Mayavaram, also known as Mayiladuthurai, is a town in Tamil Nadu located at a distance of 281 km from the main city of Chennai. The famous Mayuranathaswami Temple situated in Mayiladuthurai town bears a historic significance dating back to the Chola dynasty. The city is well connected with the major cities in the region such as Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Tiruchirapalli and Tiruvarur.
Places to Stay
A number of hotels on a reasonable budget are available in Mayavaram. Some of them worth mentioning are Swathi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 194), ManiVizha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 263), SM Residency (Tariff – Rs. 270), Classic residency (Tariff – Rs. 786), Prince Tower (Tariff – Rs. 572).
The official language of Mayavaram is Tamil.
The most prominent festival that takes place in this pilgrimage spot is the Kadaimuga Snaanam during the holy months of October-December. Apart from this, some of the other important festivals celebrated are the Chariot Festival in March-April, Mahamagam in February-March and Dhwajarohanam in February.
Places of Interest
There are a number of temples located within the surrounding areas of the town. Some of them which are worth visiting are Mayurnathar Temple, Sri Kasi Vishwanatha Swamy Temple, Sri Ayyarappar Temple, Thirunallar Temple and many more. A number of sightseeing places are available in the neighboring area of Pondicherry – Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Aayi Mandapam and Bharti Park, Pondicherry Botanical Garden, Auro Beach, Sangamam Beach, Plage Paradiso and many more.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to the Mayavaram is Tiruchirapalli International Airport at a distance of 143 km from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station at a distance of 3 km.
The major bus services that run within the city limits are provided by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC). There are also many private bus operators such as SRM Transport, City Travels, Universal Travels among others. If you are booking bus tickets online check out for discount codes at Ticketgoose.com.