Adur is a small town in the South Indian state of Kerala, also known as “God’s Own Country”. It is located in the Pathanamthitta district. It became a municipal town in the year 1995. It is said that the landlord of Chengannur got the complete ownership of the town from the Maharaja of Travancore without having to pay any tax.
Places to Stay
The place is abundant with affordable hotels. Some of the options which you can check in to are Central Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), Sree Valsam Residency (Tariff – Rs.1,000) and Adoor Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 300).
The official language of Adur is Malayalam. English is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of Adur are Onam and Vishu.
Places of Interest
Due to its location in Kerala, it is quite natural for the town and its surrounding areas to have a lot of temples. Some of the interesting temples worth a visit are Sree Parthasarathy Temple in Adoor itself, the Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple in Peringanadu (3 km from Adoor), the Sreenarayanapuram Temple in Manakala (4 km away from Adoor) and Punthalaveetil temple in Pazhakulam (6 km away from Adoor).
How to Get There
The nearest airports are Thiruvananthapuram airport at a distance of 100 km and the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 150 km.
The nearest railway stations are Chengannur (25 km away) and Thiruvalla (35 km away).
Adur is easily accessible to other parts of Kerala through state transport buses as well as private buses. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.