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 taluk in Erode district of Tamil Nadu, Perunduraiis located on National Highway 47. This highway that connects Salem and Coimbatore, bypasses Erode, which is about 20kms away from Perundurai. One of the fastest developing towns, Perundurai has evolved to become an industrial centre as the State Governmentestablished the Perundurai SIPCOTand SEZ Complex in the year 2000. The town has a lot of floating population belonging to different parts of the state, as many industries are located here. Perundurai has some of the best colleges in the region.
Budget Hotels in Perundurai
There are many hotels in Perundurai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Manis Lodge (Tariff Rs.200), Hotel Chennis(Tariff Rs.300) and Hotel Royal Park(Tariff Rs.600).
Events in Perundurai
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Perundurai
Lord Shiva temple, and Lord Vishnu and Amman temples (1kms), Chellandiamman Temple (2kms), KottaiMuniyappan Temple (50mtrs), SeenapuramVijayagiriVelayuthaswamyThirukovil (5 kms), a Jain Temple (6 kms), Sharon House of Worship (3kms) and Berean House of Worship (10kms) are some of the places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore
Perunduraihas its own railway station
Perundurai bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Air Zone Travels, Kallada Travels, Hindusthan Travels, Sree Travels and PNK SRT Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.