Kottampatty, a small city in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district, is surrounded by a rugged mountainous terrain. Its close proximity to this rocky terrain makes it ideal for those interested in trekking. This city is on the border of Sivaganga and Madurai. Some of the nearby cities include Thirupuvanam, Natham, Madurai and Sivaganga.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kottampatty. Dindigul, which is about 52 km away, provides decent budget hotels. These hotels are Hotel Sree Balaji Bhavan (Tariff – Rs.725), Gomath Towers (Tariff – Rs.394), Hotel Priyam (Tariff – Rs.437) and Senthil Residency (Tariff – Rs.730).'
The language spoken in Kottampatty is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Kottampatty are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayak Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October, Diwali in October-November and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest around Kottampatty. These are Nadumandalam Reserved Forest (27 km), Karandamalai Reserved Forest (25 km), Karaikanmaai (28 km), Karpaka Vinayakar Temple (38 km) and Piranmalai (16 km) away from Kottampatty.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport, which is around 63 km away from Kottampatty.
There is no railway station in Kottampatty. Dindigul Railway Station, which is 51 km away from Kottampatty is the nearest railway station.
Kottampatty bus station is connected by buses from nearby cities such as Dindigul and Pudukkottai. There are daily buses from Chennai to Kottampatty by private bus operators such as Madurai-Radha Travels. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
Madurai is known to be a famous temple city in India. This traditional city is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. Madurai is a 2500 year old city which became a commercial center after 550 AD. Tourists are attracted by the temples, prosperous arts and crafts. The city is also called the "Athens of the East" for its fantastic architectural monuments. The best time of the year to visit Madurai would be between Octobers to March since the city is extremely hot during summers.
Budget Hotels in Madurai
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Chennai. Some of them are Hotel Padmam (Tariff-Rs.1,409), Hotel Empee (Tariff-Rs.1,089), Sri Annapoorna Tower (Tariff-Rs.1,294) and Kathir Palace (Tariff-Rs.880).
The official language of Madurai is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English, Saurashtra, Telugu, Urdu and Hindi.
Events in Madurai
Some famous festivals and events of Madurai include Jallikattu(Jan), Chithirai Festival (April / May), Float Festival (Jan-Feb)
Places to See in Madurai
There are several places of tourist attraction in Madurai, though the most famous Meenakshi - Sundareswarar temple (52 kms from Periyar bus stand ), Gandhi Museum (4Kms), Kazimar Big Mosque(1km), Thirumalai Nayak Mahal ( 1km from Meenakshi temple), St. Mary's Church ( 2km from Periyar bus stand), Pazhamudhircholai(10Km north of Madurai).
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is situated about 12km away from the Madurai railway station. It offers domestic flight operations to major cities, while international services are limited only to Colombo.
Madurai Junction is considered to be the second largest revenue division in Southern railway next to the Chennai division.
Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Stand is the mofussil bus stand that is located in Mattuthavani, Madurai. The three leading bus operators / Travels that offer extraordinary services are Abt X bus operator, Sharma Tours bus operator, Madurai Radha bus operator. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.