Thirumangalam is a suburban area of the South Indian temple town, Madurai. It is located in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The centre of Madurai city is located 24 km to the north-east. One can also stop by in the area while heading down to Rajapalayam. Temple enthusiasts can also halt in the area en route Madurai.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, there is no great variety when it comes to places of lodging. However Madurai has a couple of good budget hotels. Some of these places which deserve mention are MR International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The area is not that remote, yet in terms of tourist sites, it has nothing much to offer. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the neighbouring urban hub of Madurai are Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Alagar Koyil and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 19 km.
The closest railway station is the Madurai Junction railway Station at a distance of 24 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are readily available from Madurai. Now, you can book your bus ticket by using Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.
A town in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Pavoorchatram is situated in the foothills of Western Ghats. Located between Tuticorin and the Quilon highway National highway,Pavoorchatramlies 9kms east of Tenkasi and 45kms west of Tirunelveli. The town is well-connected to all the major cities and towns in the state as it is located on the Tenkasi-Tirunelveli State Highway. A fast developing town that serves as a commercial centre for the surrounding villages, Pavoorchatramthrives mainly on agriculture.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Pavoorchatram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kings Palace Star Comforts Hotel and Hotel ArunVenkatesh in Tenkasithat offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The KarkuvelAyyanarKovil (.5kms) and Courtallam Falls (15kms) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
The nearest railway station is at Tenkasi
Pavoorchatram bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, ShriMadhurajaTransaports and Arthi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.