Kanadukathan is a small town near Karaikkudi, the Chettinad city. The town is just 16 km from Karaikudi. It is known for a prosperous and rich community called the Chettiars. The place was owned, managed and grooved by educated Chettiars, who were skilled business people and bankers. Kanadukathan is a place with historical, traditional and cultural values. It has buildings that are several years old. The town is a blend of colonial styles and South Indian architectures. Kanadukathan is a real time example of the Chettiar's tasteful and unique sense of fashion and likings. Even today, you will find many wood-works of Chettiar's in Kanadukathan.


Temples in Kanadukathan

The town has numerous temples that are several centuries old. These temples were built by old kings. The temples are currently managed by the ASI. The old statues are cleaned, repaired and painted to last for a longer time. Famous temples in Kanadukathan would include the Chettiar Oorni Vinayagar Temple, Sri Padhmavathi Thayar & Vengatesha Perumal Temple, Ponnazhagi Amman Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Maatta Oorni Vinayagar Temple, Nagamuthu Mariamman Temple, Chettinad Siva Temple, Sundaramoorthy Vinayagar Temple, Ayyanar Temple, Anjaneyar Temple, Vairava Vinayagar Temple and Paramanur Kali Temple.

Events in Kanadukathan

Festivals in Kanadukathan are celebrated in grandeur. The Ponnazhagi Amman Temple celebrates a festival for the "Goddess of Beauty". The event happend for 10 long days in the month of May. The festival happens every year. Moreover, the Hari Pooja in Kanadukathan is held every year in May. Similarly, Sivarathri is a very special occasion in Kanadukathan. Locals tend to take Kavadi from Pazhaiyur to a temple called the Solai Andavar, which is 4 km from Kanadukathan.


Places to Visit in Kanadukathan

The Chettinad Palace and Island Bungalow are two major holiday destinations in Kanadukathan. Patrons, who visit Karaikkudi must visit these beautiful locations. The Chettinad Palace is located in Kanadukathan. It is a beautiful mansion/palace built by Dr. Annamali Chettiyar. The palace showcases grandeur and startling European architecture. The Island Bungalow is 2 km from Kanadukathan.

How to reach the Kanadukathan

By Air : The nearest airport is Trichy. Karaikudi is 82 km away from Trichy, while Kanadukathan is 16km from Karaikkudi
By Rail : The station is called Chettinad and is located on the Trichy - Rameshwaram line. The Chennai - Rameshwaram express (16701) and Rameshwaram - Chennai express (16702) halts in this station. Visitors should drive towards Kanadukathan from the Karaikudi Railway Station.
By Road : Frequent buses drive from Karaikkudi to Kanadukathan

Hotels in Kanadukathan

L F Road, Kanadukathan,, Kanadukathan 630103
Phone : +91 92111 77444
Price : Starts from Rs. 6500

Chettinad Court Deshdan Resorts and Hotels
S.A.R.M House,Behind Rajas House, Kanadukathan
Phone : 91-4565-273080
Price : Starts from 2900

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    Solis Andavar temple from Karaikudi 440 Days ago

    When will be the next Thiruvila will be? Others than Thiruvilla what other prayers will be celebrated and when it will along the years?

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    T S Nagarajan from Bangalore 845 Days ago

    Good and descriptive information. I welcome regular articles on Siva , Vishnu andother Hindu Gods. Thanks.

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