Attayampatti is a small town in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of only 22 km from the district headquarters – Salem city. The district, especially the district headquarters is famous for its temples. Salem is also famous as the birthplace of the renowned Tamil poetess named Avvaiyar. The region was once ruled by the Chera kings.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Salem for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Vasantham Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Salem Castle Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ganesh Mahaal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Laila Gold Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of Attayampadi is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The place does not have anything interesting to offer, but the neighbouring city of Salem has a lot of good tourist destinations worth a visit. The main attractions of the city are its places of worship. Some of the most prominent among them are Kottai Mariamman Temple, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, ISKON Temple, the Jama Masjid built by Tipu Sultan, Infant Jesus Church and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport at a distance of 37 km.
Salem Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 20 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.