This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kanadukathan.
Kanadukathan, India, a sleepy little town that's more like a village, is located in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. From Chennai, one can fly to Tiruchirappalli or board an air-conditioned sleeper bus which will take about 10 hours to reach Kanadukathan. This quaint Southern village is home to Chettiar Mansions, built in the twentieth century by a group of wealthy native families in Tamil Nadu. Featuring a large courtyard, these mansions have become museum like structures for the visitors to the region. Chettinadu Mansion, one of the most popular mansions, still remains as a hotel offering luxury packages to travelers.
While you do not need to plan a mansion-hopping trip prior to your journey, once you are in Kanadukathan, cycles are the best way to explore this quiet hamlet. Apart from the architectural wonders, hunting down the streets for best Chettinad cuisine is one of the popular tourist activities in the area.There are also a few Hindu temples in the region such as Karpagavinayagar Temple, Athmanathaswamy Temple, Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple, and Pilaiyarpatti Temple. Travelers can also pay a visit to Sri Mahalakshmi Handloom Weaving Centre. Two nights are well enough to cover the attractions in Kanadukathan. You can also visit Kanaduathan as a day trip from nearby Madurai.
There are only a few hostels in Kanadukathan, India; however, there are many budget hotels and guesthouses with the communal atmosphere similar to hostels in Kanadukathan, India. Even if you are a budget traveler who opts for hostels, staying in one of the luxury mansions for a night can be a memorable experience. If you are continuing your journey across India, Madurai is your next best option. You can also fly or take a bus to Kochi to explore the Indian state of Kerala. Madurai is only ninety kilometers away from Kanadukathan and offers cheap, affordable flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka, as well.
Written by local enthusiast for Kanadukathan hostelsZin