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.
A small hamlet in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district, Valapady is 305 km away from its capital city, Chennai. Its nearby cities include Salem, Thammpatti and Rasipuram. Its proximity to Salem makes this village alluring. You can head to this hamlet if you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Valapady. But Salem (29 km) has numerous options for tourists like Ganesh Mahaal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 700), Salem Castle Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000), and Laila Gold Palace (Tariff –Rs. 1,000).
Tamil is widely spoken in Valapady.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Some of the major attractions in Valapady include Ayodhyapattanam (20 km) and Poiman Karadu (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is in Salem (55 km).
Valapady has its own railway junction. But the major railhead connecting this village is Salem railway station, which is 38 km from here.
Buses ply regularly from Salem, Rasipuram and Attur. RKT Tours and Travels is one of the prominent operators catering to passengers travelling on this route. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.