A small town in the Thrissur district of Kerala, Cheruthuruthi is located on the banks of Bharathapuzha and is 19 km away from Thrissur. The main attraction of Cheruthuruthi is the Kerala Kalamandalam- centre for performance arts like Folk dances, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, etc. Cheruthuruthi is also famous for its pilgrimage sites.
Places to Stay
There are many good hotels near Cheruthuruthi. Some of them are Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), River Retreat Heritage Resort (Tariff – Rs. 3258), KTDC Nandanam Guruvayoor (Tariff – Rs. 1058), and Mangala Towers (Tariff – Rs. 2275).
The official languages of Cheruthuruthi are Malayalam and English.
The main festival of Cheruthuruthi is the Pooram Festival celebrated at Kozhimamparambill Devi temple.
Places of Interest
The famous sites of tourist attraction in Cheruthuruthi include Kerala Kalamandalam, backwaters of Bharatapuzha, Koothambalam (hall famous for its sandstone structure and 108 Karna inscriptions in Natyashastra manuscript), Vallathol Museum, Kozhimamparambu Bhagvathy temple, Nedumpura Chirakkulangara temple, Kulasekharanellur Siva temple, Pangavu temple, Kaipanchery temple, St. Thomas Church, and the Cheruthuruthi Mosque. Another must-visit place is the River Retreat heritage Ayurvedic resort which was earlier the Kochi Maharaja Palace (8 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Cheruthuruthi is the Cochin Airport, which is 99 km from the Cheruthuruthi centre.
The nearest railway station is the Cheruthuruthi Railway station. Many trains connect Cheruthuruthi to Cochin, Thrissur, Calicut, and Chennai.
There are regular tourist bus services to Cheruthuruthi from Kochi, Kalamassery and Koratty. Many Online ticket booking sites provide diverse travel packages at competitive prices. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.