Athur is a small town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Thoothukudi district in the South Eastern region of the state. It has a population of around 10000 people. The local literacy rate of 78% is significantly higher the national average. It is close to the city of Kayalpattinam.
Places to Stay
It is difficult to find accommodation in Athur. There are a few places such as Mani Hotel that offer accommodation. It is usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Tamil is the local language spoken in Athur.
Places to Visit
St Peters Church, Chepparai Natarajar Temple and Fort of Praise Ministry, all situated in Tirunelveli located 40km away, are interesting places to visit near Athur.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport located 14km from Athur is the closest available airport. It is a domestic airport and offers limited connectivity to Bangalore and Chennai.
Armuganeri Railway Station is the nearest station to Athur. It is located 15km away. It connects Athur to Nazareth, Kayalpattinam and Tiruchendar.
SH 77 and 176 connect Athur to Kayalpattinam, Thoothukudi, Tiruchendar, and Nazareth. Farther destination can be reached from these centres. TNSRTC is the inter-state bus transport available along with and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. You can now book your bus tickets from a number of travel portals checking out for the best bus ticket prices.
Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and this large metropolitan city is known for being the textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. Considered to have existed before the 2nd Century AD, Coimbatore had once been a small village called Kongunad. Known for its flourishing agriculture business and textile mills, Coimbatore is currently an upcoming Information Technology Hub of Tamil Nadu. This city is also referred to as the "Manchester Detroit of Southern India". Coimbatore is surrounded by the Western Ghats and is positioned on the banks of the Noyyal River.
Budget Hotels in Coimbatore
There are great hotels near the bus stand in Coimbatore. They are Hotel Sree Murugan (Tariff – Rs. 1,685) and Metro Park Inn (Tariff – Rs. 2,150).
Tamil is the local language in Coimbatore. There are many inhabitants from other states settled in this cosmopolitan state and the languages spoken include English, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.
Events in Coimbatore
The Mariamman festival is a major event in summer and also the Koniamman temple car festival attracts a lot of populace to the city.
Places to See in Coimbatore
Lot of people visit Coimbatore for its pleasant weather and hospitality. The interesting tourist spots include Kovai Kutralam falls (35 kms from the city), Vydehi Water falls(35 km),Monkey falls(75 km), Malampuzha dam(60km), Thirumurthy waterfalls(90 km),Bhavani Sagar(55km).Dhyanalinga Yogic temple & Isha Yoga centre (35 km), Vellingiri hill temple(37 km), Marudhamali Hill Temple(13 km from Gandhipuram BS), and Vydehi Water falls(35 km).
How to Get There
Coimbatore International Airport is located at Peelamedu (15 kms) from the city. The Coimbatore International Airport offers domestic flights to major Indian cities, while international flight services are only limited to Sharjah and Singapore.
Coimbatore Junction is also referred to as Kovai Junction. This major railway junction is the busiest railway station in Tamil Nadu. Many trains from different states connect via Coimbatore Junction.
Currently there are 3 mofussil bus stands at Gandhipuram, Singanallur and at Ukkadam. Besides these, the Government bus stand and Town Bus Stand is also situated at Gandhipuram. The three leading bus operators which include KPN Travels, KMP Travels and Kings Travels. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.