Kethaiyurambu is a small village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The cities of Madurai and Coimbatore, which are about 92 km and 132 km away respectively, are some definite must-visit places while in the village. In fact, the village lies between Coimbatore and Madurai. Those travelling between these two major urban hubs can also stop by for snacks.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, the village does not 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 MR 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.
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 is not that remote, yet in terms of tourist sites, it has nothing much to offer. This should not dampen spirits, as 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 101 km.
The closest railway station is the Madurai Junction Railway Station at a distance of 91 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 both Madurai and Coimbatore. When you opt for Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility ensure that you check out for discount coupons.