Idayakottai is a small village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Madurai at a distance of 97 km. Another major city close by is Coimbatore at a distance of 128 km. Those riding between these two major cities can stop by for a break as well as to taste some snacks.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, one cannot expect the village to have a great variety when it comes to places of lodging. However, Madurai has a couple of good budget hotels. Some of these places which deserve mention are Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), M R International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village has got nothing much to offer in terms of tourist sites. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the neighbouring urban hub of Madurai are Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Alagar Koyil and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 106 km.
The closest railway station is the Palani Railway Station in Palani at a distance of 57 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are available from Madurai and Coimbatore. Travel websites provide several bus booking offer that will help you save money.