Nithiravilai is a town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Kanyakumari district. It shares its border with Kerala. It has a small population with people running small businesses which form the base of its economy.
Places to Stay
It is difficult to find budget accommodation in Nithiravilai. It is usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Tamil is the local language spoken in Nithiravilai. Hindi and English are common too.
Places to Visit
Edappadu beach, Poovar beach are 8-10km away. Other interesting places such as Madavoorpara, Boothalinga Swamy Temple and St. Peters Church are 50-60km from Nithiravilai.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is located 35km away and offers connections to major cities around the country.
Most railway stations are more than 10km away. Each one would help get to the next town. However, it is best recommended to make arrangements from Thiruvananthapuram Railway station.
Most railway stations are just a few kilometres away. It is best recommended to make arrangements from Thiruvananthapuram bus stand. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.
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.