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.
Tenkasi is situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats near the famous tourist spot —Courtallam Waterfalls. This is also refered as the "Varanasi of Southern India". This place is most famous for the 500 year old Lord Shiva Temple Vishwanatha Temple which was built during the time of the Pandya King. Tenkasi is one of the largest municipality in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu has many industries such as Gingelly oil mills, coconut oil mills, fiber mills, and handloom industry.
Budget Hotels in Tenkasi
There are good budget hotels in Theni . Some of them are Sri Janakiram Hotel, Tirunelveli (Tariff – Rs.650), Aryaas Hotel, (Tariff – Rs.1,250), Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff – Rs.500) and Megamalai tourism (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Tenkasi is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Tenkasi
Some of the famous festivals and events in Tenkasi include 10 Masi Magam, Navarathri Festival and Badra Deepa festival
Places to See in Tenkasi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Tenkasi. Some of the places include Kasi Viswanathar Temple( 55 kms from Tirunelveli) and Coutrallam Water Falls ( 6 kms fromTenkasi).
How to Get There
The only closest airport to Tenkasi, is Trivandrum International Airport. It is located about 113 kms away from Tenkas.
Tenkasi Junction is connected to some of districts and states of South India.
Tenkasi has two bus terminus and there are long distance buses plying to Chennai, Bengaluru, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Parveen Travels Pvt Ltd, KPN Travels India Ltd and S.R.S. Travels. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.