A village in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district, Vellayapuram is about 458 km away from its capital city, Chennai. Some of the cities close to this village include Karaikudi (38 km), Ramanathapuram (51 km), Paramakudi (51 km) and Sivaganga (53 km). This village is located close to the Bay of Bengal.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vellayapuram. But Thondi, which is about 14 km from this village, has a few options that you can choose from. Some of them include Hotel Tamil Nadu (Tariff –Rs.600), Hotel Aishwarya Laxmi (Tariff –Rs.800) and Hotel Kings Inn (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Tamil is mostly spoken in Vellayapuram.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Rajasingamangalam (20 km), Devakottai (25 km) and Kalaiyarkoil (34 km) are some places to visit near Vellayapuram.
How to Get There
Madurai airport located about 101 km from here is the nearest to the village.
Vellayapuram has no railway station of its own. Devakottai junction, which is about 37 km from here, is the nearest rail head. However, Rameshwaram railway station (78 km) connects this village to other cities.
Buses are available from Karaikudi, Chettinad and Rameshwaram. State-run buses along with a few private operators ply on this route. Booking bus tickets through Ticketgoose is the easiest mode to buy your tickets.