Tenkasi is situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats near the famous tourist spot —Courtallam Waterfalls. This is also refered as the "Varanasi of Southern India". This place is most famous for the 500 year old Lord Shiva Temple Vishwanatha Temple which was built during the time of the Pandya King. Tenkasi is one of the largest municipality in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu has many industries such as Gingelly oil mills, coconut oil mills, fiber mills, and handloom industry.
Budget Hotels in Tenkasi
There are good budget hotels in Theni . Some of them are Sri Janakiram Hotel, Tirunelveli (Tariff – Rs.650), Aryaas Hotel, (Tariff – Rs.1,250), Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff – Rs.500) and Megamalai tourism (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Tenkasi is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Tenkasi
Some of the famous festivals and events in Tenkasi include 10 Masi Magam, Navarathri Festival and Badra Deepa festival
Places to See in Tenkasi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Tenkasi. Some of the places include Kasi Viswanathar Temple( 55 kms from Tirunelveli) and Coutrallam Water Falls ( 6 kms fromTenkasi).
How to Get There
The only closest airport to Tenkasi, is Trivandrum International Airport. It is located about 113 kms away from Tenkas.
Tenkasi Junction is connected to some of districts and states of South India.
Tenkasi has two bus terminus and there are long distance buses plying to Chennai, Bengaluru, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Parveen Travels Pvt Ltd, KPN Travels India Ltd and S.R.S. Travels. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.
Kaliyakkavilai is situated about 52 km from Kanyakumari, which is its district headquarters. This lush green town is filled with coconut groves, making it even more scenic. If you are visiting Kanyakumari and you want to stay away from the bustling city, head to Kaliyakkavilai and enjoy in the lap of nature. It is very near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border and is situated on the National Highway 47, making it a well connected village.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels in the village. Tourists has numerous options to choose from, including Hotel President (Tariff – Rs.648), Hotel Prathiba Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 583), Hill Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 783), and Kailas Inn (Tariff – Rs.631).
Tamil is the official language of Kaliyakkavilai. However, Malayalam and English are also spoken in the area.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Kaliyakkavilai are Pongal in January, Vishu and Puthandu in April, Onam in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
This village makes for a perfect weekend getaway. St Anthony’s Church is one of the major attractions. Kovalam beach is also 31 km away from here. Other places of interest lie in Kamyakumari, which is about 52 km away.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport, which is located at a distance of 37 km, is the nearest airport from the village.
The major railhead connecting this place to other cities is the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway Station, which is 32 km away.
Buses ply regularly from Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and Chennai. Rathimeena Travels, SRM Travels, Parveen Travels, SRS Travels are some of the operators plying their buses on this route.