Karaikudi is the centrepoint of Chettinad region, situated between Trichy - Rameswaram highway in Tamil Nadu, at a distance of about 90 km from the famous temple town of Madurai. Madurai is connected by air to Bangalore, and by air and rail with Chennai.
Karaikudi is 40 km from Sivaganga, the district centre.
BY AIR: The nearest airport is at Madurai, which is about 90 km away from the city center, and is connected by air to Bangalore and Chennai. Taxi facilities are available from airport to city. The major International airport nearby is at Chennai. Chennai is well connected by air to domestic and foreign cities.
BY TRAIN: Karaikudi has a major railway station that serves the Chettinad region. This is in the main rail route to Chennai. The Rameshwaram Express from Chennai's Egmore station to Karaikudi Junction is a comfortable overnight option.
BY ROAD: Karaikudi is connected by buses, state owned and private, with all important towns in Tamil Nadu such as Madurai, Chennai, Tanjore, Trichy etc. From Chennai, the state capital, Karaikudi is approximately 480 km - drive via Trichy on NH45 and NH21O.