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Karaikudi is the centre point of Chettinad, 82 km from Madurai. located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu between Trichy and Rameshwaram. Karaikudi is the biggest city in Chettinad and is famous for its Ganesha Temple, Saris, Distinctive Cuisine and Majestic Mansions. Includes about 72 villages of which many of them were once the homes of wealthy merchant families known as the Chettiars. it is an area of mostly isolated impressive mansions. The place derives its name from the famous plant "Karai" which abounds in the area.


Kamban Mani Mandapam

It is the house of the great Tamil writer and literature Kavi Chakravarthy Kamban. The poet has spent a precious part of his life in this place and so the Mandapam was constructed to the respect of his honour and celebrity with programs on Tamil Literature held every year in the place...

Kaviarsar Kannadhasan Mani Mandabam

Kaviarsar Kannadhasan Mani Mandapam has been constructed in remembrance of late poet-laureate Kannadhasan. Equipped with two way in it has a fine art gallery and a library where you can get plentiful information about the life of Kannadhasan.


Place of the famous Athangudi tiles. visitors can have visit of the factory to see how these famed handmade terracotta tiles are patterned and sun-dried.


The region’s second largest town, it is well-known for the Devakottai chicken. Its roads are lined with old Chettinad mansions, the mainly renowned being Periya Minor's Veedu, complete with Spanish tiled roof, Italian floor tiles and carved teak pillars.

Pillaiyar Patti Lord Ganesha Temple
Karaikudi is celebrated for this rock-cut holy place which is situated about 12 kms from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road. About 1600 years old, this temple was constructed by the early Pandiya kings


The place is well-known for the tiles that are a pleasure to ornament the home interiors. The handmade tiles can be buying from the manufacturing works at lower rates than the market price.


By Air:
 The nearest Airport is located at Madurai 90 kms from Karaikudi. Madurai is well connected to other places of national importance as well as international.

 By Rail:
There is a railway station in Karaikudi which is well connected to major destinations in and around the country.

By Road:
 Karaikudi is connected by Road with all important towns. Regular bus services are available at frequent intervals from Trichy, Madurai, Palani, and other cities to Karaikudi.

The best season to visit Karaikudi is in between October to February.

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Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
Near By major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram  303 KM near     
Bangalore  382 KM near     
Chennai  417 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Civil Airport   86 KM near     
Madurai Airport   90 KM near     
Tuticorin Airport   192 KM near     
Salem Airport   211 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Madurai  84 KM near     
Tiruchirappalli  91 KM near     
Salem  213 KM near     
Tirunelveli  214 KM near     
Near By Districts
Pudukkottai   38 KM near     
Sivaganga   46 KM near     
Madurai   84 KM near     
Ramanathapuram   88 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Karaikkudi Junction Rail Way Station   0.4 KM near     
Devakottai Road Rail Way Station   5.5 KM near     
Kottaiyur Rail Way Station   5.6 KM near     

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