Vallam is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is just 13 km to the south-west from Thanjavur, and hence it can be described as a suburb of Thanjavur. Located not too far from the Kollidam river, Vallam is known for its religious diversity and coexistence. Nature as well as spiritualists will find this place interesting.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are better in the city of Thanjavur which lies at a distance of 58 km. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring are Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Lion City Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Ramnath (Tariff – Rs. 900), Valli Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of Avudayarkoil is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town is famous for the white marble made Mela Pallivasal Mosque, the Eid-ka-Masjid located on a hilltop from where you can get a magnificent view of the town, the Ekavuri Amman Temple and a church. Places of tourist interest are mostly located in Thanjavur. Some of the places worth exploring are Brihadisvara Temple and Fort, Sri Subramanya Shrine, Annai Vailankanni Shrine and the Thanjavur Royal Palace and Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport at a distance of 51 km.
Thanjavur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 11 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. Parveen Travels is one such private operator. Buses for the town are available from Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.