Situated in Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul district, Nilakottai is known for its Mari Amman Kovil Temple. The week-long temple festival celebrated in April attracts a huge number of devotees from the village as well as from the nearby villages. Its district headquarters is only 41 km away from here. The Madurai Nayaks ruled Nilakottai in the 17th century.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Nilakottai. Its district headquarters Dindigul has a number of options for tourists. Some of them are Parsons Court (Tariff – Rs.800), Sukanya Lodge (Tariff – Rs.600) and Dolphin Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500).
Tamil is the official language of this village. English is also spoken and understood.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Nilakottai are Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Nilakottai has a number of attractions in and around its vicinity. Some of the major attractions in the town include Mari Amman Kovil Temple, Akobela Narasingaperumal Temple, Periya Kaliamman Temple, Anaipatti Dam, Sirumalai Hills, Koolappanayakar Palace and Karuppatti Pettai.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport, which is 63 km away.
Madurai Railway Station, which is 44 km away, connects this town to other cities.
There are buses from Dindigul, Madurai and Theni. Passengers travelling on this route have to depend mostly on state-run buses. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.