Mukkani is a small village in the Srivaikundam Taluka of the Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) district in Tamil Nadu. A beautiful village, it has Thimraparani River flowing through it which makes for a great visual treat. The place serves as a classic example of rural life, where time slows down.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Mukkani. However one can find dharamshalas there. Thoothukudi (20 km) has hotels like Soma Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Chitra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300), and Ram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 200).
Tamil is the official language of Mukkani.
Apart from the generic festivals, a 4 day harvest festival called Makar Sangkranti or Pongal is considered important here. There are many festivals for local gods like Maariyamman, the goddess of rain.
Places of Interest
Apart from the beautiful nature trails, there are many places to visit. About 36 km away is the coastal village of Manapad famous for its Holy Cross Church. Around 100 km away is Kalugumalai, famous for rock cut Jain cave temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mukkani is the Tuticorin Airport.
Tuticorin Railway Junction (23 km) is the nearest station. One can check IRCTC for further details.
Local and private bus operators like Komitla Buses provide bus services to ferry passengers. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.