Aruppukottai is a town and a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. it is located at a distance of 45 km from Madurai. It is famous for its jasmine cultivation.
Places of tourist interest:
There are numerous temples in this place. The most famous ones are: Arulmigu Thathankulam Vinayagar Temple located at Sathyamoorthy Bazaar, Shri Arulmigu Sokkanathar Swami Temple at Chockalingapuram-Vellaikottai, Arulmigu Vazhavandamman Temple at Sengunthapuram-Vellaikottai, Arulmigu Pattabiramar Kovil at Sathyamoorthy Bazaar, Shri Amuthalingeswarar Temple, Shri Muthumariamman Temple, Arulmigu Ujjini Makali Amman Temple at Sengunthapuram-Vellaikottai, Arulmigu mariamman Kovil at AmmanKovil Street,Pandalkudi Road, Ayirangan Mariamman Temple, Malaiarasan Temple, Arulmigu Thottachi Amman Temple at Sengunthapuram-Vellaikottai to name a few.
Churches are also there which are visited by the tourists very often. These churches are:
CSI, Roman Catholic, AG church, IPC, TPM, Baptist, LEF
There are a number of mosques in this place which are visited by the Muslims throughout the year. Some of the most famous are:
Nallur Muhaideen Andavar Masjid.
Vazhavandhapuram Jum’ah Pallivasal
Thoukith jamath pallivasal is Vast
How to reach there:
Aruppukottai acts as a hub connecting Madurai, Thoothukudi, Virudhunagar, and Ramanathapuram.
Madurai, the second biggest city in Tamil Nadu by population, is only 45 km away. It is well connected by highways to all of these places. Buses ply between all those places and even to the nearby places. Bus journey from Madurai and all the nearby villages and towns is a convenient means of travel to this place.
Some of the major bus operators are: Sri Jayavilas, Amarnath Travel, Chandra Transport, Jaya Roadways,MMP Transport, Meenambigai Transport, Pradeep travels
KPN, TNSTC AC, TNSTC Hi-Tech have daily bus services to Chennai. These operators are reputed and reliable.
Aruppukottai has one non-working railway station because it is having meter gauge only. This Railway station is now being converted to Broad Gauge railway line to Connect Manamadurai and Virudhunagar.
The nearest airport is the Madurai domestic airport. it is located at a distance of 36km from here. The next nearest airport is the Tuticorin Airport. it is located at a distance of 90 km from here.
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