Known to be the largest town in in Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu, Karaikudi is a name derived from a plant’s name called kara, which is widely found abundance in this area , while Kudi meaning settlement. This region is commonly referred as Chettinad Karaikudi. Majority of the population in this town belongs to the Chettiar community and they have been instrumental for the development of this town. Karaikudi/Chettinadu is also being associated with cuisines and the Chetinad dishes is often referred by the locals as ‘Achi Samayal’.
Budget Hotels in Karaikudi
There are good budget hotels in Karaikudi Some of them are Jagan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1 000), Subhalakshmi Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Malar Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Nachiappa Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of r is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English
Events in Karaikudi
One of the famous festivals and events in Theni include Ekadasi Festival and Utsavam or Annual Festival. Ekadasi Festival is one of the most important festivals of Theni.
Places to See in Karaikudi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Theni. Some of the places include Pranmalai Seik Oliyulla Darga (400 kms from Kariakudi) Pillayarpatti (36 kms from Kariakudi ) Koppudai Amman Kovil ( 52 kms from sivaganga) and Shri Koteeswara Kottaiyur Temple (8kms from Karaikudi).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Karaikudi is the Tiruchirapalli International airport. It is located about 95 kms from Karaikudi.
Karaikudi railway station is well connected to the major cities and districts of South India. The junction is situated on two major lines Trichy/Rameshwaram and Karaikal/Quilon. There are regular express trains to Rameshwaram and Chennai.
There are two bus terminals in Karaikudi—old bus-stand is situated in south Karaikudi while the new bus-stand in north Karaikudi. Many buses from old bus stand daily ply to "Devakottai, Peerkalaikadu, Puduvayal, Thirupathur to name a few. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ABT X Travels, SRS Travels and Essaar Travels. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.
A municipal town in the Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Kadayanallur is the second largest city in the district. The town was named after the presiding deity at the Kadayaleeswarar temple located here. Kadayanallur located on the foot of the Western Ghats is situated close to tourist spots like Courtallam Waterfall and Tenkasi. The town is also known for making handloom textiles, mud-pots and matches.
Budget Hotels in Kadayanallur
Places like Hotel Sri Krishna located within 1km of the bus stand offer accommodation starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Kadayanallur
The annual festivals like Pongal and Diwali are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.
Places to See in Kadayanallur
The Kadayaleeswarar temple within town, the Krishnapuram Anjaneyar temple (3kms) and Courtallam (16kms) are great places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin (110kms)
Kadayanallur has its own Railway Station.
Kadayanallur Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sakthi Travels, KPN Travels, Amarnath Travels and Parveen Travels run regular buses to and from the town. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.