Karaikudi is a municipal town situated in the Sivaganga district of the province of Tamil Nadu. The place is the most renowned in the whole region since it is also the biggest town in the town. It is a portion of the Chettinad area that incorporates a total of 75 villages. It is a famous town in the southern state of India, mainly because of the styles of the house here which is very unique to the place. The houses in this town are built by utilizing the limestone that is called”karai veedu” in the regional language. A few people even acknowledge that the town got its name from the plant of karai, which is found in a lot in the place.
Chettinad cuisine attracts many tourists here as well. Chettinad cuisine is the food of a community known as the Nattukottai Chettiars, or Nagarathars as they call themselves, from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad cuisine is maybe well-known food in Tamil Nadu. So this is the place is known for not only for sightseeing but for food too. So tourists are love to visit this place too.
Attractions: Athangudi, 108 Pillayar Kovil, Kannathal Temple – Nattarasankottai, Kannathal Temple – Nattarasankottai, Kanadukathan, Ambakkudi Sree Ainthu Veetu Kaliamman Kovil, Nagara Sivan Kovil – Devakottai, Aayiram Jannal Veedu, Kundrakudi Murugan Temple, Kaviarasu Kannadasan Manimandapam, etc…
Best Time to visit: January to April & June to September.
Peak Season: December to February.
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli and Madurai which are 85 km and 98 km away from here. And here domestic and international flights are available on this both airports.
- By Rail: City has its own railway station which is connected via Trichy-Rameshwaram line well by Mayiladuthurai-Karaikudi railway line. Five trains that run regularly on these two lines and will take you to Karaikudi.
- By Road: To reach here via road is very easy. Various State and Private buses are run on a regular basis which is connected to other towns of the state. And also hired taxis and other vehicles are also available.
Popular Restaurants: The Bangala, Hotel Annapoorna, Jainika, Friends Restaurant, Karaikudi Annalakshmi, Hotel New President, Chettinad Court, Ayngaran Chettinad Unavagam, etc… Read more