Uthamapalayam is a small town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town being in close proximity to Kerala has a lush green backdrop marked by beautiful blue hills, green paddy fields and coconut trees. The nearest city from here is Idukki, across the border in Kerala at a distance of 55 km. Those who want to experience rural life in a typical South Indian village should come here.
Places to Stay
There are no good places to put up in the town. However, Idukki has great budget hotels on offer. Some of the options which are worth trying are Edassery Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mountain View (Tariff – Rs. 500), Chandana Annexe (Tariff – Rs. 750) and Stonage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. With Kerala just next door, Malayalam is also widely understood. English is also used for interactions with non-South Indian visitors.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The main places of interest lie in the Idukki district which is known for its greenery. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Munnar (92 km), Marayur (132 km), Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (adjacent to Munnar) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 136 km.
The closest major railway station is the Ernakulam South Railway Junction at a distance of 146 km.
Both state-run as well as private operators ply their vehicles on the roads surrounding this village, among which the reputed Kallada Travels is one.Buses to the area are available from Idukki. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.
The city of Cuddalore is located in Tamil Nadu. The Pennaiyar, Kedilam and Paravanar rivers meet in this city, thereby getting its name from the word koodalur which means confluence. Cuddalore has many temples and monuments which witnessed the reign of the Pallavas and the Cholas during the medieval period. Some of the major points of interest are Pataleeshwarar Temple, Devanathaswami Temple, Fort St David and The Garden City. The state capital, Chennai, is located at a distance of 183 km
Budget Hotels in Cuddalore
Cuddalore houses several budget hotels like Arcot Woodlands Hotel (Tariff-Rs.300), P.R.S Boarding & Lodging (Tariff-Rs.400), V J Guest House (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel Durai (Tariff-Rs.700) and others.
Tamil is the official language of this region.
Events in Cuddalore
Thai Poosam is celebrated with much vigour in December and January.
Places to See in Cuddalore
The Silver BeachPichavaram is a large mangrove forest with boating facilities that attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year The Padaleeswarar temple are some of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
You can avail of the Cuddalore airport facility.
The two important stations located near to Cuddalore are Cuddalore Port Junction as well as Thirupdirippuliyur.
There are numerous luxury buses that ply to and fro from here. The people can avail of all these bus facilities through Rathi Meena travels. It has AC Volvo as well as Semi Sleeper. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.