Vickramasingapuram, popularly known as V.K Puram is in Tamil Nadu’s Thirunelveli district. It lies on the embankment of Thaamirabarani river and is at the extreme end towards the south of the Western Ghats, known as Podhigai Hill. With beautiful waterfalls, dams and temples this place makes for a perfect tourist destination.
Places to Stay
Tourists can choose from a number of budget hotels like RR Inn (Tariff –Rs. 1,000), Sree Bharani Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000), Hotel South Avenue (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Hotel Bhala Bhagya (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Tamil, Malayalam, English and Hindi are spoken in Vickramasingapuram.
Pongal in January, Chitthirai Festival in March-April, Adi Peruku in August-September and Diwali in October-November are celebrated with great fanfare in this place.
Places of Interest
Vickramasingapuram has a number of tourist attractions that are worth visiting like Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary (2 km), Papanasam Sivan Temple (2 km), Agasthiyar Falls (4 km), Servalar Dam (15 km), Papanasam Dam (17 km), Kadananathi Dam (20 km) and Kalyani Theertham Falls (20 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is the Trivandrum International Airport about 64 km away. Another option is the Tuticorin airport (80 km).
V.K. Puram has no railway station of its own. But Ambasamudram, which is 7 km from here is the nearest. Tirunelveli railway station is the major rail head connecting this place to other important cities.
Buses ply regularly from Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Ambasamudram. A.V.Rm.V. Travels and NMPK Travels are the top bus operators plying on this route. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com