Kumbakonam is known for the famous Kumbeswarar and Sarangapani temples. This spiritual town is located between the rivers Cauvery and Arasalar. This temple town which is a part of the Tanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, is more famous for old ancient temples. Having existed during the Sangam period, Kumbakonam was the capital city when Chola dynasty was ruling the place.
Budget Hotels in Kumbakonam
There are good budget hotels in Kumbakonam. Some of them are Rayas Group of Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1001), Indeco Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Pandiyan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.501) and MIM Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550).
The official language of Kumbakonam is Tamil. The other languages spoken include Telugu and English.
Events in Kumbakonam
Some famous festivals and events of Kumbakonam include Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival.
Places to See in Kumbakonam
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kumbakonam. Some of the places include A Srinivasa Ramanujan House (25kmsfrom Tanjore ), Kumbeswarar (2km from bus stand), Sarangapani ( 3km from bus stand), Nageswarar Temple (2Km from bus stand) and Venkatachalapathy Swamy Temple (10Km from Kumbakonam)
How to Get There
The nearest airport that is closer to Kumbakonam is the Trichy Airport. The airport can be reached within 4 hours. This airport serves adjacent districts of Tamil Nadu.
Tiruchirappalli Junction stands at tenth position for the best railway stations in India. This railway line is well connected to major cities of the state.
There are a number of private buses in Kumbakonam. Mostly Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka operate buses to Kumbakonam. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include A1 Travels, Tippu Sultans Tavels abd Rathi Meena Travels. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.
A town in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu,Pattukkottai is a part of the fertile Cauvery delta region. While a chiefly agricultural region, the town thrives mostly on fishing. Well-connected by road, the town is about 48kms from Thanjavur and the Bay of Bengal is just 12kms aways from this town. The town is well-known for its ancient sculptures and temples. The famous Manora Fort is located just 15kms from the centre of this town.
Budget Hotels in Pattukottai
There are many hotels in Pattukottai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Abis Inn Apartment Hotel, Hotel Vanmathi Lodge and Lakshmi Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Pattukottai
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Pattukottai
ArulmiguThurgai Amman Temple (13kms), Manora Global Village and Fort (15kms) are some of the famous places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
Pattukottai has its own railway station
Pattukottai bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Sri Renganathan Travels, Mariya Travels, Srm Transports, Parveen Travels and Anbu Travels run regular buses to and from the town. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.