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.
The town of Palladam is located in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The capital city of Chennai is based at a distance of 479 km. The district headquarters and the popular tourist hub, Coimbatore is only 39 km away from the town.
Places to Stay
Palladam hardly has any budget hotels. However, the city of Coimbatore has plenty of affordable hotels and lodges like Mount Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), K V Residency (Tariff-Rs.900) and others.
Tamil is widely spoken in this area.
The major festivals of this town are Pongal (January), Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places of Interest
Palladam might not have any points of interest. Some of the major attraction lies in Coimbatore like Perur Pateeswar Temple, Siruvani Waterfall, Singanallur Lake, Gass Forest Museum and Amravathi Dam.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Peelamedu Airport located at a distance of 30 km.
Tiruppur Railway Station is closest to this area and lies at a distance of 14 km.
Both state buses and private buses operate in this area. SRS Travels and Hindusthan Travels are the top private operators catering to this town. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.