Valayapatti, a small hamlet in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhnagar district, is about 556 km away from its capital city, Chennai. The population of the village is a mere 1,500. Therefore, it makes for a perfect weekend getaway, especially if you want to experience rural life. Some of the cities located close to this village are Sivakasi, Rajapalayam and Pallapatti.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no good hotels in Valayapatti. Sivakasi, which is 27 km from here, has a number of options to choose from like Chidrambram Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 500), Pandian Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 600) and Srinivas Hotel (Tariff –Rs.800).
Tamil and Urdu are widely spoken in Valayapatti.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Places worth visiting around Valayapatti are Srivilliputhur (15 km), Rajapalayam (25 km), Sivakasi (27 km) and Pallapatti (29 km).
How to Get There
Madurai airport, which is 98 km from here, is the nearest from Valayapatti.
The nearest railway station from here is the Sivakasi railway station, which is about 25 km from here.
There are buses from Chennai, Madurai and Sivakasi. City Express Travels caters to passengers on this route. Making use of bus booking online offers are the best way to save money while travelling.