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.
Kayalpattinam, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, is based at a distance of 623 km from the capital city of Chennai. Situated along the Bay of Bengal, its pristine beach and Pandyan port are the major attractions of Kayalpattinam. According to history, the port was used by the Pandyas to connect to Sri Lanka and the Gulf of Mannar for its pearl fisheries. Its district headquarters, Tuticorin, is about 31 km away from here.
Budget Hotels in Kayalpattinam
The hotels in Kayalpattinam are very basic. Its nearest urban region, Thiruchendur (9 km) has several budget hotels like Moorthi Mani Iyer Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), Balamurugam Residency (Tariff-Rs.500), Ashok Bhavan Lodge (Tariff-Rs.500), Chendur Residency (Tariff-Rs. 700)and others.
Tamil is the official language of this area.
Events in Kayalpattinam
Some important festivals of this region are Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places to See in Kayalpattinam
Pandyan port and Kombuthurai beach are the major attractions within the town. Some of the popular hubs in Thiruchendur are Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil, Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave, Melaputhukudi Ayyanar temple (10 km), Kudirai Mozhitheri (12 km) and Panchalamkurichi Fort.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport located at a distance of 32 km is the major airport near this area.
Kayalpattinam has a railway station of its own, which is the Kayalpattinam Railway Station.
Both state and private buses operate in this area. SRM Travels is a private operator catering to this town. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.