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
Kottaiyur is a village that is located in the district of Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu State. It lies at 34 km south of Sivaganga which is the district headquarters. Kottaiyur shares its borders with the Paramakkudi taluk in the south, Nainarkoil in the east, Manamadurai taluka in the west and the Kalaiyarkoil in the north. It lies on the border of the Sivaganga and the Ramanathapuram districts. Kottaiyur is surrounded by villages like Thirupuvanam, Sivaganga, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram.
Places to Stay
Tourists can find many budget-friendly hotels in this region. Some of them include Sri Shanmugabhavan Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500 onwards), Malar Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000) and Hotel Ganga (Tariff - Rs. 500 and below.)
Tamil is the most commonly spoken language in Kottaiyur. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
The Kottaiyur Sevvai is the biggest festival in the region and is held in honour of Sri Kottainachi Amman. It lasts for 10 days every year in April.
Places of Interest
Tourist attractions that lie near Kottaiyur are Karaikudi (58 km), Chettinad (69 km) and Madurai (71 km). There are many temples to visit in this region such as Sri Kottainachi Amman Temple, Sri Oorkaavalar Temple, Sri Shivan Temple and the Ooranikarai Pillaiyar Temple.
How to Get There
The Madurai airport is the nearest airport and is located at a distance of 69 km from Kottaiyur.
The Paramakkudi railway station is the closest station and is located 11 km away.
Kottaiyur lies close to the Karaikudi - Trichy Highway where several buses run to other major cities in India. Essaar Travels is one of the most popular operators in this region. Avail of bus booking online offers when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.