be over 150 years old. The nearby tourist destinations includeKaraikudi (28 kms), Chettinad (36 kms), Rameswaram (89 kms) and Madurai (90 kms).
How to Get There
Madurai Airport (94 kms) is the nearest airport to Puliyal.
Rameswaram railway station is the nearest major railway station 89 (kms) to Puliyal
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Puliyal include SRS Travels, Parveen Travels. Numerous bus booking websites provide bus ticket booking offers, especially during the festive season.