A panchayat town in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, Sathankulam is located 25kms from Tiruchendur and 59kms from Tirunelveli. It is well-connectedby road to major towns and cities likeTirunelveli, Tuticorin, Nagerkovil and Tiruchendur. Agriculyure is the chief occupation of the people in this town. The town has a good number of educational institutions.
Budget Hotels in Sathankulam
There are not many hotels in Sathankulam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Udhayam International and Hotel Siva Murugan Mini Lodging in Tiruchendur that offers rooms from Rs. 600 onwards
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Sathankulam
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The Sri PuliyadiMariammanTiruvizha is popular in this region
Places to See in Sathankulam
St Stephen's CSI church, Jumma Masjid, Puliyanthoppu Devi Sri Alagamman Temple and KaraiyadiSudalaiMadaswamy temple are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin
The nearest railway station is at Nazareth
Sathankulam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Hasan Travels, Harini Travels and SreeRathna Tours and Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.
Paramankurichi is a small rural area in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Tiruchendur at a distance of 10 km east on the Bay of Bengal coast. Those heading to Nagercoil from Tuticorin can stop by at this place. Besides, this place is a great launching pad if you want to explore unvisited beaches.
Places to Stay
The village may not good places for lodging. However, Tiruchendur city on the coast has a couple of good options such as the Siva Murugan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400), Chitra Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Vinayagar Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There is nothing significant in the village. Tiruchendur, also known as a temple town, has a lot of temples worth visiting. Some of the temples worth a visit are Sri Ponvandu Aiyanar temple, Aazhigudi Maradachan, (also known as the ‘heart attack temple’) and Chettiyapathu Sri Ainthu Veettu Swami Temple among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 180 km.
The Tiruchendur Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 10 km.
Both state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village. Parveen Travels is sometimes sighted in the area. Buses for the village can be taken from Tiruchendur. Online bus booking in India makes it possible to book bus tickets without any hassle.