Keeranur is a town located in the district of Pudukkottai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Tiruchirappallli at a distance of 30 km north. Another major city close by is Thanjavur at a distance of 59 km to the north-east. All these places are located on the southern bank of the Kollidam river. The area is a must-visit place for temple-enthusiasts.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are better in the city of Thanjavur which lies at a distance of 58 km. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring are Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Lion City Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Ramnath (Tariff – Rs. 900), Valli Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Government Museum, Kodumbalur, Kizhanilai, Narthamalai, Kunnandar Koil are some of the tourist places in Keeranur. Many such places are also found in Thanjavur; some of which are Brihadisvara Temple and Fort, Sri Subramanya Shrine, Annai Vailankanni Shrine and the Thanjavur Royal Palace and Museum.
How to Get There
In order to catch a flight the tourists can go the nearby airport called Tiruchirappalli Airport at a distance of 23 km.
The town has its own railway station in the form of Keeranur Railway Station with trains passing through from Trichy, Rameshwaram and Karaikudi.
There are many well developed roads that lead to various major destinations in and around Keeranur. Buses to the area are available from Tiruchirappalli as well as Thanjavur. If you are booking bus tickets online check out for discount codes at Ticketgoose.com.