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
Nagercoil is located in Tamil Nadu. It is also the district headquarters of Kanyakumari district. Renowned for its e- governance system, it was merged into the state of Tamil Nadu in 1956, before which it was a part of the royal state of Travancore. It is a highly prosperous town considering a majority of its population are non-resident Indians (NRIs).
Budget Hotels in Nagercoil
There are good budget hotels in Nagercoil. Some of them are Hotel Sri Maniya (Tariff – Rs. 950 and 0.5 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station), Hotel J.S. Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 400 and 2 km from Nagarcoil Railway Station), and Hotel Cape Residency (Tariff – Rs. 924 and 19 km from Nagarcoil Railway Station).
Tamil is the official language. English is also spoken along with Malayalam in certain parts.
Events in Nagercoil
Pongal is the most important festival that is celebrated among the Tamil community all through the state. The other major festival celebrated here is the Malayalee New Year,'Onam'.
Places to See in Nagercoil
The Udayagiri Fort (15 km from Nagercoil station), Padmanabhapuram Palace (14 km from Nagercoil station) and the Vivekananda Rock Memorial (18 km from Nagercoil station) are some of the places of interest.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Nagercoil is Trivandrum Airport (57 km).
Nagercoil has its own railway station and is well connected to different parts of the country.
Online booking of bus tickets has certainly made life easier for travellers. Operators like Tippu Sultan Travels and Kallada Tours & Travels ply their buses to Nagercoil. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.