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Local Attractions

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1.Kalukatti Main Bazar

The town derives its name from thorny plant Karai referred in ancient literature as Kareekudi, which in modern times became Karaikudi. The town was established in the 19th century, and the oldest known structure is the Koppudaiya Nayagi Amman Temple

2.Koppudai Ammam Temple


10 day Sevvai Perum Tiruvizha is grandly celebrated in the temple beginning from last Tuesday in Chithirai-April-May till the First week of Vaikasi-May-June. Poochoridal festival is celebrated in Chithirai on the second Tuesday if there will be four Tuesdays in the month or on the third Tuesday if there will be five Tuesdays in the month.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

3.Kundrakudi Murugan Temple


Kundrakudi is a village in Sivaganga district that houses a famous Murugan temple, Shanmughanathar Temple, atop a small hill near Karaikudi, India.In Kundrakudi the Lord Murugan Temple is set up in a small hillock that is reached by a flight of 150 steps. This temple is also called as 'Mayil Malai', 'Mayurachalam'.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

4.Pillayarpatti Temple


Named after the Elephant God - Lord Ganesha, the small town of Pillaiyarpatti is famous for the Pillaiyarpatti Karpaga Vinayakar Temple dedicated to the Hindu deity of knowledge and wisdom. In Tamil, Pillaiyar refers to Ganesha. The ancient rock-cut temple is a majestic testament to early Pandyan architecture, and the temple is said to have undergone three stages of growth throughout its history.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

5.Chettinad Palace


Located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu, the majestic architecture of Chettinad Palace is a beautiful example of the indigenous Chettinad architecture. Adorned with embellishments from all over the world, this mighty edifice dates back to the year 1912. The construction style of the palace also reflects some European influence, which only adds to the regal beauty of the palace. The establishment was built under the guidance of Dr Annamalai Chettiyar, founder of the Indian Bank and the Annamalai University. The august grandeur of the Chettinad Palace is only enhanced by the vast expanses of lush greens surrounding it.

6.Athangudi Tiles Manufacturers


Athangudi village is located in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu and is 24 km from Karaikudi. The village itself comes within the Chettinad area and is very famous all over the country for the hand-made terracotta tiles that are made only here. The tiles are built using cement, sand, synthetic oxides and belly jelly. The terracotta tiles are first shaped and then sun-dried after which they are adorned with artistically made patterns. It is the pattern that gives the tiles their unique texture. The pattern can be decorated with various colours to make the tiles look attractive.

7.Solai Andavar Temple


SOLAI ANDAVAR TEMPLESolai Andavar temple is located in a serene and idyllic environment. To the left of the main shrine is a Ganesh temple and to the right is the temple of Lord Muneeswarar. Within the premises there are shrines of Padhinettaam padi kuruppar, Ayyanar, Kali Amman, Sannaasi, and Kannimaargal. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is restricted to adolescent girls and young women. Small girls and women, who have attained menopause, are only allowed inside the temple.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

8.Kottaiyur [PKACT House]


Kottaiyur is a suburb of Karaikudi located in northern part of Karaikudi town in Sivaganga district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The village is famous for Kottaiyur Sivan Temple which is one of the master pieces in the Chettinadu region. Kottaiyur has an average elevation of 77 metres (253 ft) and is located north in Karaikudi, on the Karaikudi-Trichy Highway

9.Kothamangalam

Kothamangalam is a village panchayat located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil-Nadu state,India. Kothamangalam is a village in Sakkottai Block in Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It is located 60 km to the north of District headquarters Sivaganga. 13 km from Sakkottai. 416 km from State capital Chennai. Kothamangalam village is located in the UTC 5.30 time zone and it follows Indian standard time(IST).

10.Thirumayam


The Thirumayam Fort is a 40-acre wide[1] fortress in the town of Thirumayam in Pudukkottai-Karaikudi Highway in Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu, India.The fort originally said to have been a 'ring fort' with seven concentric walls has only four surviving now. The construction of the fort is of inferior quality as small blocks of stone were used along with bricks for the building of the fortification.

The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00pm.

11.Pudukkottai Museum


This Government Museum is a museum located in the town of Pudukkottai of Pudukkottai District. This is the second largest museum of Tamil Nadu after Government Museum, Chennai. The museum is divided into sections covering zoology, geology, paintings, anthropology, epigraphy. Rare ancient stone and Bronze sculptures are also found here.

12.Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary

Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary is near Thirupathur and Madurai. The Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 51 kms from Madurai on Madurai – Melur-Tiruppathur road, in Savaganga District. It is located in Vettangudipatti and Periya Kollukudipatti village of Tiruppathur Taluk, Sivagnaga District. This sanctuary covers an area of 40 hectares and covers the tanks of Vettangudi, Periyakollukudi and Chinna Kollukkudi villages.