Thiruppalaikkudi, a village Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district, is 480 km from Chennai and 36 km from Ramanathapuram. As it is within the proximity of Bay of Bengal, the climatic changes affects this region. It is surrounded by Tiruvadanai, Nainarkoil, Ilayankudi, and Bogalur.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ramanathapuram which is 36 km from Thiruppalaikkudi. The hotels are MKM Lodge on Devipatinam Road (Tariff – Rs.196), Hotel Velumanickam Inn in Swamy Vivekananda Salai (Tariff – Rs.405), and Hotel Rupee Sky Palace (Tariff – Rs.590).
The official language spoken in Thiruppalaikuddi is Tamil.
The Important Festivals of Thiruppalaikuddi is Pongal in January, Kavadi during January-February, and Tamil New Year in April,
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ramanathapuram which is 36 km from Thiruppalaikkudi; the famous being the Ramanathaswamy temple, Badrakali Amman Temple, and Kothandaramaswamy Temple. The Kurusadai Island located between the mainland and the Pamban Bridge is famous for its marine biology.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thiruppalaikkudi is 95 km at Madurai.
The nearest railway station is at Paramakkudi (32 km).
Thiruppalaikkudi is connected to nearby cities by state-run buses and private buses. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.
Known to be the important port city of east coast of India was formerly part of French India, Karaikal is one of the regions of the union territory of Puducherry. It is about 300 kms away from the south of Chennai and 140 kms away from Pondicherry. The place is surrounded by other districts which include Nagappattinam and Thiruvarur Districts. Karaikal sandy beach is considered to be the best natural beaches of the country.
Budget Hotels in Karaikkal
There are good budget hotels in Vijayawada . Some of them are Hotel Sai Siddartha (Tariff – Rs.550), Quality Hotel D V Manor (Tariff – Rs.990) and Lotus Green Park (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Karaikal is Tamil . The other languages spoken include English and French.
Events in Karaikkal
Deccan festival is one of the famous festivals in Vijayawada. It is celebrated for five days in the month of February.
Places to See in Karaikkal
There are several places of tourist attraction in Karaikal. Some of the places include Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple(15kms from Karaikal), Lord Saturn (Saneeswaran) (5 kms from Karaikal), THe Dharga of Masthan Sahib Valiullah ( 8kms from Karaikal) Karaikal Beach ( 2kms from the city) and The Church of Our Lady of Angels (7 kms from Karaikal).
How to Get There
Karaikal Airport is constructed in Karaikal. The airport would be constructed by 2014. The nearest Airport to Karaikal is the Puducherry Airport. It situated at at Lawspet in Puducherry.
The distance between Karaikal and Nagore railway station is about 15 kms.
Many buses from different districts and cities ply to this town. There are several long distances buses operate from this town. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.