Palani is a city in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Home to sacred shrines, it is well-known for its Kartikeya temple which attracts 7 million devotees every year. As per the 2011 census, Palani has an average literacy rate of 83.23%. National Highway-209 connects Palani to the cities of Coimbatore and Bangalore.Palani is also famous for its traditional Indian medicine practice, called Siddha Vaidyam.The place is well connected by air, road and rail.
Budget Hotels in Palani
There are good budget hotels in Palani. Some of them are Hotel Temple View (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), The Royal Park (Tariff – Rs. 650 onwards), Sriram Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), and Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Palani is Tamil. The other language spoken here is English.
Events in Palani
The important festivals celebrated in Palani are Thai Poosam, Agni Nakshatram and Chitra Pournami.
Places to See in Palani
There are several places of tourist interest in Palani. Some of these sights include the Thiru Avinankudi Temple (1.5 km), Murugan Temple (2 km),Kothaimangalam Wetlands (4 km), Varathamanathi Dam(7 km), Kannadi Perumal Temple (9 km),Kongur Wetland (25 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport is Coimbatore International Airport which is approximately 116 km away.
Palani Railway Station is centrally located in the town and connects it to major cities in the state.
There are bus services to Palani from Chennai, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Madurai, Erode, Tirupur, Trichy, Kodaikanal and other cities in Tamil Nadu. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers wishing to travel to Palani include SRS Travels Bangalore, KPN Travels and Parveen Travels. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.
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.