Located in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, Singampunari is an industrial and temple town. The town is well-known for its coconut rope production and groundnut oil mills. Since Singampunari is situated near the Madurai-Chennai highway and the Coimbatore-Palani - Karaikudi-Devakottai route, all buses passing via the region stop here.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels to stay in Singampunari. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sugam International and Hotel Subalakshmi Palace in Sivaganga that has rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The 10-day Brahmothsavam, the Ther Thiruvizha(car festival)and PooPallaakku are important festivals. The unique 'Kaluvan Thiruvila' is celebrated only in Singampunari. The special pooja organised on every full moon day exactly at midnight at the Vathiyar Ayya temple brings people from across the state. A grand festival is also celebrated on ‘Chitra Pournami’ every year.
Tamil is the local language here
Places to Visit
The well-known Sri Sevuga Perumal Aiyanar Saastha temple, the Vathiyar Ayya temple, a Roman Catholic Church, Church of South India and Assemblies of God Church and a Mosque is located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai (58kms).
The nearest railway station is at Sivaganga (41kms)
The Singampunari Bus Terminus runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Essaar Travels, Sri Renganathan Travels and SRS Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Opt for a Volvo bus booking through Ticketgoose.com and have a comfortable journey
Aranthangi is a town in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu, and the main attraction of Aranthangi is the ruined fort. It is believed that Aranthangi was earlier ruled by 'Tondaimans and they were the one who had built the fort. Not much is known about Tondaimans but they were the main chieftains who had controlled the entire Aranthangi region during the 15th century. There are many temples in this region.
Budget Hotels in Aranthangi
There are good budget hotels in Aranthangi. Some of them are Hotel Sri Swarnaa Mansion (Tariff – Rs.1000), Rockforrt Ressidency (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Annai Mansion (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Mathura Hote (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language Aranthangiis Tamil The other languages spoken include English and Malayalam, Telugu.
Events in Aranthangi
Some of the famous festivals and events inAranthangi include Veeramakaliyamman temple car festival (July –August )
Places to See in Aranthangi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aranthangi . Some of the places include the Shrine of Sri Sithi Vinayagar temple ( 3 kms from Aranthangi), Aranthangi Fort ( 26 kms from Aranthangi) and manchakkarai ayyanar koil (6kms from Aranthangi)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Aranthangi is the Tiruchirappali Airport. It is located about 60 kms away from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Pudukkottai junction. The railway lies between Chennai and Rameshwaram. There are frequent trains to Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, and Thanjavur.
There are many buses available for interstate and intercity. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include MJT Travels , Sri Renganathan Travels and KPN Travels. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle