A coastal district of Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam was formerly called as Cholakula Vallipattinam during the Chola period. The name Nagapattinam is derived from Nagar which refers to Sri Lnakan people settled in here while the word pattinam means town. It is a coastline that stretches along the Bay of Bengal for about 188kms. The district is known to have the most thriving harbors in the country.
Budget Hotels in Nagapattinam
There are good budget hotels in Velankanni . Some of them are Chola Inn (Tariff – Rs.1000), Sea Horse Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Dravidar Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and New Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1500).
The official language Nagapattinamis Tamil The other languages spoken include English, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi.
Events in Nagapattinam
Some of the famous festivals and events in Nagapattinam include Navarathri (October ) Adi Pooram (August), Avani Moolam, Karthigai, Skandha Sashti, Thula Uthsavam.
Places to See in Nagapattinam
There are several places of tourist attraction in Nagapattinam. Some of the places include Poompuhar Beach ( 10 kms from bus stand), Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars ( 6kms from bus stand) and Dutch Fort (2 0kms from Nagapattinam), Nellukkadai Mariamman Temple (4kms from bus stand) and Neelayathatchi Amman Temple( 15kms from Nagapattinam)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nagapattinam is the Tiruchirappali Airport. It is located about 145 kms away from the town.
The railway head is located Nagapattinam. The district is well connected major districts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. There are daily trains available to Chennai, Ernakulum and Cimbatore.
The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation provides more than 150 buses services connecting various cities and districts of Tamil Nadu to Nagapattinam. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include SRM Transports, Seabird Tourists and Universal Travels. Ticketgoose.com offers the best ticket prices to its customers. So, go ahead and book your tickets through Ticketgoose.
A city and a Municipal Corporation in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, Ongole is famous for the Ongole breed of oxen, which is one of the major Zebu cattle breeds in the world. The Ongole breed is sent across the globe and even an island in Malaysia is named after the oxen. The city houses many temples that date back to the 17th century. Agriculture is the primary industry and Ongole is one of the major tobacco trading centres in Andhra Pradesh.
Budget Hotels in Ongole
There are many hotels in Ongole. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sarovar, Ramya Residency, Hotel Central Park and Apsara Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Telugu is the Local Language.
Events in Ongole
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Ongole bull rock-pulling competitions are conducted as a part of traditional festival celebrations at some villages near the city.
Places to See in Ongole
The Sri Raja Rajeswara Swami Temple , Kaasi Visweswara Swami temple, Chenna Keswva Swami Temple, Veeranjaneya Swami temple, J.M.B.Church and Jamia Masjid are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Vijayawada.
Ongole has its own Railway Station.
Ongole APSRTC Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Meghana Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sai Varma Travels and Rukmini Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.