Chattirakkudi, also known as Sathirakudi, is an area of Ramanathapuram town in Tamil Nadu, which is located at a distance of 16 km. It lies 6 km south of the Vaigai river, 97 km from Madurai and 72 km from Rameshwaram. The place in itself is not very far from the coast, which is only forty five minutes’ drive away.
Places to Stay
One will definitely have to choose Ramanathapuram for lodging as the area 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), Hotel Haza Palace (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Ramanatha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and others.
The official language of the area 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
As it is located close to such a picturesque coastal location, one would not ask for more. You can take a ride to Azhagankulam, 33 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.
How to Get There
The major airport near the area is located at a distance of 103 km in Madurai.
The closest major railway station is the Rameshwaram Railway Station at distance of 73 km. Sathirakudi has its own railway station too.
Both state-run and private buses ply through this area. Parveen Travels, SRS Travels and KPN Travels are some among those operators. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.