A small hamlet in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district, Vattanam lies about 448 km away from its capital city, Chennai. Its nearby cities include Karaikudi, Peravurani, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram. If you need a break from the bustling city life and want to relax far from the madding crowd, then head to Vattanam. The best months to visit this place are between December and February.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vattanam. However, Karaikudi about 60 km away has a number of options to choose from like Nachiappa Palace Hotel (Tariff –Rs.400), Jagan Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600) and Malar Hotel (Tariff –Rs.700).
Tamil is the official language of Vattanam.
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
There are a number of places worth visiting in and around the city. Some of them include Tiruvadanai (15 km), Devakottai (32 km) and Rajasingamangalam (33 km).
How to Get There
Tourists travelling to this village by air have to come to Madurai Airport, located 116 km from here. The other option is the Civil Airport (124 km) from here.
Rameshwaram Railway station, which is about 103 km is the major rail head connecting this city. However, Karaikudi junction (61 km) is the closest to the village.
There are regular buses from Tiruvadanai, Avadaiyarkovil and Devakottai. State-run buses cater to the passengers travelling on this route. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.