Parappadi is a village in the Radhapuram taluka in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The district headquarters, Tirunelveli city, is located at a distance of 44 km north. The picturesque town of Kanyakumari is not far either and is located at a distance of 59 km south. Those with an urge to taste authentic South Indian cuisine, visit temples as well as beaches should definitely visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village, the place does not have proper lodging facilities to accommodate tourists. Good budget hotels are available in Tirunelveli. Some of them are Balaji Mansion Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300 onwards), Sakunthala International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards) and Seethalakshmi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 350 onwards).
Tamil is the official language in Parappadi.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself does not have great places of interest unlike Rajahmundry. 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 Tuticorin Airport at a distance of 75 km.
Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 44 km.
The leading bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Parappadi are Sree Lakshmi Travels and Sree Jothi Travels. State-run buses are also available in the area. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.