Thiruthangal town is located in Virudhanagar district of Tamil Nadu and is 533 km away from the capital city of Chennai. The temple architectures of this place will give you a flavor of medieval period. The district headquarters, Virudhanagar, is based at a distance of 27 km. The 108 abodes of Lord Vishnu is the major attraction here, which attracts a lot of devotees from all across the country.
Places to Stay
Unlike Thiruthangal, Virudhanagar has several budget hotels like Arul Abirami Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), Sri Anjaneya Vilas Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600) and Mohal Garden Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700).
Tamil is the official language of this area.
The most important festivals celebrated here are Pongal (January), Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places of Interest
The major attraction in this region is Lord Vishnu Temple. Other points of interest lie in Virudhanagar. Some of them that are worth visiting are Aruppukkottai, Arul Migu Thirumeni Nadha Swamy Temple, Arul Migu Thirumeni Nadha Swamy Temple and Alagarkoil Valley.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest one and is 65 km away from here.
It has its own railway station called the Tovalai Railway Station.
Mostly State buses serve this region. None of the private bus operator offer direct bus services to this area. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.
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