Tourism in Karaikkudi

Karaikudi is a very important municipal town located in the Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu. The place is extremely famous for its Chetinad flavors. Being the largest municipality in the district, Karaikudi has 75 villages. You will find the amazing town along the highway that connects Rameswaram with Trichy. Tourists visit the city to learn and admire its uniquely styled houses. Most of these houses are made of limestone alias Karai Veedu, in local terms. With monuments that were established in the 18th century, Karaikudi is a very old town in Tamil Nadu. As you travel across the amazing city, you will find temples and historical monuments that are several centuries old.

tourism in Karaikkudi

Tourist Places in Karaikudi

If you wish to entertain yourself in mythical style, Karaikudi is certainly your ultimate destination. The place has a huge collection of monuments and historical homes. The list of tourist sites in Karaikudi would remain incomplete without the opening of Dakshinachitra. The sensational place is made of arts, crafts and differently styled homes. Moving on, you should visit the Chettiar mansions. These homes are extremely famous for its entrances and doorways. Made of fine Burma Teak, these mansions are filled with unparalleled carvings. Similarly, the Chettiar Palace, Athangudi, Chettinad Museum and Kaviarsar Kannadhasan Mani Mandapam are few other places of importance in Karaikudi.

Temples in Karaikkudi

In accordance with the teachings of “Avvaiyar”, it is not wise to live in a place that does not comprise of temples. Conversely, Karaikudi and its surroundings are filled with mesmerizing temples. The place has numerous temples and shrines with impeccable values. Karaikudi is a city that has world famous temples. These temples serve as sites of worship, poetry, music, plays, ceremonies and meditation. Most of Karaikudi’s temples comprise of special water reservoirs and “lands” known as Devasthanam. Karaikudi has 12 famous temples.  Koppudaiya Nayagi Amman temple, Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple, Naganathar Swamy temple and Muthumari Amman temple are few to be named.

Things to do in Karaikudi

The place is extremely famous for its handmade terracotta Athangudi Tiles. There are many factories, in and around the city with these specially made tiles. If you are in Karaikudi, you should visit these factories and see how the tiles are manufactured. Moving on, a visit to the Chettinadu mansions is a must. These are historic sites made of bricks and roof tiles. The traditional wares, glasswares, wooden furniture, ceramic wares and artistic possessions are kept for site seeing. It would take you at least two long days, before you complete a Chettinadu mansion. Karaikudi’s spacious, sumptuous and flamboyant sculptures and carved structures should be a part of your must see list.

Hotels in Karaikudi

Hotels in Karaikudi

Karaikudi is recognized as an enthralling place for tourism. The city has a fine range of travel destinations. Consequently, it has a huge collection of hotels. From 4 Star to Budget friendly Hotels, the city has an option for everyone. These hotels will let you choose from Standard, Deluxe and Executive styled rooms. Karakudi's hotels comprise of built in restaurants, coffee shops, air conditioned rooms, laundry services, banquet halls and travel assistance.

Hotel Suba International

64, Perumal Chettiyar street, Karaikudi
Phone: 237051

Hotel Udayam Loding House
333, Sekkalai road, Karaikudi
Phone: 239604

Best Time to Visit Karaikudi

If you are ought to visit Karaikudi, you should set aside the months between October and February. During these months, Karakudi is cool and comfortable. Sight seeing during these months will be real delight. You can hop from one travel destination to another, without worrying about the scorching sun. Also, the humidity level during these months would be exceptionally low, making it an ideal time for long drives.

How to reach Karaikudi

The town's closest airport is located in Trichy. The place has its very own railway station, which is connected with many other towns and cities. If you are a fervent driver, you can reach Karaikudi by road. The city's roadways are well monitored and maintained.

For Tourism related information, you need to contact Tamil Nadu Tourism Office in Rameswaram

Tourist Office,
Govt.of.Tamil Nadu,
Bus stand Complex,
Rameswaram - 623 526     04573 - 221371
  
Tourist Information Centre
Railway Station,
Rameswaram - 04573 - 221373

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