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.
Naidupetta is the fourth largest town in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. Situated on the banks of Swarnamukhi River, this town is 33 km away from Venkatagiri, 66 km from Tirupati, 68 km from Nellore and 106 km from Chennai. Being an industrial town, it is home to several textiles, sugar and packaged drinking water industries.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Naidupeta, but good budget hotels are available in Tirupati. Some of them include 7 Hills Inn (Tariff – Rs. 946), Bhanu Residency (Tariff – Rs. 663), Hotel Jayasyam Inn (Tariff – Rs.795) and Hotel Bhimas Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 960).
Telugu is the official language of Naidupeta. Urdu and Tamil are the other languages spoken in the town.
Yeti Pandaga, the three-day annual kite festival, celebrated during Pongal in January is the most popular of all the events in Naidupeta. Urusu is another important event celebrated in March. Other festivals include Jatara held in May and Ayyapah Pooja in December.
Places of Interest
Besides the innumerable temples in Naidupeta, there are several destinations of interest nearby. A day’s visit is the best option to see Shrikalahasti (53 km) Tirupati (66 km), Nellore (68), Thiruthani (90 km), Pulicat Lake (113 km) and Vijayawada (340 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, which is 119 km away from the city.
Naidupeta has its own railway station, which is 25 km away from the town. But the major railhead on this route is Tirupati railway station, which is 67 km away.
Buses are available daily from major cities like Gudur, Vishakapatnam, Chennai, Nellore, Venkatagiri, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Some of the major operators on this route include Kesineni Travels and Kaveri Kamakshi Travels. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.