In the Indian territory of Tamil Nadu, Karaikudi is a more prominent area in Sivaganga locale. The town gets its name from the prickly plant Karai referred to in old writing as Karaikudi, which became Karaikudi in present-day times. The city was founded in the nineteenth century, and the Koppudaiya Nayagi Amman Temple is the most founded building.The distance between Dindigul to Karaikudi is 106 Km.
In Karaikudi in 1927, Mahatma Gandhi delivered two speeches and Bharathiyar visited Karaikudi in 1919 to take part in a function. Post autonomy, the city enrolled in enormous growth in the modern field. Karaikudi and encompassing regions are often referred to as “Chettinad.”Travel Time between Dindigul to Karaikudi is 2 hrs 45 Mins.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Dindigul to Karaikudi (Karaikudi Sightseeing)
- Pick up from Dindigul.
- Then proceed towards Karaikudi.
- Hotel Check In.
- Then proceed to visit Chettinad Palace.
- Athangudi village.
- Then Tirupati, Ariyakudi.
- Shiva Temple.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 2 – Karaikudi Sightseeing
- After Refreshment and Breakfast.
- Check out the hotel.
- Then proceed towards Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple.
- Gandhi Square.
- Kannathal Temple.
- Aayiram Jannal Veedu is a famous landmark in the town of Karaikudi.
- Kaviarasu Kannadasan Manimandapam.
- Then Proceed towards Dindigul.
- Finally drop at Dindigul.
What ‘s Included
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport (Dindigul to Karaikudi to Dindigul).
Karaikudi attracts tourists with its majestic temples and lip-smacking Chettinad delicacies, about 90 km from the city centre. The Ariyakudi Thiruvengamudayan Temple, Thirumayam Perumal and Kundrakudi Shanmuganthan Temple are among the must-visit temples. For South Indian cinema, the beautiful town also serves as an important shooting location and tourists also get a chance to witness a film shooting in Karaikudi.
The Chettinad kitchen got its name from the Chettiar rulers, and cheeyam, velliam paniayaram, masala paniyaram, Ilandhosai, and thaalicha idiyappam are some of the local Chettinad dishes to try.
Karaikudi is the largest town in the Sivaganga district and is known as Karai Veedu in local parlance for its limestone buildings. The town is believed to have obtained its name from the karai plant, which is found here in abundance. The credit for Karaikudi’s establishment and growth goes to the Chettiar family, who still make up the majority of the population of the town.
Considered as one of the seven wonders in the country, Chettinad Palace is an amalgamation of art, architecture and tradition. The palace provides so much information on the technology that was available during the period. You can also visit the nearby Athangudi village that’s famous for the handmade terracotta tiles that are made only there. Another must-visit place is the Chettinad Museum, a heritage home. The main reason of converting it into a museum, open to guests was to show them the unique Chettinad style of living.
If you want to entertain yourself in mythical style, Karaikudi is definitely the ultimate destination. The important places to visit in and near Karaikudi include Chettinad Palace, Athangudi, Then Tirupati — Ariyakudi Perumal Kovil, Shiva Temple in Kandanur, Kanadukathan and Aayiram Jannal Veedu.
True to the teachings of the ‘Avvaiyar’ holy poetess, it is unwise to dwell in a location where there is no temple; there are countless temples and shrines in Karaikudi and its neighbouring areas, some of which are world-renowned. The Temple is an epitome of culture and heritage. Not only did temples function as a place of worship, but also a place of meditation, preaching, education , public meetings, rituals, and literature, poetry, music , dance, plays, and fine arts were patronised.
Also now, in a temple, these can be realized in different degrees. Many Temples have [sacred] water reservoir and lands known as ‘devasthanam’ (god’s land) for its financial sustenance.For more details about Dindigul to Karaikudi tour package please contact 9443204141,9578784466.