Periyathalai is a coastal hamlet in the Sathankulam taluka in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 17 km from Sathankulam and 60 km from Tuticorin. It is situated just a few kilometers from the Laccadive Sea. There are many beaches, temples and churches in the vicinity, making this hamlet a beautiful holiday destination. One can get the best view of sunrise from here. It is also surrounded by forests and plantations.
Places to Stay
Periyathalai has many good budget hotels. Some of them include Hotel Udhayam International (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Chitra Park (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Hotel Tamilnadu (Tariff – Rs. 800), and Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The official language of Periyathalai is Tamil.
Some of the important festivals of Periyathalai are the Brahmothsavam in February, Vasanthothsavam in April, and Navaratri in October.
Places of Interest
Periyathalai has many places of tourist attraction in its vicinity. Some of the places include St. Antony’s Church (1 km), St. Xavier’s Church (1 km), Periyathalai Beach (1 km), Sri Velukanthamman Temple (3km), and Sri Gnanaguruiyanar Swami Temple (7 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Periyathalai is the Tuticorin Airport, which is located about 60 km away from the village.
Tiruchendur Railway Station is the closest to Periyathalai. It is located 28 km from the village. Chendur Express runs daily between Chennai and Tiruchendur.
Private bus services are available to Tiruchendur from Chennai and Bangalore. Some of the bus operators providing good services include KPN Travels, SRS Travels, and SRM Transports. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.