Tourist Places

Tourist Places

Come and visit Karaikudi and experience a magical place filled with tradition and culture. This is the perfect destination if you want to see the temples and traditional sites. The food here is exceptional and is considered one of the best among all that Indian cuisine has to offer.

Then Thiripathi (Ariyakudi)

Then Tirupati, Ariyakudi is roughly 5 km from Karaikudi and is a very famous South Indian temple. The temple is revered among the people because of Lord Venkatachalapathi who is the presiding deity of the temple. He is also famously called Thiruvenkatamudaiyaan.


Athangudi village is located in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu and is 24 km from Karaikudi. The village itself comes within the Chettinad area and is very famous all over the country for the hand-made terracotta tiles that are made only here. The tiles are built using cement, sand, synthetic oxides and belly jelly. The terracotta tiles are first shaped and then sun-dried after which they are adorned with artistically made patterns.


Kanadukathan is a small town located in the district of Sivaganga and is very close to the town of Karaikudi. The specialty of the place lies in the structure of its houses and the local food. The houses in Kanadukathan are huge and built in the typical Chettinad style. The main doors and entrances of the houses resemble the gateways of the Hindu temples; majestic and intricately carved.

Pillaiyarpatti Temple

Pillayarpatti Temple is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu in the Sivaganga district. It is one among the oldest of cave temples in the state and is located at Pillayarpatti that is situated in-between the towns of Karaikudi and Tiruppattur. The inscriptions on the walls of the temple suggest that the temple was made sometime between 1091 and 1238 AD. This world-famous cave temple has the images of various gods and goddesses cut from rock.

Kundrakudi Murugan Temple

Kundrakudi Murugan Temple in nearest karaikudi is dedicated to Lord Murugan and his two consorts, Valli and Deivanai. The temple is situated on the top of a small hill. The unique feature of the temple is the idol of the Lord Murugan with six faces at Kundrakudi Murugan Temple. Murugan is also known as Lord Shanmuga or the god with six faces.

Solai andavar temple

Sri Solai Andavar Temple / Sri Arulmigu Solai Valartha Ayyanar Temple is located at the boundary of Palathur villages and seen sitting with wielding a whip in his right hand. In some other Ayyanar Temples, Lord Ayyanar was found to be holding a sword, arrow, bow, knife in his hands and found to be riding an elephant.

Ayiram jannal veedu(Thousand window house)

Aayiram Jannal Veedu is a famous landmark in the town of Karaikudi. The literal translation of the name of the place means the house with a thousand windows! The house is very famous among the tourists who make it a point to visit the place when in Karaikudi.


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