States Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar Travel Guide

With its remarkable attractions, tropical climate, and palatable cuisine, Virudhunagar makes it to the list of must-visit destination in Tamil Nadu for tourists. Located some 57 km southwest of Madurai, Virudhunagar is a small town and also the administrative headquarters of the Virudhunagar District. Renowned for its rich traditional heritage, the place has numerous temples that are quite historic and fascinating to visit. Virudhunagar's Mariamman Temple is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu and also the star attraction of the town. However, the town is also blessed with some more equally enthralling tourist spots. Pilavakkal Dam, Ayyanar Falls, and Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary are just a few names in the lists of top tourist attractions in Virudhunagar. Ayyanar Falls is one such place that completes your Virudhunagar Tour. Situated at a beautiful location which is skirted by dense forest and sedating ambiance, this waterfall is perfect for any nature lover to visit.

The astounding Pilavakkal Dam is amongst the major attractions in Virudhunagar for an indelible picnic experience. Apart from these travel places, shopping is another thing that lures many tourists to this tourist place in Tamil Nadu. Markets like Sivakasi, Rajapalayam, and Kasu Kadai Bazaar are the places that boast some remarkable and diverse range of items for both tourists and locals and that too at reasonable rates. Along with being a prominent tourist place in Tamil Nadu, the district is also an important trade centre of dry chillies, cotton, groundnut oil, cotton goods, jaggery, coriander seeds, peppers, and grains. Our Virudhunagar travel guide is filled with information on best places to visit and things to do, which makes it quite essential for travellers looking for the best Virudhunagar holiday experience. Also, customized for you are the various travel packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Virudhunagar

Despite the fact that Virudhunagar is accessible in all seasons, however, winter is considered as the ideal season to visit the place. During winter, the climate condition of the place remains in favour of tourism, and hence, make easy for travellers to explore the attractions.

  • Summer


    From March to May are the months of the summer season in Virudhunagar. Throughout these months, the temperature varies from 34°C to 42°C making the hottest months in Virudhunagar. Despite the hot and dry weather, tourists still like to visit during these months to explore Tamil Nadu.

  • Monsoon


    The season of monsoon in Virudhunagar starts in the month of June and lasts till September. During these months, the town witnesses a heavy rainfall, and hence, make it difficult for travellers to explore the place to its fullest.

  • Winter


    The month of October is the commencement of winter season in Virudhunagar. Moreover, the temperature during these months remains in between 20°C to 32°C which is quite pleasant to visit the town. Because of less hot and less humid temperature, winter is considered as the best season to visit Virudhunagar.

Top Tourist Attractions and Things to do in & around Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar is dotted with a large number of temples with historical significance. The neighbouring places of Virudhunagar also have some interesting places to see for the tourists and several popular temples for pilgrims. The adjacent areas also have wildlife attractions, dams and waterfalls for the travellers to relish.

  • Tiruchuli

    Located at a distance of 33 km from Virudhunagar, Tiruchuli is a beautiful town and the native land of one of the most revered saints of recent time - Sri Ramana Maharshi. The place is home to various sacred sites including Bhuminathaswamy Temple. The present temple complex houses a number of shrines within the high boundary walls.

  • Aruppukkottai

    An eminent weaving centre, both handloom and power loom, Aruppukkottai is located around 19 km west of Virudhunagar. Small industries like oil mills, straw bands, rice mills, ginning factory, and dying factories can be found anywhere in the place. However, the place has abundance of jasmine flowers which are also used for making traditional flower garland (gajra).

  • Madurai

    Probably the most fascinating attraction located in the proximity to the town of Virudhunagar is the ancient city of Madurai. Adorned with a number of historical monuments, Madurai is considered as the shopping hub of artificial jewellery in Tamil Nadu. Though the city is a home to numerous temples yet, the famous Meenakshi Meenakshi Temple is the most sacred of all, and hence, the most visited one also. Read more

  • Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary

    A perfect wildlife escape from Virudhunagar, Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary is a home to the endangered grizzled giant squirrel. Spread over a sprawling area of 480 sq km, the sanctuary, apart from being giant squirrels, is also a home of more endangered species like tiger, Nilgiri Tahr, Leopard, and Lion-Tailed Macaque. Here at Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary, one can also spot various exotic birds, enchanting butterflies, and enthralling reptiles. Read more

  • Irukkankudi Mariamman Temple

    Some 37 km from the town of Virudhanagar, there situated the famous Mariamman Temple which is believed to be 500-year old. This temple is located at the place of surreal confluence of Arjunan River from northern side and Vaippar River from southern, and hence, this sacred site in Tamil Nadu has immense religious importance.

  • Pilavakkal Dam

    Undoubtedly, the most magnificent place worth visiting while on a tour to Virudhunagar is Pilavakkal Dam. Situated around 55 km from Virudhunagar, this dam is a perfect picnic spot with children park and play facilities. Kovilar Dam and Periyar Dam together make this kid-friendly place around Virudhunagar.

  • Ayyanar Falls

    Ayyanar Falls are a prominent part of the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. Serving as an esteemed attraction for all those travellers visiting Virudhunagar and Rajapalayam, the falls is settled in the dense forest, somewhere 70 km away from Virudhunagar.

  • Kamaraj House

    Earlier the residence of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - Kamarajar and now a converted memorial, Kamaraj House is the perfect place to visit in Virudhunagar for all those who wish to catch a glimpse of former chief minister life. The permanent gallery at the memorial house exhibits photographs and personal effects of Kamarajar.

  • Srivilliputhur Andal Temple

    This temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and was constructed by the Nayak Kings. The temple is located in Srivilliputhur (46 km from Virudhunagar town) in the district of Virudhunagar. Every year, thousands of devotees visit Virudhunagar just to offer their prayers and seek blessings of the Almighty at this temple.

Where to Stay in Virudhunagar?

For tourists, Virudhunagar offers hotels in budget and standard (mid-range) category. These accommodation options proffer a comfortable stay and pleasing services. However, in order to get better options, one has to search for hotels in Madurai, which has a wide array of staying options from budget to luxury.

How to Reach Virudhunagar?

Reaching Virudhunagar is neither a difficult task nor a complicated one. The town can be reached by any major means of transport - railways, roadways or airways. Both air and railway are considered as the ideal means to reach Virudhunagar with utmost comfort.

  • By Air

    For those who prefer airways, Madurai airport is the nearest airhead from Virudhunagar, that is located just 53 km from the town. Daily frequent flights connect Madurai airport with other major cities. One can avail the taxi services presented at the airport to reach Virudhunagar.

  • By Rail

    Virudhunagar has its own railway station which connects the place with other major cities of the state. However, if you're travelling from other states, Madurai Junction serves as the alternative option to reach Virudhunagar. The distance between two places is around 56 km.

  • By Road

    The place is very well-connected with other major states of South India through motorable roads. One can hire a taxi or drive itself in order to reach Virudhunagar from the neighbouring states. State buses to Virudhunagar also ply on a regular interval from other important cities of the state.

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