Kavalkinaru is a small village based in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu state. It is situated 60 km from Tirunelveli and 711 km from Chennai, the state capital. The village is covered with beautiful landscapes and black rock hills. The economy is mainly dependant on agriculture and flower cultivation. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) is also based at Kavalkinaru. Nagercoil, Panagudi and Padmanabhapuram are cities near to Kavalkinaru.
Places to Stay
One can stay at hotel in Kanyakumari. Some of them are Melody Park (Tariff - Rs. 800), Hotel Paravathi Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1100), Park Sea Land (Tariff - Rs. 2500), Hotel Singara International (Tariff - Rs. 1700) and Hotel Sea View (Tariff - Rs. 2500 onwards).
The languages spoken in Kavalkinaru are Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Kavalkinaru are Pongal, Easter, Saraswathy Pooja, Utsavam (May), Sacred Heart Church Festival and St. Antony’s Church Festival.
Places of Interest
Kavalkinaru has a lot to offer for tourists with its temples, scenic landscapes, beaches and museums. Kanyakumari, which is 22 km away, has the Wax Museum, Muttom Beach and Udayagiri Fort. Tirunelveli which is 59 km away has Nellaiappar Temple, Courtallam Falls and Science Museum. Kovalam is 74 km and tourist destinations here include Neyyar Dam, Light House Beach and Napier Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Tuticorin Airport, located about 79 km away.
The Kanyakumari railway station is 22 km from Kavalkinaru. Major trains like Bangalore Express (16525), Himsagar Express (16317), Dibrugarh Vivek Express (15905) and Kanyakumari Rameshwaram Express (22622) pass through here.
TNSTC bus services connect Kavalkinaru to various cities and towns. Private bus operators such as Kallada Travels and Lilly Travels provide bus services to Bangalore and Hyderabad. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com
Anantapur is located in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. Also, known for receiving the second least rainfall in the country, after Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, it is a part of the Rayalaseema region of the state. It is well known for its sports facilities with stadiums available for cricket as well as tennis in the form of the Anantapuram Sports Village.
Budget Hotels in Anantapur
There are good budget hotels in Anantapur. Some of these are the Hotel Sapthagiri (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Amravathi (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Hotel Swagath (Tariff – Rs. 400). All the three are located close to the Anantapur railway station.
Telugu is the official language. Other major languages spoken in this area are; English, Kannada and Urdu.
Events in Anantapur
The Kotappakonda Temple Fair, held on the day of Mahashivratri, Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam held for five days during Mahashivratri and the Durgamma Festival where the buffalos are worshipped are some of the major events celebrated in Anantapur.
Places to See in Anantapur
Places like Pennahobhilam (30km), Dharmavaram (20 km) and Cheruvu Katta (7km) are some of the places known for their historical significance.
How to Get There
The closest international airport to Anantapur is the airport at Bengaluru which is at a distance of 190 km. The closest domestic airport is Puttaparthi (70 km).
Anantapur has its own railway station whish is located in the city centre and is well connected on the south central railway.
Veera Travels and Kallada Travels are some of the operators plying buses to Anantapur and they also offer discounted bus tickets. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.