Karungal is a village in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 55 km north from district headquarters Dindigul, 9 km from Guziliamparai and 403 km from state capital Chennai. After Marthandam, it is the second best well-known town. Karungal is a densely populated area and is famous for its agricultural activities. Karungal is on the borders of the Dindigul and Karur districts.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Karungal. Some of them are Hotel Rajan, Hotel Vasanth Krishna, Mumthaj Hotel and Hotel Daawat.
The official language of Karungal is Tamil.
The important festivals of Karungal are Natyanjali Dance Festival, Kavadi Festival, Cape Festival and Pongal.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Karungal. Some of the places include Palani Hills, Dindigul Fort, Erode, Namakkal, Thadikombu Perumal Temple, St. Joseph’s Church and Begambur Big Mosque.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Karungal is the Civil Airport at Tiruchirappalli. It is located about 70 km away from the town.
Tiruchchirapali Railway Station is the closest major railway station and is at a distance of 68 km from Karungal.
Karungal connects to Dindigul, Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruchi, Karur, Madurai and the Sivaganga District with a good frequency of buses. Dindigul is 395 km away from Chennai and is-well connected by road. The Kamarajar Central Bus Stand has bus services to various parts of Tamilnadu. Avail of bus ticket booking discount coupons from Ticketgoose.com when you buy your tickets online.
Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and this large metropolitan city is known for being the textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. Considered to have existed before the 2nd Century AD, Coimbatore had once been a small village called Kongunad. Known for its flourishing agriculture business and textile mills, Coimbatore is currently an upcoming Information Technology Hub of Tamil Nadu. This city is also referred to as the "Manchester Detroit of Southern India". Coimbatore is surrounded by the Western Ghats and is positioned on the banks of the Noyyal River.
Budget Hotels in Coimbatore
There are great hotels near the bus stand in Coimbatore. They are Hotel Sree Murugan (Tariff – Rs. 1,685) and Metro Park Inn (Tariff – Rs. 2,150).
Tamil is the local language in Coimbatore. There are many inhabitants from other states settled in this cosmopolitan state and the languages spoken include English, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.
Events in Coimbatore
The Mariamman festival is a major event in summer and also the Koniamman temple car festival attracts a lot of populace to the city.
Places to See in Coimbatore
Lot of people visit Coimbatore for its pleasant weather and hospitality. The interesting tourist spots include Kovai Kutralam falls (35 kms from the city), Vydehi Water falls(35 km),Monkey falls(75 km), Malampuzha dam(60km), Thirumurthy waterfalls(90 km),Bhavani Sagar(55km).Dhyanalinga Yogic temple & Isha Yoga centre (35 km), Vellingiri hill temple(37 km), Marudhamali Hill Temple(13 km from Gandhipuram BS), and Vydehi Water falls(35 km).
How to Get There
Coimbatore International Airport is located at Peelamedu (15 kms) from the city. The Coimbatore International Airport offers domestic flights to major Indian cities, while international flight services are only limited to Sharjah and Singapore.
Coimbatore Junction is also referred to as Kovai Junction. This major railway junction is the busiest railway station in Tamil Nadu. Many trains from different states connect via Coimbatore Junction.
Currently there are 3 mofussil bus stands at Gandhipuram, Singanallur and at Ukkadam. Besides these, the Government bus stand and Town Bus Stand is also situated at Gandhipuram. The three leading bus operators which include KPN Travels, KMP Travels and Kings Travels. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.