From Thalaivasal, the major city of Bengaluru is approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northwest.
The area around Thalaivasal is brimming with fabulous things to see and do, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to hidden gems that still await discovery. Ethapur, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Vazhapadi, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Thalaivasal are worth a visit too.
If you're looking for indoor entertainment, you can't do better than Tamil Nadu's palaces and history museums. These are great places to to learn about the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps pick up a gift or two. Tamil Nadu is a perfect place to explore for visitors interested in open-air markets.
Why not treat yourself to a high-altitude adventure during your time here. Try paragliding; you'll be talking about it for years.
Long-time travelers know that eating what the locals eat is one of the most rewarding ways to taste a region's character. Lentils and spices are ingredients commonly used as features in local dishes. Don't wrap up your time in Thalaivasal without tasting masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) and also sambar (lentil and vegetable stew). Tamil Nadu is also the perfect place to enjoy shahi tukda (bread pudding).
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time fly home, head to the nearest major airport in Tiruchirappalli, 55 miles (89 kilometers) away.