Kallakurichi is a municipality town in the Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu. The town has a population of over 60,000 people and has a literacy rate above than the national average of the country. It has become one of the emerging agricultural towns with a seed processing plant, sugar mill and rice mill. It has one of the most famous poultry farms called Murarbad Iqra farms among many others. It is a central town with Pondicherry, Salem and Tiruvannamalai surrounding it.
Places to Stay
While visitors can find accommodations in VRT and KTK Lodge in Kallakurichi itself, it is recommended and usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Pongal, Tamil New Year, Krishna Jayanthi, Eid, Christmas and Diwali are events celebrated across the year.
Tamil and Hindi are locally spoken in Kallakurichi. English is a commonly used language.
Places to visit
The Viluppuram district has many tourist attractions such as The Rockcut Temple, Veedur Dam, and Gomuki Dam. Auroville also falls within this district.
How to Get There
The Neyveli airport is the nearest airport located 55km away from Kallakurichi. Domestic flights to other metro cities can be accessed there.
The Neyveli Railway Station is located 10km away. The station is well connected to all cities in Tamil Nadu. Visitors can easily access the larger cities to make connecting arrangements to farther places.
While Kallakurichi has a local bus stand, it is best that travellers access Neyveli bus stand. Operators that offer quality service include the TNSRTC, Sharma and Sea Bird Travels. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. These days the availability of bus tickets online has enabled travellers to get confirm their tickets with ease.
Chinna Salem is a small town in Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Villapuram district, and serves as the administrative headquarters for the Taluka. The town is about halfway between Coimbatore and Chennai. The economy is mainly agrarian, with rice being the chief product. Chinna Salem market is also a hub for the surrounding villages. There are many industries as well, including rice mills and oil mills.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Chinna Salem such as Sri Thallai Hotel (Tariff – Rs 1500), Sri Residency (Tariff – Rs 1200), and Hotel Bismi (Tariff- Rs 700).
The official language of Chinna Salem is Tamil. Hindi is also spoken by a few people.
The important events in Chinna Salem are Pongal in January and Deepavali in October-November. St. Anthoniyar Festival is celebrated on the 13th
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Chinna Salem like Thagaria (8 km), Melnaariyappanoor Church (6 km), and Chinnathirupathi.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Chinna Salem is the Salem Airport (82 km).
The Chinna Salem Railway Station has trains to Cuddalore, Pondichery, Salem, Coimbatore, Chennai, and many other destinations across Tamil Nadu.
Chinna Salem bus stand is the main bus station. There are daily buses to Pondicherry, Salem, Erode, and Arakonnam. The popular private bus operators are KPN Travels and SMR Travels. Ticketgoose.com is a popular bus booking site from where you can get your tickets easily