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.
Udumalaipet also popularly referred to as “Udumalai “ is a part of the Udumalaipettai taluk which belongs to the Tirupur District of Tamil Nadu. This place is known for its resorts and together with Pollachi is one of the twin cities that is segregated from Coimbatore,
Budget Hotels in Udumalapet
Ananth Lodge, Annai Lodge, Ganesh Lodge and Priya Lodge are some of the budget hotels having tariffs between Rs.500-Rs.100o where one can stay while visiting Udumalaipet.
The official language of Udumalaipet is Tamil.
Events in Udumalapet
Udumalpet Car Festival is the main festival of this town which is celebrated every year with great pomp and show.
Places to See in Udumalapet
Chinnar 25 km , Pollachi 29 km, Palani 35 km Thirumoorthi Dam 20 Kms are some of the tourist spots near Udumalaipet that are worth paying a visit.
How to Get There
Coimbatore is about 69 Km from Udumalaipet and is the nearest airport.
Railway Station Udumalpet Coimbatore Tamilnadu is about 1.1km from this city and is the main railway station of Udumalaipet.
SM Travels, Arasu Travels, Sri Hari Travels are some of the popular bus operators that run regular buses to and from Udumalaipet to cities like Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Erode, Salem etc. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to ticketgoose.com.