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.
Kumbakonam is known for the famous Kumbeswarar and Sarangapani temples. This spiritual town is located between the rivers Cauvery and Arasalar. This temple town which is a part of the Tanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, is more famous for old ancient temples. Having existed during the Sangam period, Kumbakonam was the capital city when Chola dynasty was ruling the place.
Budget Hotels in Kumbakonam
There are good budget hotels in Kumbakonam. Some of them are Rayas Group of Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1001), Indeco Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Pandiyan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.501) and MIM Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550).
The official language of Kumbakonam is Tamil. The other languages spoken include Telugu and English.
Events in Kumbakonam
Some famous festivals and events of Kumbakonam include Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival.
Places to See in Kumbakonam
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kumbakonam. Some of the places include A Srinivasa Ramanujan House (25kmsfrom Tanjore ), Kumbeswarar (2km from bus stand), Sarangapani ( 3km from bus stand), Nageswarar Temple (2Km from bus stand) and Venkatachalapathy Swamy Temple (10Km from Kumbakonam)
How to Get There
The nearest airport that is closer to Kumbakonam is the Trichy Airport. The airport can be reached within 4 hours. This airport serves adjacent districts of Tamil Nadu.
Tiruchirappalli Junction stands at tenth position for the best railway stations in India. This railway line is well connected to major cities of the state.
There are a number of private buses in Kumbakonam. Mostly Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka operate buses to Kumbakonam. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include A1 Travels, Tippu Sultans Tavels abd Rathi Meena Travels. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.