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.
T. Kallupatti is a Panchayati area located in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at the cross roads of Virudhunagar and Theni and the Madurai to Rajapalayam Highways. It is located at a distance of 45 km from the nearest city of Madurai and 20 km from Tirumangalam city. The place is a famous for the Muthalamman Temple where the Goddess is worshipped with great devotion and gaiety.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels available at low budgets in the adjacent city of Madurai. Some of them worth a try are Lakshmi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 590), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 682), Hotel Jeyasakthi (Tariff – Rs. 703), Hotel Kathir Palace (Tariff – Rs. 763), Sri Annapoorna Tower (Tariff – Rs.786) and many more.
Tamil is the official language of the region.
The important festivals celebrated in the region are Muthalamman (Goddess) Temple Festival in April, Mariamman Temple Festival in January-February, Ugadi in March-April, Pongal festival in June, Dussehra in October, Makar Sankranti in January and many more.
Places of Interest
There are a number of religious sites to visit in the region such as the Muthalamman (Goddess) Temple and Kaaliamman Temple that attract many tourists all the year round. Few other major tourist attractions found in the nearby city of Madurai are the Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Thiruparankundram, Gandhi Memorial Museum,Saint Mary's Cathedral and many more.
How to Get There
The Madurai Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 40 km from the region.
The nearest railway station is Tirumangalam Railway Station at a distance of 20 km from the area.
The major state bus service is the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) that runs across many places. Private bus operators such as KPN Travels, SRM Transports, Madurai-Radha Travels also operate between many places among others. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets