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.
A Municipality in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Oddanchatram lies on the highway between Madurai-Coimbatore and Dindigul-Palani. Located at the base of the Western Ghats, Oddanchatram has the largest vegetable market, ‘Gandhi Market’, in the state which exports vegetables to other states and cities. Other than vegetables, the town is also famous for its milk products such as ghee and buttermilk. The cattle market that gathers right outside this town on every Friday is visited by people across the region.
Budget Hotels in Ottanchathiram
There are many hotels in Ottanchathiram. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Aryaas, Naagar Hotel, Best Nagar hotel and Selvam Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language.
Events in Ottanchathiram
All annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Margazhi(Tamil month)Thiruvizha at the Sowdamman Temple is popular in the region.
Places to See in Ottanchathiram
Dindigul Fort, (25kms), Sirumalai Hill Station (50kms) and Parapalaaru Dam (14.5Kms) are places to visit near this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai.
Ottanchathiram has its own Railway Station.
Ottanchathiram Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like SRS Travels, Porkalam Travels, SRM Transports and Joy Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.