Thuckalay is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Kanyakumari district. The district headquarters, as well as the nearest major urban hub, Kanyakumari, is located at a distance of 34 km south-east. Being close to Kanyakumari defines what the place is likely to be – abound with picturesque green fields, coconut trees, places of worship as well as high winds.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Kanyakumari. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Tri Sea Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Gopi Nivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vivekanandapuram (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Malayalam is also widely spoken and understood due to its proximity to Kerala.
The important festivals celebrated are Pongal in January, Vishu in April, Vinayagar Chathurthi , Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Being close to the coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. The lush green fields with coconut trees is another treat inlands. The historic Padmanabhapuram Palace is the iconic tourist destination of Thuckalay. Some of the other places to visit in the neighbouring Kanyakumari are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the Thiruvalluvar Statue and the Muttom Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport at a distance of 56 km.
Kanyakumari Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 35 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. Buses to the town are readily available from Kanyakumari as well as Thiruvananthapuram. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.
Avinasi is a suburb in the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It is located on NH74 and there are plans to develop Avinasi into a satellite town in the future. This part of Coimbatore is well known for its rich cultural heritage.
Budget Hotels in Avinashi
Low and mid-range budgets such as Hotel Raj Palace (Rs 1500) and Panchwati Motels (Rs 1200) can be found here.
Tamil, Hindi and English are the local languages spoken in Gandhipuram.
Events in Avinashi
Krishna Ashtami, Ugadi, VijayaDashami, Diwali, Eid and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Places to See in Avinashi
Avinasi has more than 15 temples, few of them being Mondipalayam Sri Balaji temple, Chenniaandaver temple, Mariyammaan temple well within the distance of 20km.
How to Get There
Coimbatore Airport is 7km from the city. The airport is well connected domestically and internationally to several destinations.
Coimbatore Junction and Tirupur Railway station is a couple of kilometres from Avinasi and is well connected to all the stations across the country.
The Avinasi bus stand is one of the major bus stands in this part of the suburb as it is located on NH74. State and private run buses and TNSRTC provide service towards several other destinations across South India and further. Opt for online bus ticket reservation to renowned tourist places in India by logging on to several bus booking websites.