Sankagiri is a town in the Salem district state of Tamil Nadu. With a population of more than 150000 people its literacy rate of 68% is above the national average. It is a historical centre owing its significance to the Sankagiri fort. Agriculture was the basis of its economy for a long time until recently where in truck transport, cement industries and mills are now speedily taking over.
Places to Stay
Visitors can find budget accommodations in Tiruchengode such as Balaji lodge, R.K Lodge, MK Lodge and Hotel Livinn within a range of Rs.1500.
Festivals like Thai Poosam, Pongal, Ugadi and Diwali are celebrated in town.
Tamil is the local languages spoken in Sankagiri.
Places to Visit
Sankagiri Fort, Varadaraja Perumal temple and CSI Nathaniel Memorial Church are the local attractions in Sankagiri within 15km of the city centre.
How to Get There
Salem airport is 40km from Sankagiri and is the closest available airport. There are regular flights to a few cities from here.
Sankagiri Drug Railway Station is the main railway station. It provides connections to Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Kochi among others.
NH47 passes through Sankagiri bus stand. Buses to Chennai, Villupuram, Neyvelli, and Chidambaram can be reached directly. TNSRTC and other private operators are the inter-state bus transport available. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.
A mining and power generation township in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, Neyveli is one of the modern, well-planned townships in the country. A Township that was developed after lignite mining started in the region; Neyveli houses power plants that generate a large percentage of thermal power in the state. Well-connected by rail and road, the township has many places of worship and also has some of best educational institutions in the region.
Budget Hotels in Neyveli
There are many hotels in Neyveli. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Radha, Blue Diamond Hotel and Restaurant and Sri Venkateswara Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Tamil is commonly spoken in this region
Events in Neyveli
All annual festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. Thaipoosam festival at the Villudayanpattu temple of Lord Murugan and the 'Panguni Uthiram' festival for the Lord Murugan at Villudayanpatti Temple are special in Neyveli.
Places to See in Neyveli
The samathi of Saint Vallalar Sri Ramalinga (7kms), the Natarajar Temple, which has the largest Panchaloha idol and the first in Asia, the 600-year old Khasi Vishwanathar temple at Vadakku Vellur, a mosque, church and Jain temple are located within 1km of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Puducherry
Neyveli has its own Railway Station
Neyveli Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like KPN Travels, Hindusthan Travels, ARC Travels and Universal Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.