Dharmapuri is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is located near the border of neighbouring state of Karnataka to the west. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Bangalore, at a distance of 142 km to the north-west. Temple and cuisine-lovers can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region for the night is Bangalore city. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in the area. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Thowheeth Mosque, Ahle hadees Pallivasal, Hogenakkal Falls (46 km away), Adhiyamankottai (named after the ancient Thahadoor rulers – the Adhiyamans who made it their capital in ancient times), Mount Carmel Church and others.
How to Get There
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 178 km.
Dharmapuri has a railway station connects this town by a network of rails to cities like Kannur, Tuticorin, Coimbatore to name a few.
There are regular buses to Dharmapuri from Bangalore and Krishnagiri. Parveen Travels is a popular bus operator in the area. State-run buses are also available. Online booking of bus tickets have made ticket booking very convenient.
Pottalpudur is a village in Kadayam taluk in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 37 kms towards west from the district head quarters Tirunelveli and 664 kms from state capital Chennai Virasamudram (2 kms), Therkkumadathur (3 kms), Keela Ambur (4kms), Kadayam (4kms), Kadayam Perumpathu (4 kms) are the nearby villages to Pottalpudur.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Tirunelveli (45 kms). Some of them are Sri Janakiram Hotel (Tariff - Rs.650), Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff - Rs.1000) and Sri Bharani Hotel (Tariff - Rs.750).
Tamil and Urdu are the most spoken languages here.
Kanduri festival is a very popular and revered festival attracting throngs of devotees from all faiths.
Places to Visit
The biggest attraction of this place is the oldest dargha built around the year 1674. Pottalpudur dargah attracts not only the Muslims but Hindus and Christians also in equal numbers. Other places to see are the Ujjain Mahakali Temple, Sri Durga Parameswari Temple, and Sri Gangai Amman Temple.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport (69 kms) is the nearest airport to Pottalpudur.
Tirunelveli Railway station (39 kms) is the nearest major railway station to Pottalpudur.
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Pottalpudur include SRS Travels and Neeta Travels. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets