Padukkapathu is a small village in the Sathankulam tehsil of Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the 25 villages of the tehsil. The place serves as a classic example of rural life in southern most point of India.
Places to Stay
There may not be hotels in Padukkapathu since it’s a small village however, one can find dharamshalas there. Thoothukudi has hotels like Sathya Park and Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Chitra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and Jony International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Tamil is the official language of the region.
Apart from the generic festivals, Makar Sankranti or Pongal, a 4 day harvest festival is considered important in this region. There are many festivals in honour of local gods like Maariyamman, the Goddess of rain in the area.
Places of Interest
The Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is 25 km from Padukkapathu. Apart from that, one gets a glimpse of life in hinterland India and also bears witness to the attractive landscapes that nature has to offer.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Padukkapathu is the Tuticorin Airport at about 64km.
At 67 km or so away is Tuticorin Railway Junction. One can check IRCTC for further details.
State transport and private companies like Hasan Travels and Ravi Travels provide bus services to ferry passengers. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.