In the land of ancient pilgrimage sites, Tamil Nadu is a village called Kayamozhi 9 km west of Thiruchendur in the Thoothukudi district. The history of this village dates back to the 16th century AD and is located at the southernmost tip of India.
Places to Stay
Kayamozhi is a small village and there may not be many hotels there but one can find many lodges and dharamshalas. 12 km or around 20 minutes away is Thiruchendur and there are hotels such as Chitra Park Hotel (Tariff – up to Rs. 1,428) and Devasthanam Accommodations, which has a large number of rooms and cottages (Tariff – Rs. 50 to 500) and Siva Murugan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400 onward).
Tamil is the official language of the region but English can be helpful.
Apart from the generic festivals, Thaipusam is celebrated with zest on the full moon of the Tamil month.The harvest festival of Pongal is also popular amongst locals.
Places of Interest
There are many places of interest for tourists and pilgrims; the village has many auspicious and holy temples. Around 1 km away from the bus stop is Kayamozhi Shri ManthiraMoorthy Swamy Temple. Karayadi Sudalai Madasamy Temple is around 2 km from the bus stop. Arulmigu Mupidathi Amman Temple and its adjacent pond is a major landmark of the village.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport’s domestic terminal at Vaahaikulam is around 50 km away. The international terminal of Thiruvananthapuram is around 190 km away.
Tiruchendur Rail Way Station is nearest to Kayamozhi. Tuticorin is a major station and is around 38 km away.
Kayamozhi has its own bus stand. Private companies like KPN Travels and SRM Transports provide buses to Kayamozhi and other parts. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.