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.
Thirrukadaiyur is a temple town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is about 300km from here whereas Karaikal is at a distance of 15km. The original temple of Thirrukadaiyur now known as Thirumeignanam was ravaged by the sea and is now in ruins. The new temple now gets throngs of devotees every year.
Budget Hotels in Thirukadyur
There are a few accommodation options such as Hotel Chella Residency (Rs 1500), Hotel Navaraj Residency (Rs 1500) and Mookambigai Residency Hotel (Rs 1000) that cater to visitors.
Tamil is the primary language spoken. However Hindi is understood.
Events in Thirukadyur
All major festivals like Pongal, Aadi, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated here.
Places to See in Thirukadyur
The places of interest near Thirrukadaiyur are Chidambaram Temple, Sri Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple, and Thiruvidaikazhi Murugan Temple all located within 40km.
How to Get There
Chennai International Airport, located 275km away, is the only main access point to domestic and international destinations.
Thirrukadaiyur railway station is about 250km from Chennai. It has very restricted service and one can go further to other cities only from Chennai.
Thirrukadaitur bus station has regular bus services to Chennai. TNSRTC is the most reliable along with private and local buses and vans. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.