Thirunagar, a village in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district, is the birthplace of Thirumangai Alvar. It is famous for its 7-tier Rajagopuram and also an elevated structure. This place is surrounded by Kottagam, Neppathur, and Edamanal, all within a 3-km radius.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Sirkali which is 8 km from Thirunagar. They are Ashokantham Serviced Apartment on Kamban Nagar, 1 km from Sirkali railway station and 2 km from the bus station (Tariff – Rs. 786) and Thanga Inbavalli Residency (Tariff – Rs. 868).
The official language spoken in Thirunagar is Tamil.
The important festival of Thirunagar is Thirumangai Alvar Mangalasasana Utsavam held during the months of January – February.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thirunagar; they are the Alwar Kurichi Temple (0.4 km), St. Anne’s Church (0.7 km), Ayyanar Temple (3.4 km), and St. Thomas Church (4.5 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli located 130 km from Thirunagar.
Thirunagar is well connected. The nearest railway station is 8 km at Sirkazhi.
As Thirunagar is well known as a temple town, it is well connected to surrounding places. There are many private buses that travel on this route. One such private bus operator is SRS Travels. Online bus booking is a rage with travelers these days because several travel websites provide cheap bus ticket booking facility to its customers.
Located in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, Singampunari is an industrial and temple town. The town is well-known for its coconut rope production and groundnut oil mills. Since Singampunari is situated near the Madurai-Chennai highway and the Coimbatore-Palani - Karaikudi-Devakottai route, all buses passing via the region stop here.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels to stay in Singampunari. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sugam International and Hotel Subalakshmi Palace in Sivaganga that has rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The 10-day Brahmothsavam, the Ther Thiruvizha(car festival)and PooPallaakku are important festivals. The unique 'Kaluvan Thiruvila' is celebrated only in Singampunari. The special pooja organised on every full moon day exactly at midnight at the Vathiyar Ayya temple brings people from across the state. A grand festival is also celebrated on ‘Chitra Pournami’ every year.
Tamil is the local language here
Places to Visit
The well-known Sri Sevuga Perumal Aiyanar Saastha temple, the Vathiyar Ayya temple, a Roman Catholic Church, Church of South India and Assemblies of God Church and a Mosque is located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai (58kms).
The nearest railway station is at Sivaganga (41kms)
The Singampunari Bus Terminus runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Essaar Travels, Sri Renganathan Travels and SRS Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Opt for a Volvo bus booking through Ticketgoose.com and have a comfortable journey