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.
Sivagiri in Kerala is a renowned pilgrimage hub situated about 3 km away from Varkala. The Sivagiri Mutt, atop the Sivagiri Hill, draws a huge number of pilgrims throughout the year, especially during the ashram’s annual festival celebrated in December-January. The ashram was set up by sage Sri Narayana Guru in 1904. As it is very close to Varkala, which is popular for its beaches, it attracts several tourists from near and far.
Places to Stay
You can find plenty of budget hotels in Varkala, which is 3 km away. Some of them include Karthika Plaza Resort (Tariff –Rs. 1,000), Woodhouse Beach Resort (Tariff –Rs.900) and Hill View Beach Resort (Tariff –Rs.900).
Malayalam is the official language of Sivagiri. English is also spoken and understood.
Sivagiri ashram’s annual festival in December-January and the birth anniversary of Sri Narayana Guru celebrated annually in August-September are the two major events in Sivagiri.
Places of Interest
The Sivagiri Mutt situated within the town is a huge crowd puller. Other places of attraction nearby include Janardanaswamy Temple (3 km), Varkala Beach (5 km), Anjengo Fort (10 km), Sarkara Devi Temple (11 km), and Kappil Lake (11 km).
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, which is 45 km away, is the nearest from the town.
Varkala railway station is only 2 km away from this town.
Buses are available from Kollam, Tirunelveli and Varkala. Kallada Travels is one of the top operators plying its buses on this route. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets