Those with a keen passion for lakes, rivers and the sea should definitely visit this village in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest urban agglomeration is the city of Tirunelveli at a distance of 44 km west. The village in itself catches the eye of the visitor with its picturesque water-logged fields. The best time to visit the place is during the monsoon as well as winter.
Budget Hotels in Eral
One is forced to venture into Tirunelveli in order to put up for the night. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Janakiram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Sri Bharani Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750), Nainar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language the area is Tamil. English is also understood.
Events in Eral
The important festivals celebrated are Vinayagar (Ganesh) Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places to See in Eral
The village in itself does not have great places of interest apart from the beach. Some of the places worth visiting in the district headquarters of Tirunelveli are Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Agasthiyar Falls, Vettuvan Koil Temple, Suyambulingaswamy Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport at a distance of 180 km.
The Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 44 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Parveen Travels and Kallada Travels are some of the operators active in this region. Buses to the village are available from Tirunelveli. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.