Thankatchimadam is a village on the coastal island region in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district. It is divided from the mainland through the Pamban channel. The Madurai – Rameshwaram Highway passes through this area. Ramanathapuram is 64.2 km away and Chennai is 519 km from Thankatchimadam. Its nearby cities are Karaikudi, Ramanathapuram, Paramakudi, and Rameshwaram. It is also surrounded by Rajasingamangalam, Bogalur, and Tiruppullani.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Thankatchimadam area. However, Rameshwaram 8 km from Thankatchimadam has some good affordable hotels available, including Blue Coral Cottage (Tariff – Rs.800), Hare Rama Hare Krishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs.800), Sriram Island Hotel (Tariff – Rs.450), and Maharaja Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700).
The official language spoken in Thankatchimadam is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated here are Pongal in January, Chithirai Festival held in April, Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrated during September-October, Ayudha Pooja in October, and Diwali during October- November.
Places of Interest
Important places of tourist attraction are in Rameshwaram (8 km) from Thankatchimadam. They are Pamban Bridge (13 km), Dhanushkodi Town (19 km), Krusadai Island (14.2 km), and Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple (1 km).
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is 172 km from Thankatchimadam.
There are no railway stations at Thankatchimadam. The nearest railway station is (9 km) in Rameshwaram.
There are regular buses connecting Thankatchimadam from Rameshwaram and Ramanathapuram. State-run buses cater to passengers on this route. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.