Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Agasthiya Vinayagar Temple, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi

Agasthiya Vinayagar Temple, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi
Agasthiya Vinayagar Temple is an important Landmark at Kalugumalai. This temple is located adjacent to Ambal Oorani which is also considered to be the holy tank of this temple. Lord Vinayagar is worshipped as Agasthiya Vinayagar, a god who heals diseases here.


  

  







Geographic Position
Agasthiya Vinayagar Temple at Kalugumalai is located at 9°09'13.0"N 77°42'12.1"E or 9.153612, 77.703361.















Connectivity
By Road:
Kalugumalai is only 15kms off the National Highway NH7. Coming from Madurai towards Kanyakumari, follow the signs and take a right to Kalugumalai just after Kovilpatti. The 15 km stretch from the highway to Kalugumalai is narrow but good and there is very little traffic. Most of them are buses that ply between Kovilpatti and Sankarankovil. Kalugumalai is well connected by bus from Kovilpatti and Sankarankovil.
By Train:
The nearest train station is Kovilpatti though it would be nearly equidistant from Kadambur and Sankarankovil stations too. All trains going towards Kanyakumari will stop at Kovilpatti. Many passenger trains and long distance trains passing through Kovilpatti also stop at Kadambur, including trains from Bombay, Mysore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Erode. Trains from Chennai, Senkottai and Nagercoil stop at Sankarankovil station. The best tip would be to get off at Kovilpatti and take a local bus or taxi to Kalugumalai.
By Air:
The nearest airport is Madurai International airport which is around 110 kms. Air India, Jet Airways and Spice Jet fly into Madurai. The other option is Tuticorin airport which would be nearly the same distance as Madurai airport. Only Spice Jet from Chennai flies into Tuticorin.

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