One of the biggest taluks in Tamil Nadu, Ottapidaram is a town in Tuticorin District. Located 45kms from Tirunelveli and 22kms from Tuticorin, Ottapidaram is well-connected by road to all the places in the surrounding region. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the people living in this town. Ottapidaram is birth Place of V.O. Chidambaram, a great Freedom Fighter who launched the first indigenous Indian shipping service between Tuticorin and Colombo.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Ottapidaram. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Alwyn, Bharath Lodge, Thoothukudi Market Lodge and Hotel Thilak in Tuticorin that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
All annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language.
Places to Visit
Panchalankurichi Fort (3kms) and the Jakkammal temple in Panchalankurichi.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin
The nearest Railway Station is at Kailasapuram
Ottapidaram Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sri Balaji Transports and Yogan Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.