A town in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Aruppukottai is situated about 48 kms away from Madurai. The city is famous for Handloom and power loom industry. This town is also famous for beautiful silk sarees. Aruppukottai people love music and folk dance. There are many famous temples in this town which include Shri Arulmigu Sokkanathar Swami Temple, Sri Vandimalarchi Amman Kovil Thirunagaram Sri Pampalamman Temple.
Budget Hotels in Aruppukottai
There are good budget hotels in Aruppukottai. Some of them are Abm Grande Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1000), Theni International hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Western Gatz Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Karna Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Aruppukottai is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Aruppukottai
Chithra Pournami, Festival (April), Natarajar Abhishegam and Vaigasi Pormortchavam; (August) are the most important festivals celebrated in Aruppukottai
Places to See in Aruppukottai
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aruppukottai. Some of the places include Shri Arulmigu Sokkanathar Swami Temple (4 kms from Aruppukottai) Sri Vandimalarchi Amman Kovil Thirunagaram (9kms kms from Aruppukottai) , Kammavar Sri Krishnan Bhajanalayam (10 kms from Aruppukottai) and Sri Pampalamman Temple. (8 kms from Aruppukottai).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Aruppukottai is the Madurai Airport. It is located about 49 kms away from the town
There is no railway station in Aruppukottai. The nearest railway station from Aruppukottai is the Madurai junction
The distance between Aruppukottai and Madurai is about 48 kms. There are four bus stands in Madurai Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Supaa Travels, SRS Travels and KPN Travels. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home
Nagercoil is located in Tamil Nadu. It is also the district headquarters of Kanyakumari district. Renowned for its e- governance system, it was merged into the state of Tamil Nadu in 1956, before which it was a part of the royal state of Travancore. It is a highly prosperous town considering a majority of its population are non-resident Indians (NRIs).
Budget Hotels in Nagercoil
There are good budget hotels in Nagercoil. Some of them are Hotel Sri Maniya (Tariff – Rs. 950 and 0.5 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station), Hotel J.S. Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 400 and 2 km from Nagarcoil Railway Station), and Hotel Cape Residency (Tariff – Rs. 924 and 19 km from Nagarcoil Railway Station).
Tamil is the official language. English is also spoken along with Malayalam in certain parts.
Events in Nagercoil
Pongal is the most important festival that is celebrated among the Tamil community all through the state. The other major festival celebrated here is the Malayalee New Year,'Onam'.
Places to See in Nagercoil
The Udayagiri Fort (15 km from Nagercoil station), Padmanabhapuram Palace (14 km from Nagercoil station) and the Vivekananda Rock Memorial (18 km from Nagercoil station) are some of the places of interest.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Nagercoil is Trivandrum Airport (57 km).
Nagercoil has its own railway station and is well connected to different parts of the country.
Online booking of bus tickets has certainly made life easier for travellers. Operators like Tippu Sultan Travels and Kallada Tours & Travels ply their buses to Nagercoil. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.