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.
Avinasi is a suburb in the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It is located on NH74 and there are plans to develop Avinasi into a satellite town in the future. This part of Coimbatore is well known for its rich cultural heritage.
Budget Hotels in Avinashi
Low and mid-range budgets such as Hotel Raj Palace (Rs 1500) and Panchwati Motels (Rs 1200) can be found here.
Tamil, Hindi and English are the local languages spoken in Gandhipuram.
Events in Avinashi
Krishna Ashtami, Ugadi, VijayaDashami, Diwali, Eid and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Places to See in Avinashi
Avinasi has more than 15 temples, few of them being Mondipalayam Sri Balaji temple, Chenniaandaver temple, Mariyammaan temple well within the distance of 20km.
How to Get There
Coimbatore Airport is 7km from the city. The airport is well connected domestically and internationally to several destinations.
Coimbatore Junction and Tirupur Railway station is a couple of kilometres from Avinasi and is well connected to all the stations across the country.
The Avinasi bus stand is one of the major bus stands in this part of the suburb as it is located on NH74. State and private run buses and TNSRTC provide service towards several other destinations across South India and further. Opt for online bus ticket reservation to renowned tourist places in India by logging on to several bus booking websites.