Vadalur is a small ton in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a part of the Cuddalore district. The nearest major urban agglomerations are Cuddalore and Pondicherry at distances of 35 km and 54 km respectively. The town is famous for its 150-year-old Sathaya Gnana Sabha Temple, which still houses the light lit by the saint Vallar. Spiritualists must visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay, while in the area, is Pondicherry. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Raj Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Coramandal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Palaniswamy (Tariff – Rs. 900), White Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) 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, Diwali in October-November and New Year.
Places of Interest
Most places of tourist interest (apart from the Sathaya Gnana Sabha Temple) mostly lie in Puducherry (Pondicherry). Some of the places which are worth visiting are the French War Memorial, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville Township, Pomenade Beach, Pondicherry Museum and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 187 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 210 km.
Mostly, it is the state transport buses which serve the local populace of the region. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the town are available from Pondicherry as well as Cuddalore. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.