Mallipattinam, also known as Sarabenthirarajanpattinam, is a coastal village along the Bay of Bengal. This is a small fishing village where fishing is the main occupation of the people here. Prawn farming is popular in this region. Mallipattinam is famous for its Manora Beach, fort and its Chinnamanai Mangroves.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Mallipattinam. Pudukkottai, 65 km away from this village, has good budget hotels. Some of these are Hotel Sri Gowri Nivas (Tariff – Rs.463), Hotel Royal Park (Tariff – Rs.576) and Hotel Ayya Tower (Tariff – Rs.530).
The official language spoken here is Tamil.
The festivals celebrated in Mallipattinam are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Tamil New Year in April, Navaratri and Vinayaka Chathurthi in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions around Mallipattinam. Some of these are Chinnamanai Mangroves (3 km), Mallipattinam Fishing Harbor (500 m), Manora Beach (3 km) and Casuarina Forest, which is 3 km away from Mallipattinam.
How to Get There
Tiruchirapalli International Airport, which is 112 km away from Mallipattinam, is the nearest airport.
The nearest railway station, Peravurani Railway Station, is 17 km away from Mallipattinam.
Mallipattinam is connected through state-run and private buses which ply from nearby cities. There are private bus operators such as Sri Bagyalakshmi Travels and Universal Travels that run buses from Chennai to Mallipattinam. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.