A town in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Pavoorchatram is situated in the foothills of Western Ghats. Located between Tuticorin and the Quilon highway National highway,Pavoorchatramlies 9kms east of Tenkasi and 45kms west of Tirunelveli. The town is well-connected to all the major cities and towns in the state as it is located on the Tenkasi-Tirunelveli State Highway. A fast developing town that serves as a commercial centre for the surrounding villages, Pavoorchatramthrives mainly on agriculture.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Pavoorchatram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kings Palace Star Comforts Hotel and Hotel ArunVenkatesh in Tenkasithat offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The KarkuvelAyyanarKovil (.5kms) and Courtallam Falls (15kms) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
The nearest railway station is at Tenkasi
Pavoorchatram bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, ShriMadhurajaTransaports and Arthi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.
Sankarankovil is said to be the most beautiful temple towns of the Tirunelveli district. This district which has an old city charm is famous for its huge historical significance since some of the temples in this place are more than 1000 years old. Sankarankovil is situated 56 kms away from the Tirunelveli District and 40 kms east of western Ghats hill. The town is also called by other names such as SNKL and Sangai. There a two temples of Shiva and Parvathi. It is believed twice a year sunrays do fall on the plinth.
Budget Hotels in Sankarankovil
There are several good budget hotels that are easy on your pocket. Some of the good hotels are Applettree Hotel 1 (Tariff –Rs 1,900), Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff –Rs.500), Nainar Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1000) and Sree Bharani Hotels (Tariff –Rs 500 to 1000).
Tamil is the main language spoken in the region.
Events in Sankarankovil
Adi Thapasu" festival is most famous festival celebrated in Sankarnkovil. The other festivals include Chithhirai Bramotsava (July), Adi thapasu festival (August), Iyppasi Thirukkalyanam festival ( October) and Theppam floating festival (Febuary)
Places to See in Sankarankovil
Kalugumalai (21 kms from Sankarankovil), Kuruvikulam Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple (15 km from Sankarankovil), Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy temple (close to Sankarankovil bus stand) and Sankaralinka swamy Smetha Gomathiambal temple.
How to Get There
The only nearest airport is situated at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram. These airports offers domestic and international flights.
Three passenger trains pass through Sankarankovil. Sankarankovil railway junction is situated at Chennai Egmore –Sengottai line. Pothigai express is a daily train that connects Chennai and Sankarankovil.
Sankarankovil has bus terminus located at Rajapalayam and Thirunelveli roads. The Rajapalayam bus stand is considered to be the old bus terminus and this offer services to interstate and interregion, while the other bus stand only servers the local town. You can now book your bus tickets from a number of travel portals checking out for the best bus ticket prices.