In the Vilupuram District of Tamil Nadu, lies the municipal town of Tindivanam. It is important geographically because highways NH 45 and NH 66 pass through the town, connecting the north, south, east and west territories. The cities nearest to Tindivanam are Pondicherry (38 km away) and Vilipuram (41 km away). Tindivanam was originally called Thinthrivanam, where “thinthri” means tamarind and “vanam” means jungle in Tamil, so it translates to “Jungle of Tamarind.” It is a progressive, multi-cultural town.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Tindivanam, nearby Pondicherry has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Lotus Bay View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500), Lotus Comfort Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) and Abirami Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above).
The official language of Tindivanam is Tamil.
Tindivanam is a mix of Hindu, Muslim and Christian cultures. The festivals celebrated include Sankranti, Pongal, Diwali, Eid-al-Fitr, Ramzan, Christmas, Easter and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Tindivanam. They include the more than 1000 years old Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Perumal Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the 172 years old Our Lady of Seven Dolours Church, which was built by French Missionaries and Jamia Pallisaval, famous for its architecture.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Tindivanam is the Pondicherry Airport. The airport is located 38 km away from the city.
All trains to Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram and other stations halt at Tindivanam Railway Station.
There are daily bus services to Kollam, Bangalore, Coimbatore and other places in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Kallada Travels, Kallada Tours and Travels, Sree Travels, Seabird Tourist and Green Line Tours and Holidays. Get your tickets from online bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com and travel tension free.
Puliyal is a village in Devakottai Taluk in Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu. It is located 48 kms towards east from the district head quarters Sivaganga 13 kms from Devakottai and 453 kms from the state capital Chennai. Sakkanthi (4 kms), Karkalathur (6 kms), Muppaiyur (7 kms), Thiruppakkottai (7 kms), Kurunthanakottai (7 kms) are the nearby villages to Puliyal.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Karaikudi (10 kms). Some of them are Hotel Nachiappa Palace (Tariff - Rs.475), Hotel Suba International Tariff - Rs.525), Welcome Lodge (Tariff - Rs.525) and Hotel Suriyas (Tariff - Rs.525).
Tamil is the official language in Puliyal.
Places to Visit
The main tourist attraction of Puiliyal is the En Vazhkai'ya Tholacha church. This church is said to be over 150 years old. The nearby tourist destinations includeKaraikudi (28 kms), Chettinad (36 kms), Rameswaram (89 kms) and Madurai (90 kms).
How to Get There
Madurai Airport (94 kms) is the nearest airport to Puliyal.
Rameswaram railway station is the nearest major railway station 89 (kms) to Puliyal
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Puliyal include SRS Travels, Parveen Travels. Numerous bus booking websites provide bus ticket booking offers, especially during the festive season.