Mandarakuppam is a village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Puducherry at a distance of 57 km north-east. Another urban hub nearby is Cuddalore (38 km to the north-east). Those with a desire for exploring the traditional Tamil lifestyle, cuisine, temples as well as beaches and water bodies can visit this place.
Places to Stay
One is forced to head to Puducherry in order to put up for the night. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Raj Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Coramandal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Palaniswamy (Tariff – Rs. 900), White Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English and French are also widely spoken and understood in Puducherry.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Places of Interest
Places of tourist interest mostly lie in Puducherry (Pondicherry). Some of the places which are worth visiting are the French War Memorial, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville Township, Pomenade Beach, Pondicherry Museum and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 190 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 213 km.
Mostly, it is the state transport buses which serve the local populace of the region. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are available from both Puducherry and Salem. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.