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.
Palladam is a suburb of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Coimbatore. Palladam is located on National Highway NH 67 and is a major Panchayat with large source of income collected from the business community. Most people in Palladam are engaged in agriculture of cotton and tobacco. The main businesses are textiles, agriculture, wind mill and stone crushing.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palladam are Hotel P.R.A Towers (Tariff - Rs.400), ABH Lodge (Tariff - Rs.300) and Ariyas Hotel (Tariff - Rs.400).
Tamil is the official language of Palladam.
Places to Visit
Pongaliamman temple and Mahaliaman temple are famous temples in Palladam. The Palldam church is also famous.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Palladam is Coimbatore International Airport (35 kms).
The nearest railway station to Palladam is at Tirupur (16 kms). Coimbatore Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (38 kms) to Palladam.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Palladam include Hindusthan Travels, PNK SRT Travels and SRS Travels. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.