Kaliyakkavilai is situated about 52 km from Kanyakumari, which is its district headquarters. This lush green town is filled with coconut groves, making it even more scenic. If you are visiting Kanyakumari and you want to stay away from the bustling city, head to Kaliyakkavilai and enjoy in the lap of nature. It is very near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border and is situated on the National Highway 47, making it a well connected village.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels in the village. Tourists has numerous options to choose from, including Hotel President (Tariff – Rs.648), Hotel Prathiba Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 583), Hill Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 783), and Kailas Inn (Tariff – Rs.631).
Tamil is the official language of Kaliyakkavilai. However, Malayalam and English are also spoken in the area.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Kaliyakkavilai are Pongal in January, Vishu and Puthandu in April, Onam in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
This village makes for a perfect weekend getaway. St Anthony’s Church is one of the major attractions. Kovalam beach is also 31 km away from here. Other places of interest lie in Kamyakumari, which is about 52 km away.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport, which is located at a distance of 37 km, is the nearest airport from the village.
The major railhead connecting this place to other cities is the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway Station, which is 32 km away.
Buses ply regularly from Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and Chennai. Rathimeena Travels, SRM Travels, Parveen Travels, SRS Travels are some of the operators plying their buses on this route.
Vyttila is an intersection as well as the name of a region in the city of Kochi, in Kerala. This node intersects the main north-south artery of the state of Kerala, namely, the National Highway 47, with three city roads of Kochi viz, the S. A. Road (east-west), the Vyttila-Petta Road, and the Thammanam Road. Vyttila is also the name of the region in the city of Kochi, of which the Vyttila Intersection is a part. Until 1967, Vyttila was a panchayat.
Places to stay:
Some of the budget hotels in Vyttila are Alankar Tourist Home (Tariff – Less than Rs.1000), Hotel MJM International (Tariff – Less than Rs.1000) and Hotel Anugraha (Tariff – Less than Rs.1000)
The official language of Vyttila is Malayalam.
Places to Visit
Nearby tourist places are Kochi (10 kms), Kalady (37 kms), Mararikulam (45 kms) and Athirappilly (60 kms).
How to get there
Kochi Airport (24 kms) is the nearest to Vyttila.
Eranakulam Junction railway station (5 kms), Tirunettur railway station (7 kms) are the very nearby railway stations to Vyttila.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Vyttila include Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada), Shama Transport, KPN Travels. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.