Chengalpattu is a suburban area of Chennai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It comes within the Kanchipuram district. The main centre of Chennai lies at a distance of 56 km away from Chengalpattu along National Highway 45. Local sayings narrate that the area has been named after a lily, Chenkazhuneer Poo, which is found abundantly in the region.
Places to Stay
One can always head to Mahabalipuram (at a distance of 29 km) in order to put up for the night. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Lakshmi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600), RamaKrishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Joe Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Blue Breeze Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 750) 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 and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The Kolavai Lake is the most visited and a must-see spot in Chengalpattu. Other places of tourist interest mostly lie in the coastal temple town of Mahabalipuram, the most famous among them is the Seashore Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 45 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 75 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.
Situated in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Srivilliputhur has a 1000-year-old temple. The town has a historical and cultural significance with legacy of its own. The place is also famous for Palkova sweet. Srivilliputhur Andal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams is the most popular tourist spot of Srivilliputhur.
Budget Hotels in Srivilliputhur
There are good budget hotels in Srivilliputhur . Some of them are Ajay Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550), Hotel Mayakannan (Tariff – Rs.500) and and Hotel Subam (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Srivilliputhur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Srivilliputhur
Garudasevai festival andAadi Pooram' festival are the two festival s most popular in Srivilliputhur.
Places to See in Srivilliputhur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Srivilliputhur. Some of the places include Andal Renga Mannar Temple (19kms kms from Srivilliputhur), Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar temple (8kms from Srivilliputhur), City Garden ( 150 kms from Trichy) and Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple ( 70 kms from Srivilliputhur).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport to Srivilliputhur is Madurai International Airport,. It is located abour 74 kms away from Srivilliputhur.
Srivilliputhur railway station is positioned on the rail line from Madurai to Tankasi and Sengottai. All the express trains pass through this station.
Srivilliputhur offers bus services within the town and surburb. There are also many private buses plting to different cities of the country.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels India Ltd, SKP Travels and Ukm Travel Agency. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.