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Periyakulam

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Periyakulam, also known as Mango City for its fresh fruit, is a city in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu.

Get in[edit]

People coming by train have a convenient train head at Kodai road. At 5AM a private bus from kodai road starts to Periyakulam. Kodai road is at about 45 km form periyakulam. If you miss that bus, don't worry . You can take a bus to Batlagundu and from there you can reach Periyakulam easily.

Another way is to get down at Madurai or Dindigul Railway station.

From Madurai, a passenger train starts at 7.45 AM , which comes to Theni which is 16 km from Periyakulam and it is well connected by road.

Periyakulam is well connected with major cities of tamilnaduby bus service. Mainly with Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Coimbatore.

Nearest air port : Madurai 87 km, Trichy 170 km

Get around[edit]

Getting TO/AROUND: Periyakulam bus stand timings ('as on 2003 october-private buses not included)

Bus times to Trichy(Tiruchirapally) 1.30, 5.15, 5.30, 6.10, 6.45, 7.35, 8.15, 8.47, 9.25, 9.40, 10.00, 10.35, 11.40, 12.10, 12.28, 13.15, 14.05, 14.50, 15.50, 16.28, 17.15, 19.05, 19.55, 21.23, 22.40,

To Coimbatore 3.50, 5.25, 7.00 ,8.00 ,8.50, 11.20, 1.20, 2.15, 4.35, 5.32, 8.40, 9.50

To Salem 9.40,14.00,17.40

To Erode 9.05, 11.10, 15.30, 20.30

Pondicherry 19.50

Kodaikanal 4.00, 5.30, 6.10, 6.35, 7.30

Tiruchendur 8.25, 15.10

Thirupur 9.00, 9.20, 10.30, 11.05, 12.40, 13.25, 15.10, 16.40, 17.15, 18.05, 22.30.

Palani 4.35, 4.55, 5.45, 6,05, 6.33, 7.10, 7.50, 8.10, 9.20, 10.15, 10.42, 11.07, 11.30, 11.55, 12.20, 12.40, 13.05, 13.33, 14.30, 15.03, 15.55, 16.55, 17.10, 18.05, 19.15, 19.50, 20.21, 21.13, 22.30

Bangalore 20.45

Chennai 19.30-163A (Air Bus)

Kumbakarai 6.00, 7.00, 9.30, 1.00, 3.30, 4.30

Manjalar 8.10, 16.10

Sothuparai Every one hour frequency.

nagarkovil 12.20 Kanniyakumari 11 50

In addition to this there is a bus to Madurai and Dindugal every 15 minutes, and for every 5 minutes there is a bus to Theni.

Vaigai dam can be reached by taking the Andipatty bus at the periyakulam bus stand which has a bus frequency of 20 minutes.

Inside the town mini buses ply every 10 minutes to the nook and corner of the town.

Autos and Horse carts are also available

See[edit]

  • Sothuparai dam - located at 12 km from Periyakulam. This dam is built across the Varaha river. It is a beautiful picnic spot. The vide expanse of stored water is an impressive sight.
  • 'Kumbakkarai Falls' - Situated on the foothills of the Kodaikkanal hills, the falls is located at 8 km from Periyakulam. An amazing feet of Nature, the Kumbakkarai Falls is yet another jewel in the crown of Tamilnadu's tourist attractions.
  • Vaigai dam (15 km)
  • Manjalar (18km)
  • Moongil anai kamatchiamman temple (14km)
  • Balasubramanya Temple - One of the important temples in Periyakulam is Arulmigu Balasubramanya Temple. This was constructed by Rajendra Chola nearly 2000 years ago. Periyakulam is connected with all major towns in Tamil Nadu by road. Nearest Airport is Madurai (80 km). Budget accommodation is available.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Mangoes,Custard apple,Guava,produce from mountains.

Eat[edit]

Aryabhavan Ragupathy vilas Kundathur Hotel Woodlands

Drink[edit]

TASMAC wine shops, Coffee shops

Sleep[edit]

vaigai lodge singl room ₹200 two bed 300 two bed a/c ₹550

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