Food and Accommodation

Food options for breakfast, lunch, dinner

Cities and larger towns have several options, which are not covered below. The places mentioned here are in the smaller towns, where one might not know a good place to eat. The list below contains map links, and are some of the places we have personally visited. In addition, there are usually several coffee stops on national and state highways.

NH45Haritam (Between Achirupakkam and Tindivanam)
TindivanamAaryaas Vasanta Bhavan
UthiramerurGanapati Vilas (Iyer Mess)
MayiladuthuraiKaliyakudi Annapoorna Sri Saravana Bhavan (not the popular chain) Guru’s coffee bar (Only coffee, tea and snacks, but opens early, making it convenient if you start your day early)
MannargudiMami mess (Iyer Mess) (Gets crowded after 1 pm)
SrivilliputhurKadiravan
TirukuvalaiVSV Coffee Bar
VedaranyamVasantam Coffee Bar (tea, coffee, simple breakfast only)
TiruvidaimaruthurAnbirpriyal Tiffen (homely, friendly)

Accommodation options

Based on our travels and experiences of close family and friends, we have listed below, places we consider are good to stay at. We are not recommending these places in any way, and we do not receive any income for providing this information. The typical tariff at these hotels is upwards of Rs 1000 a night, though some resorts and high-end properties may cost significantly more (actuals may vary, so please check with the hotels directly).

In most places, there are also other options across budgets. You will find this under the Other information section of many temple-specific pages.

ErodeHotel Atrium (Website), 0424-2220000, Directions (Map)
Kumbakonam and nearbyRaya’s Grand (Website), 0435-2426611, Directions (Map)
Indeco Swamimalai (Website), 0435-2480044, Directions (Map)
Kyriad Swamimalai (Website), +91 435 2481700, Directions (Map)
Lately, there are several more options in Kumbakonam itself
Aditya Resorts (website), +91-8754479256/57/58) (Tiruvidaimaruthur), (Directions/Map)
Mantra Koodam resort near Tiruvidaimaruthur
MaduraiMarriott Courtyard, Madurai (website), Directions (Map)
Gateway Pasumalai (website), Directions (Map)
Several options in town, and around the Meenakshi Amman temple
Mayiladuthurai (Mayavaram)Sri Nivas Guest House (website, +91-9751444044)
Nagapattinam / VelankanniGS Resorts (Website), 04652-235571, Directions (Map)
NagercoilPioneer Grand Palace (Website), 04652-235571, Directions (Map)
ThanjavurHotel Lakshmi (Website), 04362-278161, Directions (Map)
Svatma (Website), 04362-273222, Directions (Map)
ThirukkadaiyurHotel Sadabishekam (Website), 04364-287413, Directions (Map)
TirunelveliSri Janakiram Hotels (Website), 0462-2331941, Directions (Map)
TrichyVarious hotels in the city, no lack of options
Vaitheeswaran KoilHotel Sadabishekam (Website), 09789497763, Directions (Map)
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