If you are looking for ideas to spend your vacation away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life, Thirunallar is the best place to consider. Though a small village, this town of Puducherry has some hidden gems worth visiting. A small town located in Karaikal, Thirunallar beholds many gems that are worth a visit.
The most fascinating and distinguishable aspect of Thirunallar is that it is dedicated to the Vedic planet Saturn (Shani). Hence, it is sort-of mandatory to visit the world's most prominent shrine of Lord Shani that lies at the Saneeswaran Temple Dharbaneswaraswamy or Dharbaranyeswarar temple. This is one of the most famous Navagraha temples where devotees come and pray to lessen the adverse effects of Lord Shani.
Badrakaliamman temple is another famous temple in Thirunallar, Sivakasi, which is considered to be one of the magnificent Shakti temples of Goddess Kali. The temple was built around 625 AD by the Pulakeshin II of the Chalukya dynasty and offers impeccable views and architecture.
The third famous temple that is a must-visit is the Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple, wherein the deity is Lord
Shiva and the Suyambu Lingam is that of Lord Dharbaranyeswara. This temple found its origin in the 12th century when it was put up by the Chollas, which makes it a fascinating site to explore.
Thirunallar is easily accessible from Karaikal by bus or private car. The climate of Thirunallar and that of the Tamil Nadu coast is similar. It mainly experiences a tropical wet and dry weather. Summer lasts for long, and the highest temperature reaches up to 40-41 degrees Celsius. Hence, the best time to visit this small town is from October to March as the weather is incredibly pleasant for sightseeing and pilgrimage.
The OYO Hotels Experience in Thirunallar
OYO hotels provide a wide range of comfortable and affordable hotels in and around the city. The hotels come with modern amenities like 24-hours of room service, running hot and cold water, high-speed WiFi connectivity, power sockets, LED/LCD TVs with DTH, in-house restaurants, car parking facilities, among others.
While some OYO hotels are located close to the prominent tourist attractions like the Thirunallar temple, others are situated on the outskirts of the city for those who are looking for some solace in solitude. As the town is not very big, the distances can be covered easily. Most of the OYO properties are also in the vicinity of some remarkable restaurants and eateries for you to enjoy the local flavors.
There's also a filter for OYO Wizard member properties that gets you additional discounts while booking your travel. The OYO website and app also provide you with an option where you can filter and sort for hotels that welcome couples and guests with local identification proof for a hassle-free check-in experience.
The prices of OYO hotels vary as per the demand, and hence it is best advisable to make a booking in advance to avail the best deals. Download the OYO mobile app for more exciting app-only offers. With a pleasant ambiance, cozy rooms, and delightful moments, you wouldn’t want the vacation to end.