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.
Pollachi , is a town situated on in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. This town is located 40 kms away from city of Coimbatore. The climate of Pollachi is pleasant throughout the year since it lies close to the Western Ghats. The pleasant place is famous for jagerry and fresh vegetables. The name Pollachi has been derived from the Tamil word Porull Aatchi" which means the land of wealthy government.
Budget Hotels in Pollachi
There are good budget hotels in Pollachi . Some of them are Sakthi Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1000), Royal Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Sri Krishnan Residency (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Nivethas Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1500).
The official language of Pollachi is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Pollachi
Some of the famous festivals and events in Pollachi include Utsavam or Annual Festival (March) and Bajanotsavam (August).
Places to See in Pollachi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pollachi. Some of the places include SubramaniaSwamy Thirukoil ( 6 kms from Pollachi.) Alagunachi Amman Temple ( 7kms from bus stand), Ambarampalayam Dargah ( 7 kms from bus standi), Aliyar Dam, ( 10 kms from Pollachi) and Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary (18 kms from bus stand).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Pollachi is the Coimbatore Airport. It is located about 48kms away from the town.
Pollachi has a railway junction. The major routes from this station include Coimbatore to Pollachi , and Dindigul to Pollachi.
There are two bus stations in Pollachi. The bus services include only city limits and interstates.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ABT X Travels ARC Travels and Porkalam Travels. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India.