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.
Nithiravilai is a town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Kanyakumari district. It shares its border with Kerala. It has a small population with people running small businesses which form the base of its economy.
Places to Stay
It is difficult to find budget accommodation in Nithiravilai. It is usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Tamil is the local language spoken in Nithiravilai. Hindi and English are common too.
Places to Visit
Edappadu beach, Poovar beach are 8-10km away. Other interesting places such as Madavoorpara, Boothalinga Swamy Temple and St. Peters Church are 50-60km from Nithiravilai.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is located 35km away and offers connections to major cities around the country.
Most railway stations are more than 10km away. Each one would help get to the next town. However, it is best recommended to make arrangements from Thiruvananthapuram Railway station.
Most railway stations are just a few kilometres away. It is best recommended to make arrangements from Thiruvananthapuram bus stand. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.