Periyakulam Travel Guide

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Periyakulam Things to Do

  • Vaigai dam

    Vaigai dam is 15 Kms from Periyakulam on the way to Andipatty.This is a scenic place and children will enjoy much. Sundays are the best time to see this dam when the dam will be lit with lamps.It has a lush greenery inside and a park with games for children.It is a beautiful spot for time pass.Near by this dam is Raja rajeswari sugar mill which is...

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  • Trekking

    People coming to Periyakulam should enjoy trekking activity. They can climb to Kodaikanal via Kumbakarai or Sothuparai.Else Travelllers can have a short walk from Sothuparai to Kannangarai.They can also have a walk through the fields on the way to Kondai kuthi kovil (6Km)

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Periyakulam Restaurants

  • Raghupathi vilas

    Raghupathi vilas is the most sought after place for non vegetarian items in periyakulam. It situated near the mariamman temple in the bazaar st. Egg parotta and biriyani are excellent in taste here. One has to visit the restaurant if they come to periyakulam. Parotta in any form in this restaurant

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  • Annnai bakery

    This bakery is situated near moondranthal junction. All the items avilable are delicious. My favourite item is the egg biscuit. This biscuit has some pieces of seeds of pudhina(mint) embedded in it which gives the rich taste.

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Periyakulam Nightlife

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    by dineshpkm Written May 5, 2004

    There is not much night life in this sleepy town. How ever one can always visit the theatres. There are three theatres.
    1) Arul theatre near samiyar madam,vadagarai.
    2) Parvathi theatre theni road , thenkarai
    3) Pavalam theatre theni road , thenkarai.

    Most new films get their first release in the near by town Theni.

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Periyakulam Transportation

  • Bus timings from Periyakulam

    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 Coimbatore3.50,5.25,7.00,8.00,8.50,11.20,1.20,2.15,4.35,5.32,8.40,9.50To Salem9.40,14.00,17.40To...

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  • Train to Periyakulam

    People coming by train have a convenient train head at Kodai road. At 5 A.M a private bus from kodai road starts to Periyakulam. Kodai road is at about 45 km form periyakulam. If you miss that bus, dont 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...

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  • How to get there

    Buses from Chennai to Theni,Bodi,Kambam ,Kumily, varusanadu pass through Periyakulam. State express transport corporation runs a straight service to Periyakulam every day night at 20:30 Hrs from Koyambedu bus terminus at Chennai.Buses ply from Tiruchirapally often at a frequency of 40 minutes. This Town enjoys 93 bus services from Madurai...

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Periyakulam Shopping

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    by Srufusjosh Written Apr 28, 2010

    around this town you wont find any standard goods in the shop none other than the Ranjan Stores. Quality Stays # 1.

    What to buy: Cardamon, spices , Medicinal Spices for pre- post mothers period. all variety of pickles etc...

    What to pay: Its reasonable price.... No need to bargaining, free home delivery also available, any arrangements regarding to transport also applicable for the consumers.

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Periyakulam Warnings and Dangers

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    by dineshpkm Written May 3, 2004

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    When you go for trekking or a forest walk, go with a knowledgeable person only.Otherwise you may get trapped and cannot find the way to the town.

    While trekking take lot of water with you.
    In winter the temperature will be really low and you have to carry winter clothes.

    The town is full of dust in summers and persons with dust allergy may find it difficult to go around.

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Periyakulam Tourist Traps

  • by thirugnanam Written Oct 30, 2008

    Balasubramanian Temple lies in the Periyakulam - Sothuparai Road - about 2 kms from Periyakulam Bus Stand. It is dated back to hundreds of year. Thirumoolar, a tamil Sitthar wrote about this temple. Near the temple, we can see two "Marutha Marams" - each one on the northern and southern banks of River Varaganadhi. (One Male and one Female). It is said that this type of landscape is only seen at Kaasi. The Moolavar of this temple is Raja Raja Soleeswarar and his Devi is Aram Valartha Nayagi. However, the temple is named after Muruga. This temple has three kodimarams. Durga Devi, Kannimoola Ganapathi and Bairavar are other important Deities here. Nearer to this temple, a small temple for Azhagu Natchiamman with a beautiful garden is situated.

    Unique Suggestions: There are so many mini buses operated from the New Bus Stand Region to Govt. Hospital, Periyakulam. From this stop, the temple is situated at a walkable distance. Autos are also available at New Bus Stand and Moonranthal region.

    Fun Alternatives: If you are not a Saivist, here is also an alternative. A temple for Varadharaja Perumal is situated in the Heart of Periyakulam Region. The Perumal posture is like Thirumala. Nearer to this temple, the famous Gowmariamman Koil is situated. The Gowmariamman is so powerful and is looking pretty.

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  • Sothuparai-Name history

    Sothuparai is 9 km west of periyakulam and it is a beautiful place for mountain walking. The name comes from a popular belief.'soru' in Tamil means cooked rice.'Paarai ' means boulder. Boulders in this area are are as soft as cooked rice and it got the name sothupaarai.Periyakulam got the name from the big pond which is situated 2 km west of the...

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  • Varaha nadhi- Naming history

    The river named Varaga nadhi cuts across the periyakulam town.The history of the name varagha gives an enchanting story.Once upon a time, number of pigs in this area started to increase. Due to this menace,people complained the problem to their king Periya mannadi of chinnur(a small hamlet above sothuparai). The king ordered to kill the pigs. So...

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