Chathannoor is a town in the Kollam district in God’s Own Country, Kerala. The district headquarters, Kollam, is just 15 km away. The Arabian Sea coast is approximately 13 km away from the town. The state capital of Thiruvananthapuram is located 54 km south-east of Chathannooor.
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 a church, 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 52 km.
Kollam (Quilon) Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 16 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Kallada Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Get your tickets from online bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com and travel tension free.