Aluva is a municipality town in Kochi of Ernakulam District. It is the second biggest town in Kochi next to Ernakulam located at River Periyar. It acts as a corridor for various places of Kerala. This place also called Alwaye. The Shivarathri festival celebrated at Periyar River is Aluva Manal Puram which means land with sand.
Places to Stay
There are numerous budget hotels available at the prices ranging from Rs.800 such as Mahnami heritage hotel, Gopika regency, Markz Inn – Luxury Business Hotel, Palm Grove Service Villa, The Hotel Elegance, Hotel Hill View, Hotel Highway Garden & Vista rooms and many.
The official language spoken of Aluva is Malayalam and English.
Onam is the holy festival celebrated by the people in Kerala. The most important festival celebrated at Aluva is Aluva Sivarathri Festival which will be in Shiva temple at Periyar River in the month of February/March.
Places of Interest:
The best time to visit this place is from September to March. The best places to visit in Aluva are Seasonz India, Marthanda Varma Bridge, Alwaye Palace, Sri Datta Anjaneya Kshetram, Prana - The Ayurvedic Centre, the Village Nook, Shiva Temple (2 km from Aluva) Sivarathri Malappuram(3 km from Aluva) Aluva Palace (1 km from Aluva), Aluva Masjid (7 km from Aluva), and Pottachira Sree Krishna Temple ( 10 km from Aluva).
How to Get There:
The Kochi Airport at Ernakulam is 13 Km away from Aluva which is the nearest airport.
Aluva Station is the second largest railway station in Kochi. All passenger and express trains connecting southern part of Kerala will stop at this station.
Due to the presence of Backwaters and Canals tourists can reach this place by waterways to various places of Kerala.
There are numerous buses connecting various points of Aluva by both government and private operators. The few cities connecting Aluva are Mysore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Trichy, Coimbatore, Salem, Palani, Kodaikanal, Mumbai and many. Book bus tickets
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