Velankanni, a town in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, is a popular coastal destination located near the shores of Bay of Bengal. It is 350 km away from south of Chennai and 14 km from Nagapattinam. The town is famous for its Our Lady of Velankanni Church, which attracts about 1.5 million people annually during the 10-day festival celebrated in August and September. With several places of tourist interests and beaches, Velankanni attracts millions of people every year from across the world.
Budget Hotels in Velankanni
There are many budget hotels to stay near Velankanni. They include the Golden Sand (Tariff – Rs. 928 onwards), Hotel Picnic Country Club (Tariff – Rs. 825 onwards).
Tamil is the main language spoken in Velankanni. English, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Konkani, Hindi and Marathi are also spoken in some parts.
Events in Velankanni
A 10-day festival celebrated at Our Lady of Velankani Church in August and September.
Places to See in Velankanni
Nagapattinam (11 km), Nagore (17 km), Thiruvarur (27 km), Karaikal (30 km), Velankanni Beach, Our Lady of Velankanni Church, Nagore Sikkal and Sri Rangam temple are some of the nearby places to visit.
How to Get There
Civil Airport located about 140 km from Velankanni is the nearest airport.
The closest railway station is Andanappettai railway station, situated 9 km away.
Velankanni has a wide road network connecting major cities in Tamil Nadu and other states in India. There are several regular government and private buses plying from Nagercoil, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Trivandrum and Ernakulam to Velankanni. Some of the top private bus operators include Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels, TVLS Transport, JRS Travels and RBR Travels. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.
Pallathur is a panchayat town in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. The town is located on the Trichy-Karaikudi Road. The place is easily accessible by road. Pallathur is only 10kms away from Karaikudi. Agriculture forms the main occupation of the people living in this town.
Places to Stay
There are not many of hotels in Pallathur. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Nivas Lodge, Roja Lodge and Karthik Lodge in Devakottaithat offers room from Rs.500 onwards.
Pongal, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Tamil is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit near the bus stand includes the Sri Karumaari Amman Temple and Sivan Koil.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli(76kms)
The nearest railway station is at Aranthangi(15kms)
PallathurBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Essaar and Ramu Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Now, you can easily log on to www.ticketgoose.com, look up for your favourite operator and book bus ticket online.