Vedaranyam, a coastal city in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district, was the epicenter of numerous historical events. The salt march by C. Rajagopalachari was launched from this city. A memorial in the city stands witness to this event that took place in 1930. A few of the neighbouring cities of Vedaranyam include Thiruthuraipoondi, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur.
Budget Hotels in Vedaranyam
There are not many accommodation facilities in this city. For budget hotels, one has to travel to Velankanni, which is 39 km away from Vedaranyam. Some of the hotels available are Hotel Sea Gate (Tariff – Rs.837), Hotel Picnic (Tariff – Rs.668) and Lee Garden Guest House (Tariff – Rs.497).
The official language spoken in Vedaranyam is Tamil.
Events in Vedaranyam
Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November are some of the festivals celebrated in Vedaranyam.
Places to See in Vedaranyam
There are a number of tourist attractions in and around Vedaranyam. These attractions are Kodiakarai Sanctuary (17 km), Velankanni (39 km), Point Calimere Beach (17 km), Muniyappan Lake (9 km) and Periyakuthagai, 10 km away from Vedaranyam.
How to Get There
Tiruchirapalli International Airport is the closest airport, being 162 km away from Vedaranyam.
Agastyampalli Railway Station is located within a 600-m radius from the main city center. It connects the city to all major railway stations.
The city of Vedaranyam has a good network of state-run and private buses from nearby towns and states. There are many private bus operators such as RBR Travels, Ravibala Roadways, Rathi Meena Travels and JRS Happy Travels that run buses daily from Chennai to Vedaranyam. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers
Anakapalli town is part of the Greater Visakhapatnam in the coastal district of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The town is famous for its jaggery and ranks second in the country in terms of imports and exports. Other than being an important business centre, the town is also home to many Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian places of worship.
Places to Stay
For options, one will have to consider Visakhapatnam. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950), Dwaraka Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) Morya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sonar Bangla Bengali Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. English is also understood.
The major events of the city are Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest in the area are Sri Sri Nookambika Temple, the Andhra Baptist Church and the ruins of a Buddhist temple known as Bojjannakonda. Many other old Buddhist temples can be found in the area too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam Airport at a meager distance of 26 km.
The closest railway stations are the Anakapalle Railway Station, Kasimkota Railway Station and the Thadi Railway Station. Vishakapatnam Railway Junction is the major railway station at a distance of 33 km from Anakapalle.
Both state-run as well as private bus operators operate in the area. Private operators include HKB Tours and Travels and Kesineni Travels. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons