Kallupatti is a small town on the outskirts of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. As it shares a close proximity to Madurai (45 km), it has numerous attractions in and around the town. A couple of lakes as well as a forested area lie near the town, making the landscape even more scenic. Its capital city, Chennai, lies at a distance of 500 km away.
Places to Stay
The town does not have a great variety of options when it comes to places of lodging. However, Madurai has a couple of good budget hotels. Some of these places include M R International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also 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 town is not that remote, yet in terms of tourist sites, it has nothing much to offer. 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 40 km.
The closest railway station is the Madurai Junction railway Station at a distance of 45 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators plying its buses on this route. Buses to the village are available from Madurai city. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.