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.
A city and headquarters of the Malappuram district in Kerala, Malappuram id located 12kms from NH 66 (formerly NH 17). Mountainous, lush green region, the city is situated 50kms southeast of Kozhikode. The well-known river in the state, Kadalundi Puzha flows through this city. Industries related to wood are a major source of income in this city. The city has a large number of places of worship and the festivals held at all of them are famous across the region.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Malappuram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel Kondotty (Tariff-Rs.1,320) and Greenhouse Homestay (Tariff-Rs. 1,250)
Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram and Kottakkal pooram (March–April), Nilambur Pattu (January), Kondotty Nercha (March), Vairamkode Vela or Theeyaattu (February), Puthenpalli Nercha Omanur Nercha and Malaparamba Perunnal are some of the festivals held in this city.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Ma'din Grand Masjid, Hajiyarpalli Masjid, Mylappuram Juma Masjid, Kunnummal Juma Masjid, Sree Parammal Mahadheva Temple and Triparangode Lord Siva Temple are located within 2kms from the bus stand. The famous Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is located 35kms from the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Karipur International Airport (25kms)
The nearest railway station is at Angadipuram (17kms)
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