Melur, a town in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district, is also known as Thaikramam, meaning Mother of Villages, as it is the biggest region in the vicinity. This town manufactures and exports ploughs. Granite from this area is exported worldwide. Agriculture is the main occupation here. Some of the nearby cities include Natham, Madurai, Thirupuvanam and Sivaganga.
Places to Stay
Melur does not have accommodation facilities. Madurai, 29 km away from this town, provides good comfortable budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Hotel International (Tariff – Rs.445), Hotel Vijay (Tariff – Rs.573), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs.614) and Hotel Kathir Palace (Tariff – Rs.763).
The official language spoken in Melur is Tamil.
The important festivals here are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Dussehra in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many sightseeing destinations around Melur. These include Madurai (29 km), Alagar kovil Reserve Forest (19 km), Thiruvathavur (10 km) and Tiruppuvanam (28 km) away from Melur.
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport, which is 38 km away from Melur.
There is no railway station in Melur. The nearest railway station, Tirupuvanam Railway Station, is situated 29 km away from this town.
There are regular buses travelling to and fro neighbouring states. Parveen Travels, a private bus operator, runs daily trips from Chennai to this town. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.
Situated in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Srivilliputhur has a 1000-year-old temple. The town has a historical and cultural significance with legacy of its own. The place is also famous for Palkova sweet. Srivilliputhur Andal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams is the most popular tourist spot of Srivilliputhur.
Budget Hotels in Srivilliputhur
There are good budget hotels in Srivilliputhur . Some of them are Ajay Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550), Hotel Mayakannan (Tariff – Rs.500) and and Hotel Subam (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Srivilliputhur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Srivilliputhur
Garudasevai festival andAadi Pooram' festival are the two festival s most popular in Srivilliputhur.
Places to See in Srivilliputhur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Srivilliputhur. Some of the places include Andal Renga Mannar Temple (19kms kms from Srivilliputhur), Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar temple (8kms from Srivilliputhur), City Garden ( 150 kms from Trichy) and Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple ( 70 kms from Srivilliputhur).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport to Srivilliputhur is Madurai International Airport,. It is located abour 74 kms away from Srivilliputhur.
Srivilliputhur railway station is positioned on the rail line from Madurai to Tankasi and Sengottai. All the express trains pass through this station.
Srivilliputhur offers bus services within the town and surburb. There are also many private buses plting to different cities of the country.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels India Ltd, SKP Travels and Ukm Travel Agency. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.