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.
Vyttila is an intersection as well as the name of a region in the city of Kochi, in Kerala. This node intersects the main north-south artery of the state of Kerala, namely, the National Highway 47, with three city roads of Kochi viz, the S. A. Road (east-west), the Vyttila-Petta Road, and the Thammanam Road. Vyttila is also the name of the region in the city of Kochi, of which the Vyttila Intersection is a part. Until 1967, Vyttila was a panchayat.
Places to stay:
Some of the budget hotels in Vyttila are Alankar Tourist Home (Tariff – Less than Rs.1000), Hotel MJM International (Tariff – Less than Rs.1000) and Hotel Anugraha (Tariff – Less than Rs.1000)
The official language of Vyttila is Malayalam.
Places to Visit
Nearby tourist places are Kochi (10 kms), Kalady (37 kms), Mararikulam (45 kms) and Athirappilly (60 kms).
How to get there
Kochi Airport (24 kms) is the nearest to Vyttila.
Eranakulam Junction railway station (5 kms), Tirunettur railway station (7 kms) are the very nearby railway stations to Vyttila.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Vyttila include Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada), Shama Transport, KPN Travels. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.