Okkur is a small village in the Sivagangai District of Tamil Nadu and is located about 460 km from the capital city, Chennai. The nearby cities to Okkur are Madurai, Sivaganga, Thirupuvanam, and Karaikudi. Its neighbouring talukas are Kallal, Tiruppathur, and Sivaganga. This village was mentioned in the poem written by the poet Okkur Maasathiyar during the Sangam Period in Pura Nanooru.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in nearby Sivaganga (14 km). Some of them are Idhaya Towers (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Subhalakshmi Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Sugam International (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Okkur is Tamil.
The most important festival here in Okkur is the Masimaham Festival, held every February at the Kallal Somasundaram Soundarya Nayagi Temple.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction close to Okkur. Some attractions in nearby Karaikudi include Kamban Mani Mandapam Temple, Kaviarsar Kannadhasan Mani Mandabam Temple, Athangudi Temple, Devakotti Temple, and Pillaiyar Patti Lord Ganesha Temple.
How to Get There
Madurai Airport (53 km) is the nearest domestic airport to Okkur village.
Nattrasankottai Railway Station and Panangudi Railway Station are located at a distance of 10 km.
There are daily bus services to Chennai, Srikali, Sivaganga, Madurai, Karaikudi, and Tiruppathur. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.