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.
A panchayat town in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu,Eruvadihas the river Nambi flowing through it. The town is one of the oldest in the state and is believed to have existed for the last 800-1000years. The spread of Islam is attributed as the reason for the development of this town.
Places to Stay
There are not many places to stay in Ervadi. Tourists visiting the place can stay at the Hotel Sri Venkateswara Lodge in Valliyur, which offers rooms for Rs.500 onwards
All annual religious festivals like Ramzan, Pongal, Diwali and Christmas is celebrated here.
Tamil is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Peer Shahib Grand Mosque, Mohideen Masjid, Baith-As-Salaam Masjid and Mohaideen Masjid are places to visit in the heart of town.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (125 km)
The nearest railway station is at Valliyur(5kms)
Ervadi Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Rathimeena Travels and Tippu Sultan Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.