A village in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, Kudankulam ha gained prominence in the last couple of years for being the construction site of the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The region is notable for the hundred of windmills that have installed to generate power. The wind turbines that have been installed in the region have the capacity to generate 2000 MW power, making them one of the largest wind farms in the country.
Places to Stay
There are not many places to stay in Kudankulam, but travellers can stay at Tirunelveli . Arunagiri Hotel and Hotel Alankar offer affordable accommodation from Rs.1000 onwards.
All religious festivals are celebrated in the village.
Tamil is the official language here. Other languages spoken here are English and Malayalam.
Places to Visit
The Pillayar temple (80mtrs), St.Anne's Church (1km), Murugan temple (1km), Sri Akilandeswari Mutharamman temple (1km), Amman temple(1km) and Venkatajalapathi Perumal temple (1km) are some of the places to visit here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Koodankulam is at Thiruvananthapuram.
The nearest railway station to Koodankulam is the Kanyakumari Railway Station (27kms).
There are many buses services that connect Koodankulam to places across the state. Private bus operators like Sree Jothi Travels are popular here. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.