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 city and municipality in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, Ramanathapuram, also known as Ramnad,is located on south east of the state. Well-connected to Madurai through the NH 49, Ramanathapuram is also connected to the state capital via the East Coast Road. The Pamban Bridge that extends between India and the island nation of Sri Lanka, and separate the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar is located here.
Budget Hotels in Ramanathapuram
There are many hotels in Ramanathapuram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rupee Lodge (Tariff Rs.300 onwards), Hotel Rupee Sky Palace (Tariff Rs.800 onwards) and Aishwarya Hotel (Tariff Rs.300 onwards).
Events in Ramanathapuram
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Ramanathapuram
Ramalingavilasam Palace (1km), Uchipuli Beach (27kms), Arulmighu Sri MuthumariammanAlayam, Kirubasanam Church of Christ and RamnadAyyappanKovilare places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai
Ramanathapuramhas its own railway station
Ramanathapuram bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels, Universal Travels and SRM Transports run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.