A town in Pudukkottai district of of Tamil Nadu, Manamelkudi is a great place for the spiritually inclined, since the town has many places of worship and is a popular pilgrim centre. The town also has a very good number of educational institutions. The town has also been mentioned in the Indian epic Ramayana, since it is believed to be one of the places from where Lord Rama had tried to cross over the Bay of Bengal to reach Sri Lanka.
Places to Stay
Travellers can stay at Pudukottai, where it is easy to find very good and affordable accommodation. Abirami Hotel, Sathyam Hotel and Prince Lodge offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
The annual temple festivals in this town are celebrated in a grand scale.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The famous temples around this town include Vadakku Amma Pattinam Temple, Vujjaiyini Maakali Amman Temple, Jagatheshwarar Temple, Vadakkoor Amman Temple, Thekkoor Amman Temple. All of them are about 2-8kms from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Tiruchirappalli International Airport (109kms).
The nearest airport is at Aranthangi Railway Station (29.9kms) and Valramanikam Railway Station (35.5kms).
The Manamelkudi Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like A.J.M Travels and Universal Travels run regular buses to and from the town. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.