The coastal town of Kolachel also spelled as Colachel is located in Kanyakumari.The coastal town of Colachel is located in Kanyakumari. The district headquarters, Nagercoil is 20 km away from here. Colachel is famous for its beach by the same name, which is one of the major attractions here. Other points of interest the town boasts of are Colachal Pillar, St. Mary's Church, St. Joseph's Church and Kalimar St. Antony's Church. The state capital, Chennai is based at a distance of 543 km.
Places to Stay
Hotels in Colachel are very basic. However, one can opt for budget hotels like Green Palace (Tariff-Rs.500), Park Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600) and Jars Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600) in Kanyakumari.
Tamil is commonly spoken in this area.
The most important festivals celebrated here are Pongal (January), Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places of Interest
Some of the places worth-visiting in Colachel are Colachel Beach, Colachal Pillar, St. Mary's Church, Colachel Harbor, St. Joseph's Church and Kalimar St. Antony's Church.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from the city is in Thiruvananthapuram, which is 65 km away.
Eraniel Code Railway Station is located at a distance of 8 km away from the town.
Many state and private buses operate in this area. Some of the private operators plying to and fro this region are Tippu Sultan Travels and Bethlehem Transports. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.