Vilathikulam is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a part of the Tuticorin district. The town is known for its black soil. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Tuticorin (which also happens to be district headquarters), on the picturesque Bay of Bengal coast, at a distance of 50 km. Temple and beach lovers will love the region.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Tuticorin for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Sathya Park and Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Geetha International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Sugam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Jony International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Want to witness the fishing out of pearls and see them how they look first hand? Head to Tuticorin and witness this remarkable art. Other than that, you can also visit the city’s port and see how it functions. Make sure you seek permissions from relevant authorities. Our Lady of Snows Basilica Church is also a must-see as several miracles are attributed to it.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 90 km.
The Tuticorin Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 44 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators active in the area. Buses to the area are available from Tuticorin as well as Tirunelveli. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.