Located in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, Singampunari is an industrial and temple town. The town is well-known for its coconut rope production and groundnut oil mills. Since Singampunari is situated near the Madurai-Chennai highway and the Coimbatore-Palani - Karaikudi-Devakottai route, all buses passing via the region stop here.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels to stay in Singampunari. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sugam International and Hotel Subalakshmi Palace in Sivaganga that has rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The 10-day Brahmothsavam, the Ther Thiruvizha(car festival)and PooPallaakku are important festivals. The unique 'Kaluvan Thiruvila' is celebrated only in Singampunari. The special pooja organised on every full moon day exactly at midnight at the Vathiyar Ayya temple brings people from across the state. A grand festival is also celebrated on ‘Chitra Pournami’ every year.
Tamil is the local language here
Places to Visit
The well-known Sri Sevuga Perumal Aiyanar Saastha temple, the Vathiyar Ayya temple, a Roman Catholic Church, Church of South India and Assemblies of God Church and a Mosque is located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai (58kms).
The nearest railway station is at Sivaganga (41kms)
The Singampunari Bus Terminus runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Essaar Travels, Sri Renganathan Travels and SRS Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Opt for a Volvo bus booking through Ticketgoose.com and have a comfortable journey
Perched at an altitude of approximately 71 metres above sea level is the panchayat town of Kanadukathan in Tamil Nadu. Located in the Sivaganga district, it belongs to the Sakkottai Taluka. The panchayat town of Kanadukathan is renowned for its Chettinad cuisine. The houses of Kanadukathan usually have entrances and doors which resemble temples entrances. Karaikudi, Pudukkottai, Peravurani, and Sivaganga are the cities nearby Kanadukathan.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Kanadukathan which offer good facilities. They are Visalam Heritage, Chettinadu Mansion, and Chidambaru Vilas. The option of home stay is also available.
The official language of Kanadukathan is Tamil. The other languages spoken here are English and Hindi.
Festival of the Goddess of Beauty and Hari Poojai in May are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist attractions in and around Kanadukathan include Chettiah Oorni Vinayagar Temple, Chettinad Siva Temple, Chettinad (13 km), and Tiruchy (87 km).
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Kanadukathan is in Tiruchchirappalli (83 km).
The nearest major railway station from Kanadukathan is the Tiruchchirappalli Railway Station, which is situated 83 km away.
Kanadukathan has a bus stand of its own with buses connecting to nearby places such as Coimbatore and Bellary among others. Private operators such as Essaar Travels ply on this route. Travel websites provide several bus booking offer that will help you save money.