Chettiyapathu is a small village in Tuticorin District of the state of Tamil Nadu near the Bay of Bengal. Located 666 km away from Chennai, Chettiyapathu is surrounded by many taluks on all sides. The nearby district of Tuticorin happens to be one of the well-known seaports of the country famous for its pearl fishing, fertilizers, ship building and salt production. Because of the proximity to the sea, humidity levels are very high in Chettiyapathu. Some of its nearby cities are Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi.
Places to Stay
Being a small village, Chettiyapathu does not have many hotels nearby. Local home stays are available. However, Tuticorin situated close by provides a couple of 2 star hotels such as Geetha International (Tariff – Rs. 699), Roxel Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1370), Hotel Raj (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Chettiyapathu is Tamil.
Some of the annual festivals celebrated in Chettiyapathu village are Kodal (January), Tamil New Year (April), Shrine Basilica festival of Tuticorin and Dussehra (October).
Places of Interest
Tuticorin Port and Ettaiyapuram Palace (situated in Tuticorin) happen to be good tourist spots situated near Chettiyapathu.
How to Get There
Since Chettiyapathu is a small village, it has no airport facility. The nearest airport is in Tuticorin which is situated 40 km away from Chettiyapathu.
Chettiyapathu has no railway station. The nearest railway station is Tuticorin which is 49 km away from Chettiyapathu.
Chettiyapathu is connected to cities such as Chennai. Few bus operators running good frequency buses from Chettiyapathu region are SRS Travels, Hasan Travels, Ravi Travels, SRM Travels. Online booking of bus tickets have made ticket booking very convenient.