Chengalpattu is a suburban area of Chennai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It comes within the Kanchipuram district. The main centre of Chennai lies at a distance of 56 km away from Chengalpattu along National Highway 45. Local sayings narrate that the area has been named after a lily, Chenkazhuneer Poo, which is found abundantly in the region.
Places to Stay
One can always head to Mahabalipuram (at a distance of 29 km) in order to put up for the night. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Lakshmi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600), RamaKrishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Joe Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Blue Breeze Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 750) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The Kolavai Lake is the most visited and a must-see spot in Chengalpattu. Other places of tourist interest mostly lie in the coastal temple town of Mahabalipuram, the most famous among them is the Seashore Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 45 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 75 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.
Attur is a small city in Attur Taluk in the Salem district located in Tamilnadu. It is located 57 kms east from the headquarters of Salem. It is a head quarter of Taluk. The villages surrounding Attur are Ppamasamudram, Palaniyapuri, Kalrayanhills Taluk, and Peddanaickenpalayam Taluk in the east and many more.
Budget Hotels in Attur
Attur offers many comfortable hotels for budget travellers which are near the main bus terminal in Attur for instance VC Lodge Attur (Tariff- Rs 530 onwards) 1 km from main bus stand.RR Plaza Attur (Tariff Rs 318 onwards) it is also closer to the main bus stand.
The official language spoken here is Tamil. English is also spoken.
Events in Attur
Attur celebrates all festivals starting from Ganesh Chaturthi to all other festivals celebrated in Chennai. These festivals are celebrated with pomp and splendour all across Chennai.
Places to See in Attur
There are numerous places one can visit while their visit to Attur. Attur is rich in culture and heritage and as a result it has a number of theatre halls. The NS Theatre and Kaesavan theatre should not be missed. One can also visit the Attur fort which tells you about the history of Attur and last but not the least one can also visit Attur Vellai Pillayar temple and one can see numerous footfalls every day.
How to Get There
The nearest Airport to Attur is Salem Airport which is 55 kms from the city.
The Attur railway station is very near to the main city. However the major railway station in Attur is the Salem railway station which is 60 kms from the city.
Attur New Bus Stand operates buses from here to other part of the city. Many private buses are being operated between Attur to many nearby towns and villages. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.