A municipality in Ramanathapuram district, Kilakarai, Kilakkarai or Keelakarai is an ancient coastal town and port that is made up of series of small bays and finest coral reefs. Renowned for its communal harmony, Kilakarai is also well-known for its conches. A town that is reminiscent of Spanish Moorish architecture, Kilakarai is close to the temple town of Rameswaram. The towns Islamic hertitage dates backs more than 1000 years and it also houses the fourth oldest masjid in the world, the Jummah Masjid.
Places to Stay
A pilgrimage spot, Kilakarai attracts a lot of tourists every year and hence has a variety of affordable accommodation options. Sikandar Hotel and Hotel Queen Palace offers rooms for Rs.1000 onwards.
All religious and non-religious festivals are celebrated in this town.
Tamil is the main language spoken here.
Places to Visit
The places of interest in this town include the Jumma Masjid, the CSI Church and Vallal Seethakathi.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Madurai (136kms) and Tuticorin (110kms) and the Uchipuli Airport (40kms).
The nearest railway station is in Ramanathapuram, which is located at a distance of 16kms.
The people here usually take buses from the corner of the town, which is at Mukku Road. Sakkarakottai bus stop near Ramanathapuram on Kilakarai road, also popular for running regular bus services across important locations. Private bus operators like SRS Travels connect tourists and townsfolk to different places in Tamil Nadu. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.