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.
Known as the Steel City of South India, Salem is located at the base of the beautiful Yercaud hills. The place derived its name from the word Sailam meaning a place bound by mountains. Salem has captured a huge market for the manufacture of stainless steel and handlooms.
Place to Stay
There are several good budget hotels that are easy on your pocket. Some of good hotels are— Sri Durga Residency (Tariff –Rs 1,900), Park Plaza Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1000), Hotel Silver Palace (Tariff –Rs.1000 to 2000) and Hotel Hema Internationals (Tariff –Rs 500 to 1000).
Mariamman festival is celebrated during the month of july. This famous festival is celebrated for 15 days
Every festival in Salem is celebrated with vigor and enthusiasm.
Tamil is the main language spoken in the region.
Places to Visit
1008 Lingam Temple (10 kms from Salem), Poiman Karadu (9 km from Salem), Siddhar Temple (22 kms from Salem), Sugavaneshwarar Temple ( 1km from old bus stand)and Kurumpapatti Zoological Park (6km from Salem).
How to Get There
The airport is situated about 20kms away from the city. Salem Airport is positioned at Kaamalapuram. This airport which is constructed at the cost of 6 crore provides flight services for some districts of Tamil Nadu
Salem Junction railway station is located about 5 km from Salem. This is considered to be an important railway junction in the southern railway. Many direct trains halt and depart from Salem station.
Salem has two bus terminus called MGR central bus terminus and Town bus stand. MGR central bus terminus connects to all the states in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile the Town bus stand only serves for the local city. Bus operators that offer daily scheduled traveling services at lowest price include Hosanna Tours And Travels Pvt Ltd, S M S Travels and Tharai Travels and Parcels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.