Thandavankadu is a small town situated in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. It is at a distance of around 48 km from the port city of Tuticorin and 69 km from Kanyakumari. The main tourist attraction of the town is an ancient tree called Aathi maram, which has been worshipped by the local people for centuries. It is also said to possess excellent medicinal qualities, capable of curing severe ailments.
Places to Stay
Thandavankadu offers a wide variety of hotels in nearby areas, pertaining to all types of people. Sparsa Resort in Kanyakumari (Tariff – Rs. 4000) and Roxel Inn in Tuticorin (Tariff – Rs. 1317) are some of them.
The official language of Thandavankadu is Tamil. Apart from this, few local languages are also spoken by some residents.
Thandavankadu is famous for its Dussehra celebrations, which are held in the month of October. The place is also well-known for its grand annual festival which is organized in the month of August.
Places of Interest
Nearby places worth visiting include Kulasekarapattinam launch pad site (2.6 km from Thandavankadu), Adaikalapuram (5.6 km from Thandavankadu), the Athinarayanaswamy Temple and Tharuvai (8.5 km from Thandavankadu).
How to Get There
The domestic airport at Tuticorin is the nearest airport to Thandavankadu. It is located at the countryside with a distance of about 16.9 km from the city of Tuticorin.
There are a number of trains plying to Kanyakumari and Tuticorin from various cities, from where Thandavankadu can be reached by road.
There are about 74 bus routes available from Thandavankadu, and most of the buses are bound for Chennai. Hasan Travels operates in the area. It has a reputation of providing a safe and comfortable journey to passengers. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.
Kayalpattinam, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, is based at a distance of 623 km from the capital city of Chennai. Situated along the Bay of Bengal, its pristine beach and Pandyan port are the major attractions of Kayalpattinam. According to history, the port was used by the Pandyas to connect to Sri Lanka and the Gulf of Mannar for its pearl fisheries. Its district headquarters, Tuticorin, is about 31 km away from here.
Budget Hotels in Kayalpattinam
The hotels in Kayalpattinam are very basic. Its nearest urban region, Thiruchendur (9 km) has several budget hotels like Moorthi Mani Iyer Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), Balamurugam Residency (Tariff-Rs.500), Ashok Bhavan Lodge (Tariff-Rs.500), Chendur Residency (Tariff-Rs. 700)and others.
Tamil is the official language of this area.
Events in Kayalpattinam
Some important festivals of this region are Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places to See in Kayalpattinam
Pandyan port and Kombuthurai beach are the major attractions within the town. Some of the popular hubs in Thiruchendur are Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil, Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave, Melaputhukudi Ayyanar temple (10 km), Kudirai Mozhitheri (12 km) and Panchalamkurichi Fort.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport located at a distance of 32 km is the major airport near this area.
Kayalpattinam has a railway station of its own, which is the Kayalpattinam Railway Station.
Both state and private buses operate in this area. SRM Travels is a private operator catering to this town. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.