Chengannur is a town in the Alappuzha district in the South Indian state of Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country. Alappuzha is located at a distance of 44 km. Another city, Kollam, is 68 km away. The Arabian Sea coast is approximately 30 km away from the town. In fact, Kollam is located next to the beautiful lake-cum-estuary called Ashtamudi.
Places to Stay
One is forced to venture into Kollam for lodging, as options of budget hotels are pretty limited in the town. There are a couple of good budget hotels in Kollam. Some of the options which are worth a try are Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Kollam Beach Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 700), Lake Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel De Orient (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The place does not have many tourist sites on offer apart from a few temples and churches, but the neighbouring city of Kollam has a lot of good tourist destinations worth a visit. The main attractions of the city are the Thangassery Breakwaters, Kollam Port, Thangassery Light House, Kollam Beach, Ashtamudi Lake other than numerous churches, temples and mosques.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport at a distance of 114 km.
Kollam (Quilon) Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 65 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Kallada Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.