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.
Puduvayal is a small town located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Chettinad region of the district and is located 65 km away from the city of Sivaganga, which is also the district headquarters. Other nearby cities includes Karaikudi (13 km) and Aranthangi (21 km). Puduvayal is famous for the rice mills situated here. The town is the second largest producer of rice in the state.
Places to Stay
Unfortunately, only local home stays are available in Puduvayal. However budget hotel options in the nearby city of Karaikudi are Hotel Jagan, Subhalakshmi Palace, Udhyam Hotel and Nachiappa Palace.
The official language of Puduvayal is Tamil.
The most important festival celebrated in Puduvayal is Pongal, which is a harvest festival observed in January each year.
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attraction near Puduvayal include Shanmuganathan Temple (22 km from Puduvayal), Ariyakudi Thiruvengamudayan Temple, Karpaka Vinayakar Temple (26 km) and Thirumayam Permual Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Puduvayal is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport. It is located about 90 km away from the town.
The town is well connected with Karaikudi and Mayiladuthurai (170 km from Puduvayal).
There are daily bus services to Coimbatore (267 km), Palladam (228 km), Ooty (339 km), Chennai (417 km) and Madurai (98 km). Some of the best bus operators in this region include ESSAAR and TNSRTC. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.