A village in the Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu, Megnanapuram is 50 km from Thoothukudi and 666 km from Chennai. Megnanapuram is close to the Bay of Bengal. Meignanapuram is a village which came under the influence of Rev. C. T. E. Rhenius- a missionary of Church Mission Society. On 7th
March, 1830, Rhenius re-named the village ‘Neduvilai’ as ‘Meignanapuram’ which means ‘true wisdom’. St. Paul’s Church of Megnanapuram is one of the stateliest churches in the whole of India.
Places to Stay
Megnanapuram does not have hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available.
Tamil is the local language of Megnanapuram.
In the memory of Desible St. Pauls, the village people celebrate the famous Church Festival ‘Asana Pandigai’ on the last Thursday of January, every year.
Places of Interest
Thiruchendur (14 km), Tuticorin (40 km), and Sattankulam (6 km) are some places of interest near Megnanapuram.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Megnanapuram city is the Tuticorin Airport, located 35 km from Megnanapuram.
Tuticorin Railway Station is the nearest major railway station, 49 km from Megnanapuram.
Megnanapuram is well connected to Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, and Nagercoil by road. Sree Rathna Tours & Travels, Vasantham Bus Service, and Dhanyaashree Travels are some of the best bus operators that ply on this route. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.
Alanthalai, a village in the Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) district of Tamil Nadu is located about 38 km from Tuticorin and 150 km from Madurai. It is situated extremely close to the Gulf of Mannar on the Indian Ocean. There are beaches, temples and churches in the vicinity, which makes Alanthalai a beautiful holiday destination. One can watch the beautiful sunrise sitting by the beach. The village is also surrounded by forests that are dense with Palm trees and Cashew plantations.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Tiruchendur. Some of them are Hotel Udhayam International (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Chitra Park (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Hotel Tamilnadu (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Chendur Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The official language of Alanthalai is Tamil.
The important festivals of Alanthalai are the Brahmothsavam in February, Vasanthothsavam in April and Aavanipperunthirunaal and Maasipperunthirunaa in August or September.
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Alanthalai. Some of the places include Mutharamman Kovil (1.2 km) Tiruchendur Beach (2km), Avuyadayar Kulam (1.5 km), Subramaniyaswamy Kovil Beach (2.5 km) and Sri Arulmigu Subrahmanya Swamy Temple (3 km)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Alanthalai is the Tuticorin Airport. It is located about 40 km away.
Tiruchendur Railway Station is closest to Alanthalai. It is located 2.5 km from the village. Chendur Express runs daily between Chennai and Tiruchendur.
There are daily bus services to Tiruchendur from Chennai and Bangalore. Some of the bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels, SRS Travels and SRM Transports. You can get an online bus booking offers through TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.