Sivaganga Tourism

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Sivagangai (Tamil:சிவகங்கை) is a town and headquarters of the Sivaganga district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also the headquarters of the Sivaganga taluk. The town is located at a distance of 48 km (30 mi) from Madurai and 449 km (279 mi) from the state capital Chennai. Sivagangai kingdom was founded by Sasivarna Periya Oodaya Thevar in 1730. The town was subsequently ruled by his successors and ultimately by Velu Nachiyar under the stewardship of Maruthu Pandiyar. They were against the British Empire, but ultimately lost to them in 1790. The Company appointed Gowry Vallaba Periya Oodaya Thevar as the Zamindar of Sivaganga in 1801, whose successors continued with chaos until India's independence in 1947. It was under Ramnad district until 1984 and subsequently a part of the newly formed Sivaganga district. The town is known for agriculture, metal working and weaving. The region around Sivaganga has considerable mineral deposits. Sivaganga is administered by a municipality established in 1965. As of 2011, the municipality covered an area of 6.97 km2 (2.69 sq mi) and had a population of 40,403. Sivagangai comes under the Sivaganga assembly constituency which elects a member to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly once every five years and it is a part of the Sivaganga constituency which elects its Member of Parliament (MP) once in five years. Roadways are the major mode of transportation to the town and it also has rail connectivity. The nearest seaport, Thoothukudi Port, is located 189 km (117 mi) from Sivaganga, while the nearest airport, Madurai International Airport, is located 53 km (33 mi) from the town.

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Facts and Stats for Sivaganga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sivaganga

    Know the pollution level of Sivaganga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 67.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 65.63 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.88 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 65 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.67 (Moderate)
  • Sivaganga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sivaganga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sivaganga.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.13 (High)
    • Car Stealing 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.13 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.69 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sivaganga - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 51.23 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 74.99 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 22.13 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 87.04 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.93 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.94 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sivaganga

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sivaganga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 18.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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