Karaikal is a busy port in East Coast in Union Territory of Pondicherry. The word Karaikal is derived from Tamil word 'Karai' and 'Kal' meaning canal and lime mix. Thus the name suggests that a canal is being built using lime mix. However as such no evidence was found of a canal built out of lime mix. Earlier Karaikal was ruled by Thanjavur kinds who were defeated in a battle with French and Karaikal came under the French rule for some time. Finally it came under the British rule before pre independence and became a part of Union Territory Pondicherry after post independence. In the year December 2004, Karaikal witnessed its worst tragedy when Tsunami waves hit the town which led to severe damage to life and property. Many people lost their lives and many rendered homeless and their properties were destroyed by the killer waves.
Karaikal is spread across 160 sq kms and its literacy rate is over 73%. French and Tamil are the main languages spoken in Karaikal. Its coordinates at 10.93'27"N Latitude and 79.83'18"E Longitude and its Pin Code is 609602
Places around Karaikal:
Karaikal is bound by Nagapattanam in North and South, Tiruvayur in West and Bay of Bengal towards East.
Landmarks in Karaikal:
Our Lady of Angels Church
Sanishwar Temple in Thirunallar
Connectivity to Karaikal:
Karaikal is well linked by road, rail and sea modes of transport. There are several local and interstate Buses going from Karaikal to Pondicherry, Chennai, Salem, Trichy and other cities. Karaikal city is about 132 kms from Pondicherry,300 kms from Chennai and 150 kms from Trichy. Nagapattanam is approx 20 kms from Karaikal. Karaikal port is a major port in this part of the town since its handles majority of cargo such as coal, minerals, oil, fertilizers and marine products. Trichy airport is the nearest international airport from Karaikal which is approx 150 kms. East Coast Road and Chennai-Nagapattanam Highway are at close proximity from Karaikal.
Schools and colleges in Karaikal:
There are several reputed schools and colleges in and near Karaikal like:
SRVS National School
Vigneshwara Matriculation School
Karaikal Ammaiyar Govt. Aided School
Veeraiah Vidyalaya Matriculation School
Servite English Medium High School
Andavar English School
ONGC Public School
MES High School
St. Marys High School
Ratnavel Subramanium College of Arts
Tabor Community College
Sri Venkateshwara College of Education
Vinayaka Mission Medical College
Hospitals in Karaikal:
Karaikal has many hospitals and medical centers like:
Sugam Priya Hospital
AJ Poly Clinic Pvt Ltd
Property in Karaikal:
The prices of the properties are turning out to be expensive in current times, due to robust boom in real estate market. Many high time builders are coming up with swanky and posh residential projects ranging from 1 BHK to 4 BHK in and near Karaikal with superb amenities. Here is the list of some of the residential projects in Pondicherry near Karaikal:
Sree Niwas Integrated Township
Jayam French Garden
Sree Niwas Towers
Purple Palm Grove
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Properties for Sale / Rent in Karaikal
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Apartments in Karaikal are available in posh and prominent developing locality enclosed in the midst of Orchards and Meadows Apartments in Karaikal of are available in Unfurnished, Semi-Furnished, and Fully-Furnished type available for the purpose of Residential and High End Service Apartments with advanced and World Class Amenities enjoying the serene ambience.
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