A town in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district, Veravanallur is known for its beautiful green paddy fields, tanks, ponds and canals. It derived its name from two Tamil words veera meaning courage and nallur meaning good town. It is situated about 15 km from its district headquarters. Bhoominatha Swamy Temple is a major attraction of the town.
Places to Stay
When it comes to accommodation, Veravanallur has a few options. But Tirunelveli has plenty of budget hotels like Nainar Hotel (Tariff –Rs.600), Sri Bharani Hotel (Tariff –Rs.750), Janakiram Hotel (Tariff –Rs.800) and Hotel MNH Royal Park (Tariff –Rs. 1,000).
Tamil is the official language of Veravanallur.
Pongal in January, Chitthirai Festival in March-April, Adi Peruku in August-September and Diwali in October-November are celebrated with great fanfare in this place.
Places of Interest
Veravanallur has a number of attractions in and around the city. Kadayamman Temple, Bhoominatha Swamy Temple and some old churches that are within the city are worth visiting. Other places of interest include Ambasamudram (14 km), Tirunelveli (15 km) and Vikramasingapuram (17 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is the Tuticorin Airport about 58 km away. Another option is the Trivandrum International Airport (82 km).
Veravanallur has no railway station of its own. The major rail head that connects this place to other cities is 19 km away in Tirunelveli.
Buses ply regularly from Tirunelveli, Ambasamudram, Chennai and Bangalore. State-run as well as private buses operate on this route. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.