Azahiamandapam is a small village in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is quite near the picturesque town of Kanyakumari, the southern-most tip of mainland India, which is located at a distance of 36 km. With the coasts of Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal close by along with the edges of the Western Ghats, the village is a scene of high winds, beautiful paddy fields and serenity.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Kanyakumari. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Tri Sea Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Gopi Nivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vivekanandapuram (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Malayalam is also widely spoken and understood due to its proximity to Kerala.
The important festivals celebrated are Pongal in January, Vishu in April, Vinayagar Chathurthi and Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Being close to the coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. The lush green fields with coconut trees are a real treat. The historic Padmanabhapuram Palace is only 4 km away. Some of the other places to visit in the neighbouring Kanyakumari are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the Thiruvalluvar Statue and the Muttom Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport at a distance of 54 km.
Kanyakumari Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 37 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com.
Palladam is a suburb of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Coimbatore. Palladam is located on National Highway NH 67 and is a major Panchayat with large source of income collected from the business community. Most people in Palladam are engaged in agriculture of cotton and tobacco. The main businesses are textiles, agriculture, wind mill and stone crushing.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palladam are Hotel P.R.A Towers (Tariff - Rs.400), ABH Lodge (Tariff - Rs.300) and Ariyas Hotel (Tariff - Rs.400).
Tamil is the official language of Palladam.
Places to Visit
Pongaliamman temple and Mahaliaman temple are famous temples in Palladam. The Palldam church is also famous.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Palladam is Coimbatore International Airport (35 kms).
The nearest railway station to Palladam is at Tirupur (16 kms). Coimbatore Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (38 kms) to Palladam.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Palladam include Hindusthan Travels, PNK SRT Travels and SRS Travels. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.