A major town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Tuni is well known for the export of mangoes. Nearly 250 varieties of mangoes are grown here. Also famous for betel leaves cultivation, cashew nuts and jute bags, Tuni is located close to Kummari Lova, a village that is known the ‘Panchasheela Buddhist Centre’ as five Buddhist ‘stupas’ were found here during recent archaeological excavations. The famous and one of the oldest sugar factories in the state, Tandava sugars is located in Tuni.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Tuni that offer affordable accommodation. Places like Geeta Lodge, Amrutha Lodge, Vijaya Lodge and Ravi Teja Lodge located within a 1km of the bus stand offer rooms form Rs.500 onwards.
All the annual religious festivals and temple festivals are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to visit
Lord Satyanarayana Swamy in Annavaram (18kms), Sri Talupulamma Lova (4kms) and Pentakota lighthouse (11.5kms) are places to visit in the neighbouring towns.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam (100kms).
Tuni has its own railway station.
Tuni bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are many bus operators Kesineni Travels, Sree Kaleswari Travels, Navin Travels, Reddy Express, Sree Kaleswari Travels and Meghana Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.
Kayalpattinam, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, is based at a distance of 623 km from the capital city of Chennai. Situated along the Bay of Bengal, its pristine beach and Pandyan port are the major attractions of Kayalpattinam. According to history, the port was used by the Pandyas to connect to Sri Lanka and the Gulf of Mannar for its pearl fisheries. Its district headquarters, Tuticorin, is about 31 km away from here.
Budget Hotels in Kayalpattinam
The hotels in Kayalpattinam are very basic. Its nearest urban region, Thiruchendur (9 km) has several budget hotels like Moorthi Mani Iyer Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), Balamurugam Residency (Tariff-Rs.500), Ashok Bhavan Lodge (Tariff-Rs.500), Chendur Residency (Tariff-Rs. 700)and others.
Tamil is the official language of this area.
Events in Kayalpattinam
Some important festivals of this region are Ugadi (April) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places to See in Kayalpattinam
Pandyan port and Kombuthurai beach are the major attractions within the town. Some of the popular hubs in Thiruchendur are Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil, Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave, Melaputhukudi Ayyanar temple (10 km), Kudirai Mozhitheri (12 km) and Panchalamkurichi Fort.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport located at a distance of 32 km is the major airport near this area.
Kayalpattinam has a railway station of its own, which is the Kayalpattinam Railway Station.
Both state and private buses operate in this area. SRM Travels is a private operator catering to this town. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.