Karaikudi often referred to, as the ‘Town of Bungalows’ is part of the Chettinad region. The city of Karaikudi is located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. The city is an architectural delight with its amazing palatial houses built out of limestone. The city is also home to various temples that draws in thousands of pilgrims from all quarters. Besides temple hopping tourists to the region can shop for antiques, diamonds, Alangudi tiles and local textiles. A must do in the region is to feast on the Chettinad cuisine and the various varieties of Paniyaram, which are a specialty of the region.
Karaikudi home to a railway station and two bus termini can safely be said to be a well-connected region. All long distances buses and buses connecting Karaikudi to nearby town and villages terminate at the old bus stand, while all mofussil buses connecting Karaikudi to other towns terminate at the new bus stand. Some of the popular routes include Karaikudi to Bangalore, Karaikudi to Chennai, Karaikudi to Coimbatore, Karaikudi to Hosur, etc. For Karaikudi bus booking various online websites like redBus.in offers online tickets. Buses of various classes can be easily found for the varied needs and comforts of passengers.
There are plenty of nearby destinations that serve as the perfect weekend getaway from Karaikudi. These regions not only offer a fresh breath of air but also hold great religious and cultural importance. Some of the popular destinations include Pranmalai Seik Oliyulla Darga (40km), Kalaiyar- Kovil (30km), Kanadukathan (16km), Nemam – Kovil (12km), Vairavan – Kovil (14km) and much more.