Situated in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Srivilliputhur has a 1000-year-old temple. The town has a historical and cultural significance with legacy of its own. The place is also famous for Palkova sweet. Srivilliputhur Andal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams is the most popular tourist spot of Srivilliputhur.
Budget Hotels in Srivilliputhur
There are good budget hotels in Srivilliputhur . Some of them are Ajay Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550), Hotel Mayakannan (Tariff – Rs.500) and and Hotel Subam (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Srivilliputhur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Srivilliputhur
Garudasevai festival andAadi Pooram' festival are the two festival s most popular in Srivilliputhur.
Places to See in Srivilliputhur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Srivilliputhur. Some of the places include Andal Renga Mannar Temple (19kms kms from Srivilliputhur), Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar temple (8kms from Srivilliputhur), City Garden ( 150 kms from Trichy) and Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple ( 70 kms from Srivilliputhur).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport to Srivilliputhur is Madurai International Airport,. It is located abour 74 kms away from Srivilliputhur.
Srivilliputhur railway station is positioned on the rail line from Madurai to Tankasi and Sengottai. All the express trains pass through this station.
Srivilliputhur offers bus services within the town and surburb. There are also many private buses plting to different cities of the country.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels India Ltd, SKP Travels and Ukm Travel Agency. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.
Tuticorin is also popularly known as Thoothukudi. The word Thoothukudi derives its meaning from two Tamil words –Thootu (dig) and Kudi (drink). The region is most famous for Pearls and it is traditionally known for pearl fishing and ship industries. This place has a huge port and it is popular for it as Tuticorin is considered to be one of the oldest seaports in the world. The place is relatively warm and pleasant from January to March and is enjoyable to visit during these months.
Budget Hotels in Tuticorin
There are several hotels that provide enjoyable accommodation for tourists at a reasonable price. They are Sathya Park and Resort (Tariff –Rs.900), Geetha International Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600), Sugam Hotel, Tuticorin (Tariff –Rs.500) and Jony International Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600)
Events in Tuticorin
Panimaya Matha Thiruvila is the most celebrated festival in Thoothukudi. It happens every year during the month of July or August.
Tamil, is the most spoken tongue in Tutocorin while the other language spoken in this region include English.
Places to See in Tuticorin
Some of the interesting places that brings in different kinds of tourists to Tuticorin are the Paniya Matha Church (1km), Manapad (60kms), Ottapidaram (22kms), Tuticorin Port (29 kms), Kattabomman Memorial Fort (20kms from bus stand), Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary (20kms east of old bus stand), Tiruchendur Temple (40kms) and The Basilica of the Lady of Snows (1.8kms).
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport is located at Vagaikulam which is about 14 km from the heart of the city. The Government has been making plans to broaden and modernize the facility to include more aircrafts.
Thoothukudi railway junction is considered to be one of the oldest railway stations in India. The first railway line between Madurai and Thoothukudi was established in 1874. Now the railway line connects to major cities which include Chennai to Tuticorin, Bangalore, Madurai, Mysore, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.
Thoothukudi New bus stand is located on Ettaiyapuram road; while the old bus station is situated in Palayamkottai road. These two bus stations serve local and interstate travelers. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.