SIVAGANGA - Tamil Nadu

Sivaganga is a town in the Sivaganga district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is located at a distance of 48 km from Madurai and 449 km from the state capital Chennai. The town is known for agriculture, metal working and weaving. The region around Sivaganga has considerable mineral deposits. Places of interest; Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary; Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary, which is located near to Tiruppathur,[9] attracts a number of migratory birds such as white ibis, asian openbill stork and night heron, as well as some endangered species including the painted stork, gray heron, darter, little cormorant, little egret, intermediate egret, cattle egret, common teal, spotbill, pintail and flamingos. The best season to visit is from November to February. Chettinad; Chettinad cuisine Chettinad is the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars. Also, the old Chettiar mansions are rich in heritage, art and architecture. Carved teak wood doors and frames, marble floors, granite pillars, Belgian mirrors and Italian tiles are the norms. Pandiyan temples; There are also a few Pandiyan temples. For instance, the Karpaka Vinayakar Temple and Sri Sowmiyanarayana Perumal Kovil in Thirukoshtiyur attract large number of pilgrims. Anjanamaar Panch peer dargah; This is a shrine of the five soldiers in the troop of Badusha Sulthan Syed Ibrahim shaheed of Ervadi. The dargah is situated at Kannar Street in the Manamadurai - Ilaiyangudi state highway within the panchayat limits of Manamadurai.