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.
Puduvayal is a small town located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Chettinad region of the district and is located 65 km away from the city of Sivaganga, which is also the district headquarters. Other nearby cities includes Karaikudi (13 km) and Aranthangi (21 km). Puduvayal is famous for the rice mills situated here. The town is the second largest producer of rice in the state.
Places to Stay
Unfortunately, only local home stays are available in Puduvayal. However budget hotel options in the nearby city of Karaikudi are Hotel Jagan, Subhalakshmi Palace, Udhyam Hotel and Nachiappa Palace.
The official language of Puduvayal is Tamil.
The most important festival celebrated in Puduvayal is Pongal, which is a harvest festival observed in January each year.
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attraction near Puduvayal include Shanmuganathan Temple (22 km from Puduvayal), Ariyakudi Thiruvengamudayan Temple, Karpaka Vinayakar Temple (26 km) and Thirumayam Permual Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Puduvayal is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport. It is located about 90 km away from the town.
The town is well connected with Karaikudi and Mayiladuthurai (170 km from Puduvayal).
There are daily bus services to Coimbatore (267 km), Palladam (228 km), Ooty (339 km), Chennai (417 km) and Madurai (98 km). Some of the best bus operators in this region include ESSAAR and TNSRTC. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.