Athani, a town in Kerala’s Thrissur district, is a prime location as it is within the proximity of the Cochin International Airport. For those who love to tee off, there is a golf course located next to the airport. National Highway 47 passes through this town and the Periyar River flows near this picturesque town. Some of the nearby cities worth visiting are Thrissur, Kunnamkulam, Guruvayoor and Irinjalakuda.
Places to Stay
There are no budget hotels available in Athani. For budget hotels one has to travel to Kalady, which is 11 km away. Two such comfortable hotels are Hotel Pooja Residency (Tariff – Rs.918) and Comfort Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.670).
The official language spoken in Athani is Malayalam.
The most celebrated festivals in Athani are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September, Navratri in September-October, Diwali during October-November and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Athani. These attractions include the Athani Statue, a few meters away from the town center, Christ King Church (9 km), St. Mary's Church (7 km), Bharathan Memorial Mandapam (6 km), Thumbichal Reservoir (13 km) and Chendamangalam, 17 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 6 km away from Athani.
There is no railway station in Athani. Angamali Railway Station, about 5 km away from this town is the closest.
Athani is frequented by both state-run and private buses from all nearby cities and states. There are private bus operators like Kallada Travels that run buses to Athani from different states. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers