Kottai Kazhugumalai and South Kazhugumalai are two parts of Kalugumalai, a town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district. This town got its name from the Kalugumalai Hill, (hill of the vulture) that stands in the center of the town. Kalugumalai pond is another famous landmark of this region. There are three main temples in this area: the Jaina Abode, Vettuvan Koil and Kalugasalamoorthy Temple.
Budget Hotels in Kazhugumalai
There are good budget hotels in Kazhugumalai. Some of them are Hotel Sri Sudharsana Residency (Tariff – Rs.828), Hotel Srinivas (Tariff – Rs.442) and Sapana Lodge (Tariff – Rs.149).
The official language spoken here is Tamil.
Events in Kazhugumalai
The important festivals in Kazhugumalai are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chathurthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places to See in Kazhugumalai
There are a few tourist attractions around this region. These include Sankarankovil (23 km), Kovilpatti (22 km), Meenthulli (16 km), Sankaralingapuram (4 km) and Kovilpatti (22 km) away from this area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Tuticorin, which is 87 km away from Kazhugumalai.
There is no railway station in Kazhugumalai. Kovilpatti Railway Station Junction is the nearest railway station, which is 22 km away from Kazhugumalai.
There are regular buses travelling to and fro nearby cities to Kazhugumalai. Private bus operators run comfortable A/C Volvo buses daily to this town for the comfort of the travellers. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues