Uchipuli is a small locality which is located in the Mandapam block of Tamil Nadu. The locality is a major source of water for the town of Ramanathapuram. It is located 48 km from Ramanathapuram and is 512 km from the state capital of Chennai.
Places to Stay
Since Uchipuli is a very small locality, there are no hotels here. However, there are several local homestays that are available here. There are some good, budget-friendly hotels in Ramanathapuram. These include RGR Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 700), Ruby Palace (Tariff-Rs. 1000)and Hotel Mangalam (Tariff-Rs. 500.)
The official language of Uchipuli is Tamil. The other languages that are spoken here include Hindi, English and Telugu.
The most important festival that is celebrated here is Pongal. It is usually celebrated in the month of January. Sri Rama Navami is also widely celebrated here in the month of March.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist places near Uchipuli. Some of them are Rameswaram (20 km away from Uchipuli), Dhanushkodi (40 km from here), Karaikudi (106 km from the locality), Chettinad (118 km from Uchipuli) and Tuticorin (134 km from here.)
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Uchipuli is the Madurai airport. It is located about 146 km away from the locality.
Uchipuli is well-connected to a number of cities like Madurai, Tuticorin, Bogalur and Karaikudi by rail. The nearest railway station is the Mandapam railway station which is 2 km away from here.
There are daily bus services from Uchipuli to Madurai, Mysore, Tuticorin, Chennai and Bangalore (among others.) Some of the best bus services in this region are Zabbar Travels, SRS Travels and Siva Tours. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.