Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Vettuvan Koil, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi - Connectivity

Vettuvan Koil, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi - Connectivity
Kalugumalai is around 20 km from Kovilpatti. Kazhugumalai is 150 km from Madurai 60 km from Thirunelveli and 25 km from Sankarankovil. All the buses to Sankarankovil via Kovilpatti will stop at Kalugumalai. Kovilpatti is well connected with Madurai and Tirunelveli.  Kalugumalai Vettuvan koil is about 600 mts towards north from the mofussil bus stand and can be reached by walk. 
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. Thoothukudi airport is closest to the Kazhugumalai (80km) to fly from Chennai.

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