Cheruvathur is a small town in the South Indian state of Kerala, often referred to as “God’s Own Country”. The nearest major urban agglomeration in the area is the city of Kannur on the Arabian Sea coast, at a distance of 49 km from the town. The district headquarters of Thiruvalla is located at a distance of 42 km.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Kannur. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Malabar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Pranav Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kamalalayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs. 1,000), Sky Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting Islamic month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Places worth a visit in the area are Valiyaparamaba (a picturesque location separating land and backwaters) and Veeramala Hills. Some of the other places in Kannur which deserve special mention are St. Angelo’s Fort built by the Portuguese, the Thalassery Fort built by the British, the Ezhimala historical site established by the British, the Moppila Bay and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Mangalore International Airport at a distance of 99 km.
The Kannur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 50 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect this part of the state to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator on this route. If you want a cheap bus ticket for your holiday, log on to Ticketgoose.com