Chalakudy is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kochi at a distance of 54 km south. Those who love South Indian temples, cuisine, the lush green fields and beaches must visit this place. Trekkers and wild-life lovers can also check out the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 42 km north-east.
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
Some of the places which are worth a visit in Chalakudy are Chalakudy river, Sholayar Dam, Athirappilly Water Falls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Mary's Forane Church and others. One can also head to Kochi and enjoy the picturesque Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 20 km.
The close-by railway station is the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station at a distance of 49 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. Buses to the area are available from Kochi. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.
Pollachi , is a town situated on in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. This town is located 40 kms away from city of Coimbatore. The climate of Pollachi is pleasant throughout the year since it lies close to the Western Ghats. The pleasant place is famous for jagerry and fresh vegetables. The name Pollachi has been derived from the Tamil word Porull Aatchi" which means the land of wealthy government.
Budget Hotels in Pollachi
There are good budget hotels in Pollachi . Some of them are Sakthi Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1000), Royal Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Sri Krishnan Residency (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Nivethas Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1500).
The official language of Pollachi is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Pollachi
Some of the famous festivals and events in Pollachi include Utsavam or Annual Festival (March) and Bajanotsavam (August).
Places to See in Pollachi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pollachi. Some of the places include SubramaniaSwamy Thirukoil ( 6 kms from Pollachi.) Alagunachi Amman Temple ( 7kms from bus stand), Ambarampalayam Dargah ( 7 kms from bus standi), Aliyar Dam, ( 10 kms from Pollachi) and Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary (18 kms from bus stand).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Pollachi is the Coimbatore Airport. It is located about 48kms away from the town.
Pollachi has a railway junction. The major routes from this station include Coimbatore to Pollachi , and Dindigul to Pollachi.
There are two bus stations in Pollachi. The bus services include only city limits and interstates.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ABT X Travels ARC Travels and Porkalam Travels. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India.