Alanthalai, a village in the Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) district of Tamil Nadu is located about 38 km from Tuticorin and 150 km from Madurai. It is situated extremely close to the Gulf of Mannar on the Indian Ocean. There are beaches, temples and churches in the vicinity, which makes Alanthalai a beautiful holiday destination. One can watch the beautiful sunrise sitting by the beach. The village is also surrounded by forests that are dense with Palm trees and Cashew plantations.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Tiruchendur. Some of them are Hotel Udhayam International (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Chitra Park (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Hotel Tamilnadu (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The official language of Alanthalai is Tamil.
The important festivals of Alanthalai are the Brahmothsavam in February, Vasanthothsavam in April and Aavanipperunthirunaal and Maasipperunthirunaa in August or September.
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Alanthalai. Some of the places include Mutharamman Kovil (1.2 km) Tiruchendur Beach (2km), Avuyadayar Kulam (1.5 km), Subramaniyaswamy Kovil Beach (2.5 km) and Sri Arulmigu Subrahmanya Swamy Temple (3 km)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Alanthalai is the Tuticorin Airport. It is located about 40 km away.
Tiruchendur Railway Station is closest to Alanthalai. It is located 2.5 km from the village. Chendur Express runs daily between Chennai and Tiruchendur.
There are daily bus services to Tiruchendur from Chennai and Bangalore. Some of the bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels, SRS Travels and SRM Transports. You can get an online bus booking offers through TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.