to Palamadai (Updated 15th October, 2009)
Where is Palamadai?
Palamadai is located 6 km east of Thalayuthu, also known as Sankar Nagar
(due to the large Sankar Cements factory there). Thalayuthu is around 8
km north of Tirunelveli town, on the Tirunelveli -- Madurai National
Highway. There are two parts to the village, separated by around 3 km of
paddy fields -- Palamadai Agraharam and Keezh Palamadai. The Agraharam
is the place where the Temple and Sankara Mutt are located.Saint
Neelakanta Dikshitar's Adhishtanamis inside the temple compound.
By Air --
Fly to Madurai airport and drive down along the Madurai-Tirunelveli
National Highway (NH7) upto Thalayuthu, from where you must turn left to
get to the village.
By Train --
Catch a train to Tirunelveli (from Chennai, Madurai or Bangalore), and
if it stops at Thalayuthu get off there, otherwise go to Tirunelveli and
drive back to the village. From Thalayuthu, you can hire a taxi or an
auto-rickshaw to get to Palamadai.
By Bus -- There are buses every few minutes from Madurai to Tirunelveli,
and almost all of them will stop at Thalayuthu. From Thalayuthu, you can
hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw. Normal auto fare Rs 50/- from Talayuthu or
Rs 100/- from Tirunelveli Junction. Auto and Taxi fares are about Rs.100 and Rs.200
See the map for reference. (Follow link to Talayuthu at Para 1 for a detailed