Vaniyambadi is a town of the district Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The name ‘Vaniyambadi’ has been derived from the word ‘Vani’ which is another name for the Hindu Goddess Saraswati and ‘padi’ which means ‘to sing.’ According to folklore, Vani was requested to sing in this area by the Shiva and Vishnu who are popular Hindu Gods. Leather tanning and coconut plantations are key sources of livelihood in Vaniyambadi. The population mix of Vaniyambadi comprises of people from the Hindu, Jain and Christian communities.
Places to Stay
Several budget-friendly hotels can be found in the Vellore district. These include places such as Hotel Mount Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 728), Millennium Residency (Tariff – Rs. 816) and Sri Srinivasa Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1405.)
The official language of Vaniyambadi is Tamil. Urdu is also spoken here.
Some of the major local festivals of Vaniyambadi include Pongal (mid-January), Eid (October), Deepavali (November), Christmas (December.)
Places of Interest
Yelagiri (25 km away) is a famous hill station which is situated near Vaniyambadi. Another major attraction is the Vainu Bappu Observatory. Asia's second largest telescope is stationed in the Indian Institute of Astrophysics which is located in Kavalur village which is near Vaniyambadi. The Atitheeswarar (Shiva) temple and Sundara Varadaraja Perumal (Vishnu) are some of the old temples that are frequently visited in this area.
How to Get There
The Bangalore International Airport is the airport nearest to Vaniyambadi.
The Jolarpet railway junction is the railway station nearest to Vaniyambadi.
There is a bus stand in the Vaniyambadi district which has busses that connect it to major cities such as Hyderabad, Cochin, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai and Salem. Kesineni Travels, Diwakar Travels, PSM Travels and Sri Venkateswara Bus Service are some of the good bus operators in this region that connect to Vaniyambadi. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.
Avinasi is a suburb in the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It is located on NH74 and there are plans to develop Avinasi into a satellite town in the future. This part of Coimbatore is well known for its rich cultural heritage.
Budget Hotels in Avinashi
Low and mid-range budgets such as Hotel Raj Palace (Rs 1500) and Panchwati Motels (Rs 1200) can be found here.
Tamil, Hindi and English are the local languages spoken in Gandhipuram.
Events in Avinashi
Krishna Ashtami, Ugadi, VijayaDashami, Diwali, Eid and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Places to See in Avinashi
Avinasi has more than 15 temples, few of them being Mondipalayam Sri Balaji temple, Chenniaandaver temple, Mariyammaan temple well within the distance of 20km.
How to Get There
Coimbatore Airport is 7km from the city. The airport is well connected domestically and internationally to several destinations.
Coimbatore Junction and Tirupur Railway station is a couple of kilometres from Avinasi and is well connected to all the stations across the country.
The Avinasi bus stand is one of the major bus stands in this part of the suburb as it is located on NH74. State and private run buses and TNSRTC provide service towards several other destinations across South India and further. Opt for online bus ticket reservation to renowned tourist places in India by logging on to several bus booking websites.