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.
Spicnagar, also known as TAC Nagar is a neighbourhood in the city of Thoothukkudi (also known as Tuticoron) in the state of Tamil Nadu. The locality is famous for its community works and keen interest on environment safety. It is surrounded by 3 small cities, – Tiruchendur, Tirunelveli and Vadakkuvalliyur.
Budget Hotels in Spicnagar
Hotel Banu Brindavan, SRM Hotel, Hotel Geetha International are a few options within Rs. 1500 that are suitable for budget travellers.
Tamil is the local languages spoken here.
Events in Spicnagar
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Places to See in Spicnagar
The interesting places to visit around Spicnagar are Ladies of Snows Shrine Basilica, Jude’s Aquariam, Government Botanical Garden and Karrupasamy temple, all within 15-30km.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport is the closest airport near Spicnagar. It is located about 13kmsaway from the city. This airport undertakes domestic operations.
Tuticorin Railway Station is the closest railway station, 7km away and has ample connectivity to other parts of the state and country.
Tuticorin Bus station is around 8km away. The TNSTC bus operators offer quality service along with other private bus operators such as KPN and SRM Travels. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.