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 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.