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 panchayat town of Tamil Nadu, Peravurani is a town that is beautifully surrounded with coconut plantation. The best tourist spot in this place is Manora, a eight storey victory tower which was built by Maratha King Serfoji in the 18th century to honor the victory of British over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo battle.
Budget Hotels in Peravurani
There are good budget hotels in Peravurani. Some of them are Hotel Gnanam (Tariff – Rs.1200), Sangam Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Raks (Tariff – Rs.500) and Pl.A Residency (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Peravurani is Tamil.
Events in Peravurani
The Important Festivals of Peravurani is Vinayaka Chaturthi (September).
Places to See in Peravurani
There are several places of tourist attraction in Bidar. Some of the places include Sri Neelakanda Pillaiyar (8kms from Peravurani) , Aathmalaya Mandram (7 kms from Peravurani), Vinayagar temple ( 6 km from Peravurani) sri kaliamman temple ( 9 kms from Peravurani) Manora ( (14 kms from Peravurani).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Peravurani is the Tiruchirappalli airport. It is located about 96.5 kms away from the town.
Peravurani has own its railway station. There are regular trains connecting to Karaikkudi and Mayiladuthurai.
There are regular buses available to some of the districts in Tamil Nadu. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Anbu Travels, Sri Bagyalakshmi Travels and SRS Travels. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.