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Karaikal

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Karaikal is a small enclave in Tamil Nadu, but which actually is part of Pondicherry because it was under French occupation at one time.

Get in

From Chennai by road and railway (Karaikal railway station started working now). From Kumbakonam, Mailaduthurai, Nagapattinam, Puducherry, Chidambaram by bus. PRTC (Puducherry Tourism), SETC (State Transport Bus), and Private Buses such as Parveen Travels, Universal Travels, KPN, PRN, SRM, Sharma, etc. are available from all parts to Karaikal.

Get around

See

  • Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple(one of the sixty three Nayanmars),
  • Mastan Wali Dargah,
  • Church,
  • Karaikal Beach, Arasalar,
  • Thirunallar Sri Dharberneeswarer & Saniswaran Temple,
  • Nagore Durgah, Velankanni Church,
  • Anandamangalam Anjeneyar Temple,
  • Tirukadiyur Sri Amirthakadeswarer and
  • Abirami Amman Temple(Famous for 60th year Marraige),
  • Dharmapuram Yazhmurinathar Devasthanam(Thiruneelakandar yazhpanar serviced place),
  • Thiruthelicherri Parvatheeswarar (Suyambu Lingam)
  • Egambareswarar Temple,
  • Pandaravadai Near Sethur(built by Raja Raja cholan, now under ASI control) Etc. etc.

Do

karaikal is a small town which has got anything to interest an normal tourist.it is surruonded by the cauvery delta region,tanjore,tiruvarur,kumbakonam,which were the hub of the ancient chola kingdom,which is spotted by number of temples which are rich in the chola architecture.so mainly pilgrims and people with an interest in history and architecture will feel amused.

Buy

Karaikal has got its own brand of alwas,though not as famous as the trinelveli alwa,there are quite a few shops in the barathiyar road, near the tirunallar junction where you can buy these alwas as well sweets like gulab jamuun.

Eat

Muthupillai Bakery- actually has an restaurant within the shop, the milky way icecream shop. THE MANIKANDAN mess in the daweed pillai street is a vegeterain mess where you get quality authentic south indian food. Karaikal "RASI Alwa Kadai" its a very famous alway shop. Dont miss the taste.

Drink

The JP sarbath shop in church street(near muthupillai's restaurnt) is the place where you can get fresh fruit juices and sarbads at relatively cheaper cost. the seven eleven juice shop in the church street,also called as "juice kadai" by the native people, is a good hang out place.In karaikal liqour is cheaper than the adjoining Tamilnadu, there are quiet a few decent bars in karaikal-

-the niagra bar in the nanda hotel
-the thunder bar in the paris international
-the city bar-very famous one in the town
-THE SEA GULLS restaurant owned by the goverment of pondicherry is in the sea shore and is good to hang out in the evenings hi.

Sleep

Hotel Aristo Opp Bus stand Convenient for moving allover Karaikal


  • Hotel Paris International
  • Hotel Nandha
  • Hotel Delice

Hotel French presidency

  • Kumaran Guest House, No:160, Thirunallar Road Karaikal (Thirunallar), 04368-220596. Hi Kumaran Guest House
  • Kumaran Residency (karaikal), No:18 Dr.Ambedkar Street (Bhathair Road), 04368-228348. Kumaran Residency Confort Hotel
  • Kumaran Residency, No:18 Dr,Ambedkar Street (Karaikal), 04368-228348. Kumaran Guest house



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