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Karaikudi

, Tamil Nadu

(Karaikudi is also known as Karaikkudi; also spelled as Karaikkudi)
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State: Tamil Nadu
District: Sivaganga
Famous for/as: Historical
Languages: Tamil, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23-37°C, Winter 13-30°C
Altitude: 82 m
Pincode: 630001
STD code: 04565
Karaikudi is the biggest city in the Sivaganga district located in the state of Tamil Nadu in the southern portion of India. An Indian magazine has listed this fine city as one of the five fastest growing vacation spots for tourists. Tourists like to visit this area for the old historic buildings that are there, the excellent shopping, and the outstanding local cuisine. Historically, this city played a major role in the momentous India freedom struggle.

Karaikudi is traditionally part of the ancestral home of the Chettiyars. The Nattukottai Chettiyars was a prosperous banking community that was successful in overseas business in South and Southeast Asia during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is the members of this business community that built and then lived in many, but not all, of the historical buildings in the area. There are also several famous temples in the region as well that had nothing to do with the Chettiyars.

Karaikudi is the largest of a total of 75 villages that are located in close proximity of each other and make up the entire homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiyars.

This happening city has become a popular shooting spots for film makers in both the Tamil and the Telugu film industries. The film influence can be seen in the existence of the numerous theaters that can be found throughout the city. Its progressive ways are also seen in the great modern railways and roadways that were already established as far back as 1930.
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Rural Tourism in India

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Aug 13, 2011
As the popular tourist spots and hill stations are growing more crowded every year, thanks to a large influx of tourists, villages across the country are finding new takers, due to their virgin locations and cultural diversity…

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I am a native of Karaikudi. I am an alumnus of Alagappa college between 1957and 60.the first batch of Pre university. I joined on the staff. and I rose from ranks to the Principal Iam, at the moment engaed in spititual activities writing articles and preaching. I have authored several books on Economics and on theology
Posted by prof AKulandairaj 4 year, 10 months ago
Dear Sir,
I am also an aged person who did the M.Sc in ANNAMALAI,owned by CHETTINAD RAJA Family.I am visiting Karai on1.6.11.Will you please guide me in tourist interests as well as engaging a vehicle for the same?
Thanks and regards,dsr
Posted by SOUNDARARAJAN 2 year, 9 months ago
I am joining Canara Bank Karaikudi as Manager from first June 2009. I need an independent house for rent at Rs.3500/- in TT nagar or Subramani nagar within 3 streets. East facing or north facing is freberable. Treat This as urgent. My Mob NO at Bangalore is 09886534490.
Posted by S.DINAKARARAM 4 year, 9 months ago
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