Thiruppalaikkudi, a village Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district, is 480 km from Chennai and 36 km from Ramanathapuram. As it is within the proximity of Bay of Bengal, the climatic changes affects this region. It is surrounded by Tiruvadanai, Nainarkoil, Ilayankudi, and Bogalur.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ramanathapuram which is 36 km from Thiruppalaikkudi. The hotels are MKM Lodge on Devipatinam Road (Tariff – Rs.196), Hotel Velumanickam Inn in Swamy Vivekananda Salai (Tariff – Rs.405), and Hotel Rupee Sky Palace (Tariff – Rs.590).
The official language spoken in Thiruppalaikuddi is Tamil.
The Important Festivals of Thiruppalaikuddi is Pongal in January, Kavadi during January-February, and Tamil New Year in April,
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ramanathapuram which is 36 km from Thiruppalaikkudi; the famous being the Ramanathaswamy temple, Badrakali Amman Temple, and Kothandaramaswamy Temple. The Kurusadai Island located between the mainland and the Pamban Bridge is famous for its marine biology.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thiruppalaikkudi is 95 km at Madurai.
The nearest railway station is at Paramakkudi (32 km).
Thiruppalaikkudi is connected to nearby cities by state-run buses and private buses. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.
Thiruvalla is the largest town in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. Well known as the temple town, it is renowned for its religious monuments, numerous temples and history. It also is the key to the gate of Sabarimala. Numerous pilgrims visit Thiruvalla during the festive season and the small town beams with the festive mood and festivals.
Places to Stay
Because of the heavy tourist rush, there are numerous hotels which are located at nearby distances from the railway station and bus stands. They are budget friendly and comfortable to be in.Hotel Panchami is located at a walk able distance from the station as well as bus station. (Tariff- RS 1000 per night) Hotel Voyage- (Tariff- 1000 Rs) - located at a distance of 1 km from the railway station. Besotta International Hotel (Tariff- Rs 1500 and above) -2.4 km s from the railway station.
The five-day youth festival of Mahatma Gandhi University Union, named as Sargodayam-2012’, hosted in Thiruvalla from February 29 to March 4 which consists of local music , dance, singing and all kind of cultural activities. Thiruvalla hosts the Onam festival every year consisting of grand elephants and a great meal.
The official language of Thiruvalla is malayalam. English is also spoken to some extent.
Places to Visit
Thiruvalla has a large percentage of Christian population and as a result there are various famous and most visited churches to visit. There are various places to see in Thiruvalla including theShri Vallabha Maha Kshetram or the Thiruvalla temple, the famous Palikkara Church, Niranam church and Parumala Church. It is also famous for the Kaviyoor Hanuman temple and Mahadev temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kochi airport which is around 86 kms away from the city of thiruvalla.
Trains from Thiruvall station are well connected to southern India and Western India. There are regular trains to, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram Ernakulam and Palakkad. The train fares are really cheap priced at 100-500, and thus needs to be booked in advance.
Bus is the most important means of transport and available to and from every location in and outside Kerala. Buses connect thiruvalla to the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kollam and Kannur. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.