A panchayat town in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, Thondi was an ancient port that was used by the Pandyas, Cholas kings and later by the British. During ancient time Thondi port was used to import and export goods from various countries, but eventually the port lost its significance due to the lack of road and rail connectivity. Now, Thondi port is only being used for fishing.
Budget Hotels in Thondi
Travellers can find affordable lodges to stay in Thondi. Places like Bausiya Lodge offer rooms from Rs.300 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Thondi
The annual temple festivals in this town are celebrated in a grand scale.
Places to See in Thondi
The Thondi Beach is one of the longest in Ramnad district.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai (111kms)
The nearest Railway Station is at Valramanikam (44.9kms).
The Thondi Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sri Bagyalakshmi Travels, K.K Travels, Universal Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.
Aranthangi is a town in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu, and the main attraction of Aranthangi is the ruined fort. It is believed that Aranthangi was earlier ruled by 'Tondaimans and they were the one who had built the fort. Not much is known about Tondaimans but they were the main chieftains who had controlled the entire Aranthangi region during the 15th century. There are many temples in this region.
Budget Hotels in Aranthangi
There are good budget hotels in Aranthangi. Some of them are Hotel Sri Swarnaa Mansion (Tariff – Rs.1000), Rockforrt Ressidency (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Annai Mansion (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Mathura Hote (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language Aranthangiis Tamil The other languages spoken include English and Malayalam, Telugu.
Events in Aranthangi
Some of the famous festivals and events inAranthangi include Veeramakaliyamman temple car festival (July –August )
Places to See in Aranthangi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aranthangi . Some of the places include the Shrine of Sri Sithi Vinayagar temple ( 3 kms from Aranthangi), Aranthangi Fort ( 26 kms from Aranthangi) and manchakkarai ayyanar koil (6kms from Aranthangi)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Aranthangi is the Tiruchirappali Airport. It is located about 60 kms away from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Pudukkottai junction. The railway lies between Chennai and Rameshwaram. There are frequent trains to Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, and Thanjavur.
There are many buses available for interstate and intercity. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include MJT Travels , Sri Renganathan Travels and KPN Travels. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle