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.
Mimisal is a village in the Avadaiyarkoil revenue block of Pudukkottai district, Tamil Nadu. The village is about 61kms from Devakottai. The village is known for its beautiful and picturesque coast. Fishing is the major occupation of the people living here. Being a small village there are not many places of interest here. But travellers can visit the many famous temples in the surrounding villages.
Places to Stay
Being a small village Mimisal has not many places to stay, but there are good accommodation available in nearby Aranthangi such as Mumthaj Lodge and Krishna Lodge. Tariff would start from Rs.400 onwards.
The temple festivals are celebrated in a grand scale here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Sri Kalyanaramar temple and Sri Vieramahaliyamman Temple are great places to visit within 1km of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirappalli (116kms).
Arantangi Railway Station (38kms) is the nearest railhead to this village.
Mimisal Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Universal Travels and MJT Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking