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.
Located in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, Singampunari is an industrial and temple town. The town is well-known for its coconut rope production and groundnut oil mills. Since Singampunari is situated near the Madurai-Chennai highway and the Coimbatore-Palani - Karaikudi-Devakottai route, all buses passing via the region stop here.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels to stay in Singampunari. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sugam International and Hotel Subalakshmi Palace in Sivaganga that has rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The 10-day Brahmothsavam, the Ther Thiruvizha(car festival)and PooPallaakku are important festivals. The unique 'Kaluvan Thiruvila' is celebrated only in Singampunari. The special pooja organised on every full moon day exactly at midnight at the Vathiyar Ayya temple brings people from across the state. A grand festival is also celebrated on ‘Chitra Pournami’ every year.
Tamil is the local language here
Places to Visit
The well-known Sri Sevuga Perumal Aiyanar Saastha temple, the Vathiyar Ayya temple, a Roman Catholic Church, Church of South India and Assemblies of God Church and a Mosque is located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai (58kms).
The nearest railway station is at Sivaganga (41kms)
The Singampunari Bus Terminus runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Essaar Travels, Sri Renganathan Travels and SRS Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Opt for a Volvo bus booking through Ticketgoose.com and have a comfortable journey