Colachel Vacation Packages
Visitors can use Colachel as a launch pad for further explorations. This popular region is blessed with plenty of interesting attractions. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Colachel are Neyyattinkara, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Kanyakumari, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west.
About 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest of Colachel is Thiruvananthapuram, a regional center which is home to Kovalam Beach, Vizhinjam Beach and Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Thiruvananthapuram has much of interest for those keen to stay for a day or two. Hawah Beach, Padmanabhaswami Temple and Trivandrum Secretariat are some of the other attractions you won't want to miss.
To learn about the local culture, make a beeline for Tamil Nadu's palaces and history museums. Experience a little culture, learning and lore with a little sunshine and fresh air at the region's much-loved open-air markets.
Combine a little learning with leisure on your vacation by joining a group of like-minded travelers on one of the area's fascinating city walking tours and wildlife spotting tours.
An enjoyable way to discover the essence of a place is by visiting the eating establishments in the region. Try some food and strike up a conversation with people who live in the area. Two ingredients found in a number of Tamil Nadu menus are lentils and spices. Masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) and sambar (lentil and vegetable stew) are popular with travelers and locals. Those who who are not quite satisfied, can order shahi tukda (bread pudding), a lovely way to finish your Tamil Nadu culinary experience.
The nearest major airport, Trivandrum International Airport, is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest of Colachel, a handy point to remember when booking your vacation.