Chalakudy is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kochi at a distance of 54 km south. Those who love South Indian temples, cuisine, the lush green fields and beaches must visit this place. Trekkers and wild-life lovers can also check out the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 42 km north-east.
Places to Stay
Due to lack of proper lodging facilities in the village, one will have to move to Kochi in order to stay. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Ceylon Bake House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Aiswarya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ale’s Residency (Tariff – Rs. 675), and Seas Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) among others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English and Tamil are also spoken and understood.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth a visit in Chalakudy are Chalakudy river, Sholayar Dam, Athirappilly Water Falls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Mary's Forane Church and others. One can also head to Kochi and enjoy the picturesque Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 20 km.
The close-by railway station is the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station at a distance of 49 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting Kochi to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. Buses to the area are available from Kochi. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.
A mining and power generation township in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, Neyveli is one of the modern, well-planned townships in the country. A Township that was developed after lignite mining started in the region; Neyveli houses power plants that generate a large percentage of thermal power in the state. Well-connected by rail and road, the township has many places of worship and also has some of best educational institutions in the region.
Budget Hotels in Neyveli
There are many hotels in Neyveli. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Radha, Blue Diamond Hotel and Restaurant and Sri Venkateswara Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Tamil is commonly spoken in this region
Events in Neyveli
All annual festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. Thaipoosam festival at the Villudayanpattu temple of Lord Murugan and the 'Panguni Uthiram' festival for the Lord Murugan at Villudayanpatti Temple are special in Neyveli.
Places to See in Neyveli
The samathi of Saint Vallalar Sri Ramalinga (7kms), the Natarajar Temple, which has the largest Panchaloha idol and the first in Asia, the 600-year old Khasi Vishwanathar temple at Vadakku Vellur, a mosque, church and Jain temple are located within 1km of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Puducherry
Neyveli has its own Railway Station
Neyveli Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like KPN Travels, Hindusthan Travels, ARC Travels and Universal Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.