Sivakasi is a town famous for the firecrackers and match factories that it produce. The town is located n the Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu. The town is known to ancient city since it has been around for more than 500 years. It is said that the place had been ruled by the prominent dynasties like Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom and lastly British.
Budget Hotels in Sivakasi
There are good budget hotels in Sivakasi. Some of them are Chidambaram Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550), Hotel Gokulesh Hotel n (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Pandiyan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) .
The official language of Sivakasi is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English
Events in Sivakasi
Chithirai Pongal and Panguni Pongal are the two festival s most popular in Sivakasi.
Places to See in Sivakasi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Sivakasi. Some of the places include Badrakaliamman Temple (26 kms from) , Kachakara Amman Koil (55 kms from Sivakasi ) and Swamy Kasi Viswanatha Thirukoil (10 kms from Sivakasi).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport to Sivakasi is Madurai International Airport,. It is located abour 74 kms away from Sivakasi
Sivakasi railway station is well connected to all the major cities of Tamil Nadu. There are trains from Tamil Nadu to Kerala through Rajapalayam and Sengottai. Most of the express trains are available only from Virudunagar station.
There are from bus services from Sivakasi to important cities like Chennai, Tiruppur and Thoothukudi Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KRS Travels, Kalyan Travels, and Tharun Krishna Transports. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.
Ettaiyapuram is a panchayat town and a part of the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The district headquarters of Tuticorin, is located at a distance of 51 km south-east along the picturesque Bay of Bengal coast. Another major city, Tirunelveli, is not far either and is located at a distance of 74 km south-west. Enthusiasts of South Indian cuisine, landscape and temples must visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Tuticorin for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Sathya Park and Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Geetha International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Sugam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Jony International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of Authoor is Tamil. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Tiruchendur, also known as a temple town (85 km away to the south-east along the coast), 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 Tuticorin Airport at a distance of 57 km.
Kovilpatti Junction Railway station is the closest railway junction at a distance of 16 km .
There are several buses plying across to Ettaiyapuram which can be booked through TicketGoose.com. Buses are readily available from Tuticorin as well as Kovilpatti. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.