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.
Veerasigamani is a village in Sankarankovil taluk in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 56 kms towards north from the district head quarters Tirunelveli, 15 kms from Sankarankovil and 628 kms from State capital Chennai. Ariyanayagipuram (3 kms ) , Kulasekaramangalam ( 3 kms ) , K V Alankulam ( 5 kms) , Alangulam ( 6 kms ) , Vellalankulam ( 6 kms ) are the nearby villages to Veerasigamani.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Tirunelveli. Some of them are Sri Janakiram Hotel (Tariff - Rs.650), Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff - Rs.1000) and Sri Bharani Hotel (Tariff - Rs.750).
Tamil is the official language spoken in Veerasigamani.
Every year the festival of Panguni Uthiram is celebrated in Veerasigamani
Places to Visit
Famous temples in Veersaigamani are the Kailasanathar temple, Perumal temple and Kallaganaatiamman temple. Other nearby tourist destinations include, Swamy Nellaiappar temple, Tirunelveli (65 kms), Courtallam (36 kms) and Srivaikuntam (94 kms).
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport (85 kms) is the nearest domestic airport to Veerasigamani. Trivandrum International Airport (100 kms) is the closest international airport to Veerasigamani.
Pmbakvl Shandy Railway station, Kadaynallur railway station are the nearby railway stations to Veerasigamani. Tirunelveli Rail way station is the nearest major railway station (54 kms) to Veerasigamani.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Veerasigamani include Sri Madhuraja Transports, Sri Balaji Transports and Sree Travels. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.