Parappadi is a village in the Radhapuram taluka in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The district headquarters, Tirunelveli city, is located at a distance of 44 km north. The picturesque town of Kanyakumari is not far either and is located at a distance of 59 km south. Those with an urge to taste authentic South Indian cuisine, visit temples as well as beaches should definitely visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village, the place does not have proper lodging facilities to accommodate tourists. Good budget hotels are available in Tirunelveli. Some of them are Balaji Mansion Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300 onwards), Sakunthala International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards) and Seethalakshmi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 350 onwards).
Tamil is the official language in Parappadi.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself does not have great places of interest unlike Rajahmundry. Some of the places worth visiting in the district headquarters of Tirunelveli are Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Agasthiyar Falls, Vettuvan Koil Temple, Suyambulingaswamy Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Tuticorin Airport at a distance of 75 km.
Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 44 km.
The leading bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Parappadi are Sree Lakshmi Travels and Sree Jothi Travels. State-run buses are also available in the area. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.