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
Known to be the district of Tamil Nadu, Virudhunagar was also called Virudhupatti in the beginning of 20th century. This town was the commercial centre during the years of British rule in India. It is also said that this district was earlier part of ramanathapuram district. It is located to the east of the Kowsika River. Virudhunagar is also the birth place of freedom fighter and Tamil Nadu Chief minister K. Kamaraj (1954 to 1963).
Budget Hotels in Virudhunagar
There are good budget hotels inVirudhunagar. Some of them are Burma Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel New Kamaliya (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Rayas Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Arul Abirami Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1500).
The official language of Virudhunagar is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Virudhunagar
Some of the famous festivals and events in Virudhunagar include Chithirai (April) and Brahmostsavam ( July).
Places to See in Virudhunagar
There are several places of tourist attraction in Virudhunagar . Some of the places include Goddess Mariamman ( 6 kms from bus stand) Memorial House of Kamarajar ( 3kms from bus stand), Ayyanar falls ( 12 kms from Virudhunagar) and Virudhunagar Government Museum (2kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Virudhunagar is the Madurai Airport. It is located about 45kms away from the town.
Virudhunagar has a railway junction. It is located in the rail head from Madurai to Kanyakumari.
Virudhunagar bus station provides bus service within town and interstate. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sri Balaji Transport, SRS Travels and Sri Amarnath Travels.