A suburb of Kochi, Aluva is located on the River Periyar. This place is famous for the Mahasivarathri festival which is held yearly in the Shiva Temple. Aluva is situated about 12 kms away from Kochi. The major tourist attractions of Aluva are the Shiva Temple, Seminary Church and the Marthanda Varma Bridge.
Budget Hotels in Aluva
There are good budget hotels in Aluva. Some of them are Four Seasons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 629), Bright Heritage (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Breeze (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Alankar Tourist Home (Tariff –1200).
The official language of Aluva is Malayalam. The other languages include Hindi, English and Tamil.
Events in Aluva
The Important Festivals of Aluva is the Mahasivarathri (Feburary).
Places to See in Aluva
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aluva. Some of the places include Shiva Temple (2 kms from Aluva) Sivarathri manappuram(3 kms from Aluva) Aluva Palace (1 kms from Aluva), Aluva Masjid (7 kms from Aluva), and Pottachira Sree Krishna Temple ( 10kms from Alleppey).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport. Cochin airport is about 15 kms away from this town.
Aluva is well connected to major cities of Kerala. There are regular trains to Cochin and Trivandrum.
KSRTC buses connects to all the major cities and districts of Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Kallada Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Tippu Sultan Travels. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.
The second largest town in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, Kollemcode is located north-west to Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari) and south-east to Trivandrum (capital of Kerala). A thickly populated town, Kollemcode is a lush-green place with beaches, back waters and a mountain on one side. The CZR golden highway (AKA WestCoast road) passes through Kollemcode. The town is considered to be a highly literate town recording more than 90% literacy rate.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Kollemcode. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Singaar International (Tariff- Rs. 1360) and Hotel Canaan (Tariff- Rs. 1400 onwards) in Nagercoil.
St. Nicholas Feast, St. Mary's Feast, St. Jude Feast and Sreerajarajeshwari Esakiamman Temple Feast are some of the major events held in this town.
Tamil is the Local Language; while Malayalam is also widely spoken here.
Places to Visit
Kollemcode Devi Temple, Edappad herbal beach, Marthandanthurai silver sand beach and the 100 years old Neerody Church are all located within a kilometre of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Trivandrum
The nearest Railway Station is at Nagercoil
The Kollemcode Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Tippu Sultan Travels that runs regular buses to and from the village. When you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com avail of online bus ticket booking offers.