Kallakurichi is a municipality town in the Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu. The town has a population of over 60,000 people and has a literacy rate above than the national average of the country. It has become one of the emerging agricultural towns with a seed processing plant, sugar mill and rice mill. It has one of the most famous poultry farms called Murarbad Iqra farms among many others. It is a central town with Pondicherry, Salem and Tiruvannamalai surrounding it.
Places to Stay
While visitors can find accommodations in VRT and KTK Lodge in Kallakurichi itself, it is recommended and usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Pongal, Tamil New Year, Krishna Jayanthi, Eid, Christmas and Diwali are events celebrated across the year.
Tamil and Hindi are locally spoken in Kallakurichi. English is a commonly used language.
Places to visit
The Viluppuram district has many tourist attractions such as The Rockcut Temple, Veedur Dam, and Gomuki Dam. Auroville also falls within this district.
How to Get There
The Neyveli airport is the nearest airport located 55km away from Kallakurichi. Domestic flights to other metro cities can be accessed there.
The Neyveli Railway Station is located 10km away. The station is well connected to all cities in Tamil Nadu. Visitors can easily access the larger cities to make connecting arrangements to farther places.
While Kallakurichi has a local bus stand, it is best that travellers access Neyveli bus stand. Operators that offer quality service include the TNSRTC, Sharma and Sea Bird Travels. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. These days the availability of bus tickets online has enabled travellers to get confirm their tickets with ease.
Sankagiri is a town in the Salem district state of Tamil Nadu. With a population of more than 150000 people its literacy rate of 68% is above the national average. It is a historical centre owing its significance to the Sankagiri fort. Agriculture was the basis of its economy for a long time until recently where in truck transport, cement industries and mills are now speedily taking over.
Places to Stay
Visitors can find budget accommodations in Tiruchengode such as Balaji lodge, R.K Lodge, MK Lodge and Hotel Livinn within a range of Rs.1500.
Festivals like Thai Poosam, Pongal, Ugadi and Diwali are celebrated in town.
Tamil is the local languages spoken in Sankagiri.
Places to Visit
Sankagiri Fort, Varadaraja Perumal temple and CSI Nathaniel Memorial Church are the local attractions in Sankagiri within 15km of the city centre.
How to Get There
Salem airport is 40km from Sankagiri and is the closest available airport. There are regular flights to a few cities from here.
Sankagiri Drug Railway Station is the main railway station. It provides connections to Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Kochi among others.
NH47 passes through Sankagiri bus stand. Buses to Chennai, Villupuram, Neyvelli, and Chidambaram can be reached directly. TNSRTC and other private operators are the inter-state bus transport available. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.