Villupuram (also called as Viluppuram and Vizhupuram) is one of the 30 districts of Tamil Nadu. It serves as the district headquarters of Villupuram. This district came into existence on 30 September 1993 when it was formed from the South Arcot district. Villupuram is the 2nd largest district in the Tamil Nadu state. Many tourists visit Villupuram to discover many attractive places.
Places to Stay
Many hotels nearby are Balaji Lodge (Tariff – Rs. Rs. 300), Hotel Meenakshi A/c Boarding & Lodging (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1200), Hotel V.V.A.Boarding (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1200), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000).
Tamil is the local language in Villupuram.
Major festivals include 10 days Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam (May–June), Maha Shivrathri (February–March) and Tirukarthikai (November–December).
Places of Interest
The region has many historical tourist attractions like temple of King Mahendra Verma Pallava, Sathru Malleshwara Alayam, Veedur Dam, Gomuki Dam, Megam Falls and Periyar Falls, Auroville, Thiruvamathur, Mailam, Perumpakkam (8 km from Viluppuram), Siruvanthadu (15 km from Viluppuram), Koovagam (nearby), Gingee Fort, Marakanam Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Pondicherry, located at a distance of over 40 km from Villupuram.
Villupuram railway station is the major railway station which is well connected to major destinations all over the country.
NH 45 connects the town from major cities of Chennai to Dindigul via Tiruchirapalli. There are frequent bus services to this town. Few of the best private bus travels include KPN Travels, KVN Transport. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.
Kottai Kazhugumalai and South Kazhugumalai are two parts of Kalugumalai, a town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district. This town got its name from the Kalugumalai Hill, (hill of the vulture) that stands in the center of the town. Kalugumalai pond is another famous landmark of this region. There are three main temples in this area: the Jaina Abode, Vettuvan Koil and Kalugasalamoorthy Temple.
Budget Hotels in Kazhugumalai
There are good budget hotels in Kazhugumalai. Some of them are Hotel Sri Sudharsana Residency (Tariff – Rs.828), Hotel Srinivas (Tariff – Rs.442) and Sapana Lodge (Tariff – Rs.149).
The official language spoken here is Tamil.
Events in Kazhugumalai
The important festivals in Kazhugumalai are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chathurthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places to See in Kazhugumalai
There are a few tourist attractions around this region. These include Sankarankovil (23 km), Kovilpatti (22 km), Meenthulli (16 km), Sankaralingapuram (4 km) and Kovilpatti (22 km) away from this area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Tuticorin, which is 87 km away from Kazhugumalai.
There is no railway station in Kazhugumalai. Kovilpatti Railway Station Junction is the nearest railway station, which is 22 km away from Kazhugumalai.
There are regular buses travelling to and fro nearby cities to Kazhugumalai. Private bus operators run comfortable A/C Volvo buses daily to this town for the comfort of the travellers. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues