Kaayalpatinam, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, is based at a distance of 623 km from the capital city of Chennai. Situated along the Bay of Bengal, its pristine beach and Pandyan port are the major attractions of Kayalpattinam. According to history, the port was used by the Pandyas to connect to Sri Lanka and the Gulf of Mannar for its pearl fisheries. Its district headquarters, Tuticorin, is about 31 km away from here.
Places to Stay
The hotels in Kaayalpatinam are very basic. Its nearest urban region, Thiruchendur (9 km) has several budget hotels like Moorthi Mani Iyer Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), Balamurugam Residency (Tariff-Rs.500), Ashok Bhavan Lodge (Tariff-Rs.500), Chendur Residency (Tariff-Rs. 700)and others.
Tamil is the official language of this area.
Some important festivals of this region are Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places of Interest
Pandyan port and Kombuthurai beach are the major attractions within the town. Some of the popular hubs in Thiruchendur are Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil, Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave, Melaputhukudi Ayyanar temple (10 km), Kudirai Mozhitheri (12 km) and Panchalamkurichi Fort.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport located at a distance of 32 km is the major airport near this area.
Kayalpattinam has a railway station of its own, which is the Kayalpattinam Railway Station.
Both state and private buses operate in this area. SRM Travels is a private operator catering to this town. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.