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.
Velankanni, a town in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, is a popular coastal destination located near the shores of Bay of Bengal. It is 350 km away from south of Chennai and 14 km from Nagapattinam. The town is famous for its Our Lady of Velankanni Church, which attracts about 1.5 million people annually during the 10-day festival celebrated in August and September. With several places of tourist interests and beaches, Velankanni attracts millions of people every year from across the world.
Budget Hotels in Velankanni
There are many budget hotels to stay near Velankanni. They include the Golden Sand (Tariff – Rs. 928 onwards), Hotel Picnic Country Club (Tariff – Rs. 825 onwards).
Tamil is the main language spoken in Velankanni. English, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Konkani, Hindi and Marathi are also spoken in some parts.
Events in Velankanni
A 10-day festival celebrated at Our Lady of Velankani Church in August and September.
Places to See in Velankanni
Nagapattinam (11 km), Nagore (17 km), Thiruvarur (27 km), Karaikal (30 km), Velankanni Beach, Our Lady of Velankanni Church, Nagore Sikkal and Sri Rangam temple are some of the nearby places to visit.
How to Get There
Civil Airport located about 140 km from Velankanni is the nearest airport.
The closest railway station is Andanappettai railway station, situated 9 km away.
Velankanni has a wide road network connecting major cities in Tamil Nadu and other states in India. There are several regular government and private buses plying from Nagercoil, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Trivandrum and Ernakulam to Velankanni. Some of the top private bus operators include Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels, TVLS Transport, JRS Travels and RBR Travels. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.