Situated in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala is a small town named Balaramapuram. It is known for its production of traditional variety of handloom. It is situated 15 km towards the south east of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Handloom weaving was first introduced to this place towards the end of the 18th century and it still continues to be the major industry on which its economy is largely dependent.
Places to Stay
There are many places of accommodation in Balaramapuram. They include, Golden Sands Beach Resort (Tariff-Rs. 1700), Ideal Ayurvedic Resort (Tariff-Rs. 1281), and Country Spa Wellness Beach Resort (Tariff-Rs. 2384/-) amongst others.
Malayalam is the main language spoken here. Other languages spoken here are English and Tamil which is used mainly by the Shaliyar community based here.
Festivals like Onam are celebrated with fervour in Balaramapuram. Another grand festival, Sarkara Bharani is conducted in the months of March and April. The Paranettu Mahotsavam is another important festival.
Places of Interest
Balaramapuram and its nearby areas are known for its temples and beaches. Places like the Light House Beach, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Thiruvallam Sree Parsurama Temple are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Balaramapuram is the Trivandrum Airport (15 km).
There are trains from all over the country like Mumbai, Jammu, and Rajkot that ply to nearby Thiruvananthapuram.
Transporters like Sharma Transport, Volvo, and Kesineni Travels provide good bus services to Balaramapuram. These buses also ply to Hosur, Mumbai, Bangalore and other places. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India