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About Devakottai

Devakottai is a a municipal town in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. Located in the vicinity of Karaikudi city it is also close to the Rameswaram on the NH 210.The town is famous for its ancient Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple also known as Nagara Sivan Kovil.

Profile of Devakottai

As per the census of 2011, the population of the city was 51865. The avg. literacy rate of Devkottai is 80.95 percent which is greater than national avg. i.e. 72.99 percent.

Geography of Devakottai

The town is positioned at 9°56'31' in North and 78°49'36' in the East. The avg. elevation of Devkottai is 171 feet or 52 meter. Devakottai experiences tropical climate. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. In Devakottai, the average annual temperature is 28.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 916 mm.

History of Devakottai

Devkottai derives its name from “Devi Kottai”(a Tamil word) which means “Fortress of God”. The town actively participated in the independence movement. Devakottai’s municipal court was burned up to ashes at the time of Quit India movement. Due to this reason Devkottai is also known as one of the renowned historical landmarks of the state of Tamil Nadu. The town houses many emblematic monuments and structures.The town now comes under the constituency of Karaikudi, following the rectification of the constituencies. However it falls under constituency of Sivaganga when it comes to parliamentary elections.

Culture of Devakottai

The town is famous for its rich cultural heritage. The Nagarathar community plays an exceptional role in the culture of the town. The festival of “Kandar Sasti Vizha” is being celebrated for the last sixty eight years and Kandar Sasti Vizha Kazhagam conducts it at Nagara Sivan Kovil.

Tourism in Devakottai

Devkottai is famous for Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple. Also known as Sekkizhar Temple, it is situated beside a gigantic holy pond. The Lord and his spouse Meenakshi reside in different shrines with different Rajagopurams. Devkottai also boasts an Agraharam and the residents of the town name it as “Silambani Agraharam”.

Transport in Devakottai

The town is located on the NH 210(on the Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram road). The major rail head close to the town is the Devkottai Rd Rlwy Stn. The nearest airport to the town is located approximately 92 kilometers away from Devkottai in Madurai. One can avail frequent buses within the town. Daily bus services can be availed to reach to all major cities on the Tamil Nadu State.

Utility Services in Devakottai

Both state and local administration takes care to bestow the locals with the basic utility services in Devakottai. The city has been furnishing its residents with a handful of essential services such as gas agencies, post office, police station and a few banks. Following are a few notable services offered at Devakottai.

Hospitals in Devakottai

S M Hospital
Address: Number 20, Saraswathi Vasagasalai Rd, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 04561- 262458

Devasena Hospital
Address: 61, Silambani North Street, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 04561 260 292

Senthil Multispeciality Hospital
Address: 9 Manpottu Street,  Devakottai, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 04561 262 224

Sugam ENT and OG Hospital
Address: Vattanam Rd, Othakkadai, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302

Rasi Hospital
Address: Tirupattur road, Alagapuri nagar, Ramnagar, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code-630302
Phone: 09751301100

Darshana Hospital
Address: Ramnagar, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302

St. Joseph Hospital

Address:  Puliyal, Sivaganga, NH-210, Karaikkudi Devakottai Devipattinam Rd, Sivaganga, Pin code- 630312

Sugam Hospital
Address: 15, Vattanam Rd, Othakkadai, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 04561- 273659

Sri Suba Kausik Hospital
Address: 36, Subramaniyapuram West Street, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 09095257117

Banks in Devakottai

Canara Bank
Address: 300/24, Ward No. II, Tirupathur Rd, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone:  04561-261122
IFSC Code: CNRB0002803
MICR Code: 630015102
Branch Code: 002803

Indian Bank
Address: 28-A/1, Thiagigal Rd, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code-630302
Phone: 04561-272295
IFSC Code:  IDIB000D012
MICR Code: 630019002
Branch Code: 00D012

State Bank of India

Address: 14 Busstand Street, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code-630302
Phone: 04561- 272368
IFSC Code: SBIN0000970
MICR Code: 630002004
Branch Code: 000970

Axis Bank

Address: Number 273, Tirupathur Rd, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 04561- 270292
IFSC Code: UTIB0003962
MICR Code: 630211102
Branch Code: 003962

HDFC Bank
Address: Number 440(1), Tirupathur Rd, Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 98406 73333
IFSC Code:  HDFC0002576
MICR Code:  630240102
Branch Code: 002576

Hotels in Devakottai

Nivas Lodge
Address: 11, Saraswathi Vasagasalai, Silambani, Devakotta, Pin code– 630302
Phone: 04561-272352

Karthik Lodge
Address: No 582, Thirupattur Rd, Nr Bus Stand, Devakottai, Pin code - 630302
Phone: 9443210365

Sms Park Avenue
Address: Ramnagar, Opposite to Anandha College, Devakottai, Pin code- 630302
Phone: 9787396809
Arm Lodge
Address: Near Nagarathar Higher Sec School, Devakottai, Pin code – 630302
Phone: 04561- 262244

Hotel Naveen Inn
Address: Trichy Rameswaram Rd, Sankara Pathy Nagar, Amaravathi Pudur, Devakottai, Pin code - 630302
Phone: 9842480536

Vijay Lodge
Address: Thiagigal Rd, Silambani, Devakottai, Pin code - 630302
Phone: 04561-272288


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