Nagercoil is located in Tamil Nadu. It is also the district headquarters of Kanyakumari district. Renowned for its e- governance system, it was merged into the state of Tamil Nadu in 1956, before which it was a part of the royal state of Travancore. It is a highly prosperous town considering a majority of its population are non-resident Indians (NRIs).
Budget Hotels in Nagercoil
There are good budget hotels in Nagercoil. Some of them are Hotel Sri Maniya (Tariff – Rs. 950 and 0.5 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station), Hotel J.S. Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 400 and 2 km from Nagarcoil Railway Station), and Hotel Cape Residency (Tariff – Rs. 924 and 19 km from Nagarcoil Railway Station).
Tamil is the official language. English is also spoken along with Malayalam in certain parts.
Events in Nagercoil
Pongal is the most important festival that is celebrated among the Tamil community all through the state. The other major festival celebrated here is the Malayalee New Year,'Onam'.
Places to See in Nagercoil
The Udayagiri Fort (15 km from Nagercoil station), Padmanabhapuram Palace (14 km from Nagercoil station) and the Vivekananda Rock Memorial (18 km from Nagercoil station) are some of the places of interest.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Nagercoil is Trivandrum Airport (57 km).
Nagercoil has its own railway station and is well connected to different parts of the country.
Online booking of bus tickets has certainly made life easier for travellers. Operators like Tippu Sultan Travels and Kallada Tours & Travels ply their buses to Nagercoil. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.
Oorambu is the name of a marketplace in picturesque South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Kanyakumari at a distance of 60 km south-east along the coast. The capital of the neighbouring state of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, is not too far away either and lies 33 km north-west. Those with a desire to explore a vast expanse of an ocean, high winds, temples, beaches, crystal-clear water and cuisine should definitely try this place out.
Places to Stay
The best place to find good budget hotels in the area is Kanyakumari. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Tri Sea Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Gopi Nivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vivekanandapuram (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Malayalam is also widely spoken and understood due to its proximity to Kerala.
The important festivals celebrated are Pongal in January, Vishu in April, Vinayagar Chathurthi , Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Being on the coast, the place never runs short of tourist places. Virtually wherever you stop, it is a tourist spot. The lush green fields with coconut trees are a treat when you move inlands. The historic Padmanabhapuram Palace is only 28 km east of the town. Some of the other places to visit in Kanyakumari are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the Thiruvalluvar Statue and the Muttom Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram at a distance of 37 km.
Trivandrum Central Railway Station in Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 33 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. Buses to the town are available from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get bus booking online to over 4,000 destinations across the country.