A village in the Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu, Megnanapuram is 50 km from Thoothukudi and 666 km from Chennai. Megnanapuram is close to the Bay of Bengal. Meignanapuram is a village which came under the influence of Rev. C. T. E. Rhenius- a missionary of Church Mission Society. On 7th
March, 1830, Rhenius re-named the village ‘Neduvilai’ as ‘Meignanapuram’ which means ‘true wisdom’. St. Paul’s Church of Megnanapuram is one of the stateliest churches in the whole of India.
Places to Stay
Megnanapuram does not have hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available.
Tamil is the local language of Megnanapuram.
In the memory of Desible St. Pauls, the village people celebrate the famous Church Festival ‘Asana Pandigai’ on the last Thursday of January, every year.
Places of Interest
Thiruchendur (14 km), Tuticorin (40 km), and Sattankulam (6 km) are some places of interest near Megnanapuram.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Megnanapuram city is the Tuticorin Airport, located 35 km from Megnanapuram.
Tuticorin Railway Station is the nearest major railway station, 49 km from Megnanapuram.
Megnanapuram is well connected to Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, and Nagercoil by road. Sree Rathna Tours & Travels, Vasantham Bus Service, and Dhanyaashree Travels are some of the best bus operators that ply on this route. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.
A panchayat town in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, Sathankulam is located 25kms from Tiruchendur and 59kms from Tirunelveli. It is well-connectedby road to major towns and cities likeTirunelveli, Tuticorin, Nagerkovil and Tiruchendur. Agriculyure is the chief occupation of the people in this town. The town has a good number of educational institutions.
Budget Hotels in Sathankulam
There are not many hotels in Sathankulam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Udhayam International and Hotel Siva Murugan Mini Lodging in Tiruchendur that offers rooms from Rs. 600 onwards
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Sathankulam
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The Sri PuliyadiMariammanTiruvizha is popular in this region
Places to See in Sathankulam
St Stephen's CSI church, Jumma Masjid, Puliyanthoppu Devi Sri Alagamman Temple and KaraiyadiSudalaiMadaswamy temple are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin
The nearest railway station is at Nazareth
Sathankulam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Hasan Travels, Harini Travels and SreeRathna Tours and Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.