Thandavankadu is a small town situated in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. It is at a distance of around 48 km from the port city of Tuticorin and 69 km from Kanyakumari. The main tourist attraction of the town is an ancient tree called Aathi maram, which has been worshipped by the local people for centuries. It is also said to possess excellent medicinal qualities, capable of curing severe ailments.
Places to Stay
Thandavankadu offers a wide variety of hotels in nearby areas, pertaining to all types of people. Sparsa Resort in Kanyakumari (Tariff – Rs. 4000) and Roxel Inn in Tuticorin (Tariff – Rs. 1317) are some of them.
The official language of Thandavankadu is Tamil. Apart from this, few local languages are also spoken by some residents.
Thandavankadu is famous for its Dussehra celebrations, which are held in the month of October. The place is also well-known for its grand annual festival which is organized in the month of August.
Places of Interest
Nearby places worth visiting include Kulasekarapattinam launch pad site (2.6 km from Thandavankadu), Adaikalapuram (5.6 km from Thandavankadu), the Athinarayanaswamy Temple and Tharuvai (8.5 km from Thandavankadu).
How to Get There
The domestic airport at Tuticorin is the nearest airport to Thandavankadu. It is located at the countryside with a distance of about 16.9 km from the city of Tuticorin.
There are a number of trains plying to Kanyakumari and Tuticorin from various cities, from where Thandavankadu can be reached by road.
There are about 74 bus routes available from Thandavankadu, and most of the buses are bound for Chennai. Hasan Travels operates in the area. It has a reputation of providing a safe and comfortable journey to passengers. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.
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.