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.
Edapal is a town in the southern state of Kerala. It is located at close proximity to Malappuram. The economy is mostly a money-order economy and most of the money that comes in here are from its locals who are employed in Middle East.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options available in Guruvayur located 20km away such as, Mayura Residency (Rs 1500), Elite Hotel (Rs 1500) and Bhasuri Inn Hotel (Rs 1200).
BiyyamKayal Boat Race is held every year, Onam, Vishu, Christmas, Holi, Eid and Diwali, are celebrations that take place annually.
Malayalam is the most commonly used local language in Edapal. English is rarely used.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Edapal are the Thali temple, Ponnani port, Kodalil Vishnu temple around 15-20km from the city.
How to Get There
Calicut airport is 80km from here whereas Cochin is 100km. Both have good connectivity with the rest of the country.
Kuttipuram Railway station is 10km from Edapal. Passengers would have to further travel to the next big city junction to access other cities via rail.
Valayamkulam bus stand is the closest to Edapal. KSRTC bus operators offer quality service to closest cities. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.