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.
Udumalaipet also popularly referred to as “Udumalai “ is a part of the Udumalaipettai taluk which belongs to the Tirupur District of Tamil Nadu. This place is known for its resorts and together with Pollachi is one of the twin cities that is segregated from Coimbatore,
Budget Hotels in Udumalapet
Ananth Lodge, Annai Lodge, Ganesh Lodge and Priya Lodge are some of the budget hotels having tariffs between Rs.500-Rs.100o where one can stay while visiting Udumalaipet.
The official language of Udumalaipet is Tamil.
Events in Udumalapet
Udumalpet Car Festival is the main festival of this town which is celebrated every year with great pomp and show.
Places to See in Udumalapet
Chinnar 25 km , Pollachi 29 km, Palani 35 km Thirumoorthi Dam 20 Kms are some of the tourist spots near Udumalaipet that are worth paying a visit.
How to Get There
Coimbatore is about 69 Km from Udumalaipet and is the nearest airport.
Railway Station Udumalpet Coimbatore Tamilnadu is about 1.1km from this city and is the main railway station of Udumalaipet.
SM Travels, Arasu Travels, Sri Hari Travels are some of the popular bus operators that run regular buses to and from Udumalaipet to cities like Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Erode, Salem etc. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to ticketgoose.com.