Batlagundu is a town in Dindigul district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Madurai at a distance of 55 km south-east. The mother village of this place is Old Batlagundu. There is a temple called Mariamman temple at Old Batlagundu. There is a festival held in this place which is very famous in this region.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, the village does not have a great variety when it comes to places of lodging. However Madurai has a couple of good budget hotels. Some of these places which deserve mention are MR International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Mahaparameswari Mariamman Temple is located in Old Batlagundu,and the main goddess is Mariamman, the mother god of this region. The festival hosted in this temple on Vaikasi. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple is situated on the banks of the Manjalaru. The presiding deity is Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal (Sri Vishnu, with his consort Laksmi on his lap).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located at a distance 52 km in Madurai. The other nearest airport is the Tiruchirappalli Civil Airport located at a distance of 123 km.
Kodaikanal Road Junction Railway Station is approximately 55 km away from Bathlagundu.
There are roads connecting this town to all the major places of south India. The roads are also well maintained and there is bus service from and to this town to a number of important places of south India. You need not worry about travelling to bus counters anymore, as you can book online bus tickets through TicketGoose.com.
Vedachandur is a tiny village in the state of Tamil Nadu. It belongs to the Anamalai taluk that comes under a panchayat called Angalakuruchi. 4 small cities – Udumalaipettai, Pollachi , Valparai and Chittur-Thathamangalam surround it. Large cities of the state, Coimbatore and Chennai lie to its north, 56km and 531km away respectively.
Places to Stay
It is best recommended that visitors stay in Coimbatore which is 56km away. Hotel Mangala International (Rs.1500), Shri Krishna Vilas (Rs. 900), Hotel Vishnu Priya (Rs. 1500) and Hotel City Tower (Rs. 1500) are suitable for budget travellers.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Tamil and English are the local languages spoken in Vedachandur.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit around Vedachandur are Palakkad Fort, Monkey Falls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary and Gass Forest Museum within 15-50km
How to Get There
Coimbatore International Airport is the closest airport near Vadachandur. It is located about 50kmsaway from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Palakkad Railway Station is the only railway station close to Vadachandur. It is 45km away.
Pollachi Bus station is around 20km away. The TNSTC bus operators offer quality service along with other private bus operators such as KPN and SRM Travels. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.