Ayarkunnam is a small town located in the in the South Indian state of Kerala. The town is sandwiched between Kottayam and Pala. Most of the town’s inhabitants are farmers. The major urban agglomeration around the town is Kochi, also known as Cochin at a distance of 69 km. The population is a nice blend of Christains, Hindus and Muslims who live in perfect harmony with each other.
Places to Stay
Due to lack of proper lodging facilities in the village, one will have to move to Kochi in order to stay. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Ceylon Bake House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Aiswarya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ale’s Residency (Tariff – Rs. 675), and Seas Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) among others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English and Tamil are also spoken and understood.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Despite being a village, Ayarkunnam has a couple of interesting places to visit such as the St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church and the Mazhappanjiyil Devi Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 79 km.
The close-by railway station is the Kottayam Railway Station at a distance of 14 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting Kochi to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. You can conveniently book a bus ticket through online bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.