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.
Spicnagar, also known as TAC Nagar is a neighbourhood in the city of Thoothukkudi (also known as Tuticoron) in the state of Tamil Nadu. The locality is famous for its community works and keen interest on environment safety. It is surrounded by 3 small cities, – Tiruchendur, Tirunelveli and Vadakkuvalliyur.
Budget Hotels in Spicnagar
Hotel Banu Brindavan, SRM Hotel, Hotel Geetha International are a few options within Rs. 1500 that are suitable for budget travellers.
Tamil is the local languages spoken here.
Events in Spicnagar
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Places to See in Spicnagar
The interesting places to visit around Spicnagar are Ladies of Snows Shrine Basilica, Jude’s Aquariam, Government Botanical Garden and Karrupasamy temple, all within 15-30km.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport is the closest airport near Spicnagar. It is located about 13kmsaway from the city. This airport undertakes domestic operations.
Tuticorin Railway Station is the closest railway station, 7km away and has ample connectivity to other parts of the state and country.
Tuticorin Bus station is around 8km away. The TNSTC bus operators offer quality service along with other private bus operators such as KPN and SRM Travels. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.