Kovilpatti is considered to be a special grade municipality in Thoothukudi District. This is located 100kms away from Maduri city and 65kms from Tuticorin. This is the second largest town in Thoothukudi District. It is aptly situated on the north western side of Thoothukudi District on the NH7 and due to this it connects to Varanasi in the north and Kanyakumari in the south. The best time to visit Kovilpatti is during the month of October to December since that is the time when the region receives slight rainfall.
Budget Hotels in Kovilpatti
There are some budget hotels in Kovilapatti . Some of them are Hotel MGS Kannan Palace (Tariff – Rs 1000) and Reva Plaza ( (Tariff – Rs 1001.
The official language of Kovilpatti is Tamil. Telugu is also the most spoken language by a majority people here.
Events in Kovilpatti
The most popular festival in Kovilpatti is the Adithapasu festival (July - August). This festival attracts hordes of people every year.
Places to See in Kovilpatti
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kovilpatti. Some of the places include Kathiresan Temple (60kms from Tuticorin), Ettayapuram (15km from Kovilpatti), Kalugumalai (24kms from Kovilpatti), Panchalankuruchi (15kms from Kovilpatti) and Sankarankoil (44 kms from Kovilpatti)
How to Get There
The only nearest airport is the Tuticorin Airport (61kms).
There are several express trains passing through the Kovilpatti. Kovilpatti Railway Station is aptly located at 3 km from Kovilpatti. It positioned on the Kovilpatti-Thoothukudi Road.
Kovilpatti Old Bus station is about 3kms away from the new bus station. Some of the private bus operators that run regular buses to and from Kovilpatti are Rathimeena Travels, KPN Travels, M.S.P Travels that offer good bus service for travelers. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.
A panchayat town in Thoothukudi, Kayatharu also referred to as Kayathar, is situated along National Highway 7 (NH7) between Tirunelveli and Kovilpatti. While the origin of its name is quite debated about, with multiple versions believed to be the source, Kayathar became etched in Indian history for a much tragic reason. In 1799 King Veera Pandiya Kattabomman one of the earliest opponents of the British Rule in India, was hanged on a tamarind tree in Kayatharu.
Places to Stay
Being a small town in Tuticorin District there are not many places to stay near here. Travellers visiting this place will have to stay at Tuticorin, where many affordable accommodation options are available. Some of them are Hotel Raj Thoothukudi (Tariff -Rs. 1500.00 onwards) and Roxel Inn (Tariff -Rs. 1,317)
Tamil is the local language here.
Other than the annual Kodai festival held at the Atthankarai Sudalai Madan Swamy temple, the cultural and sports events organised during the Pongal (Jan 14-20) and the annual Kabadi tournament attracts people even from nearby villages.
Places to Visit
The places of interest close to the town bus stand (1-2kms) are the Arulmigu Pathrakaliamman Temple, the Akilanda Nayaki -Kothanda Rameshwarar Temple and the Thirumalai Nayaki - Thiruneelakandeshwarar Temple and the ancient St. Loorthu Matha Church.
How to Get There
The Trivandrum airport is the closest to this town.
The nearest railway station to Kayathar Taluk is the Tirunelveli Railway Station (27kms).
The State transport and private bus operators run bus services in and out of Kayathar. One of the most popular private bus operator in the area is Subhethra Travels. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.