Periyakulam, also known as Mango City for its fresh fruit, is a city in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu.
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 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.
Nearest air port : Madurai 87 km, Trichy 170 km
Getting TO/AROUND: Periyakulam bus stand timings ('as on 2003 october-private buses not included)
Bus times to Trichy(Tiruchirapalli) 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
Chennai 19.30-163A (Air Bus)
Sothuparai Every one hour frequency.
Nagercoil 12.20 Kanniyakumari 11 50
In addition to this there is a bus to Madurai and Dindigul 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
Sothuparai dam(9km) Kumbakarai falls(5km) Vaigai dam(15 km) Manjalar(18km) Moongil anai kamatchiamman temple(14km)
Mangoes,Custard apple,Guava,produce from mountains.
Aryabhavan Ragupathy vilas Kundathur Hotel Woodlands
TASMAC wine shops, Coffe shops
vaigai lodge singl room Rs 200 two bed 300 two bed a/c 550