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
Velankanni, a town in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, is a popular coastal destination located near the shores of Bay of Bengal. It is 350 km away from south of Chennai and 14 km from Nagapattinam. The town is famous for its Our Lady of Velankanni Church, which attracts about 1.5 million people annually during the 10-day festival celebrated in August and September. With several places of tourist interests and beaches, Velankanni attracts millions of people every year from across the world.
Budget Hotels in Velankanni
There are many budget hotels to stay near Velankanni. They include the Golden Sand (Tariff – Rs. 928 onwards), Hotel Picnic Country Club (Tariff – Rs. 825 onwards).
Tamil is the main language spoken in Velankanni. English, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Konkani, Hindi and Marathi are also spoken in some parts.
Events in Velankanni
A 10-day festival celebrated at Our Lady of Velankani Church in August and September.
Places to See in Velankanni
Nagapattinam (11 km), Nagore (17 km), Thiruvarur (27 km), Karaikal (30 km), Velankanni Beach, Our Lady of Velankanni Church, Nagore Sikkal and Sri Rangam temple are some of the nearby places to visit.
How to Get There
Civil Airport located about 140 km from Velankanni is the nearest airport.
The closest railway station is Andanappettai railway station, situated 9 km away.
Velankanni has a wide road network connecting major cities in Tamil Nadu and other states in India. There are several regular government and private buses plying from Nagercoil, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Trivandrum and Ernakulam to Velankanni. Some of the top private bus operators include Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels, TVLS Transport, JRS Travels and RBR Travels. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.