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.
Tuticorin is also popularly known as Thoothukudi. The word Thoothukudi derives its meaning from two Tamil words –Thootu (dig) and Kudi (drink). The region is most famous for Pearls and it is traditionally known for pearl fishing and ship industries. This place has a huge port and it is popular for it as Tuticorin is considered to be one of the oldest seaports in the world. The place is relatively warm and pleasant from January to March and is enjoyable to visit during these months.
Budget Hotels in Tuticorin
There are several hotels that provide enjoyable accommodation for tourists at a reasonable price. They are Sathya Park and Resort (Tariff –Rs.900), Geetha International Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600), Sugam Hotel, Tuticorin (Tariff –Rs.500) and Jony International Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600)
Events in Tuticorin
Panimaya Matha Thiruvila is the most celebrated festival in Thoothukudi. It happens every year during the month of July or August.
Tamil, is the most spoken tongue in Tutocorin while the other language spoken in this region include English.
Places to See in Tuticorin
Some of the interesting places that brings in different kinds of tourists to Tuticorin are the Paniya Matha Church (1km), Manapad (60kms), Ottapidaram (22kms), Tuticorin Port (29 kms), Kattabomman Memorial Fort (20kms from bus stand), Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary (20kms east of old bus stand), Tiruchendur Temple (40kms) and The Basilica of the Lady of Snows (1.8kms).
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport is located at Vagaikulam which is about 14 km from the heart of the city. The Government has been making plans to broaden and modernize the facility to include more aircrafts.
Thoothukudi railway junction is considered to be one of the oldest railway stations in India. The first railway line between Madurai and Thoothukudi was established in 1874. Now the railway line connects to major cities which include Chennai to Tuticorin, Bangalore, Madurai, Mysore, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.
Thoothukudi New bus stand is located on Ettaiyapuram road; while the old bus station is situated in Palayamkottai road. These two bus stations serve local and interstate travelers. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.