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.
A panchayat town in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, Thondi was an ancient port that was used by the Pandyas, Cholas kings and later by the British. During ancient time Thondi port was used to import and export goods from various countries, but eventually the port lost its significance due to the lack of road and rail connectivity. Now, Thondi port is only being used for fishing.
Budget Hotels in Thondi
Travellers can find affordable lodges to stay in Thondi. Places like Bausiya Lodge offer rooms from Rs.300 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Thondi
The annual temple festivals in this town are celebrated in a grand scale.
Places to See in Thondi
The Thondi Beach is one of the longest in Ramnad district.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai (111kms)
The nearest Railway Station is at Valramanikam (44.9kms).
The Thondi Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sri Bagyalakshmi Travels, K.K Travels, Universal Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.