Kilimanoor, a city in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district, lies on the border of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. The name Kilimanoor came from the word kili, meaning the land of the birds and deer. This city is well known for its Kilimanoor Palace and Meenmutti waterfalls. Kilimanoor is well connected to nearby cities such as Varkala, Attingal, Nedumangad and Paravoor.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kilimanoor for those visiting the city. Some of these are Hotel Safari (Tariff – Rs.956), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs.728) and Panchavadi Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.347).
The official language spoken in Kilimanoor is Malayalam.
The most celebrated festivals in Kilimanoor are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kilimanoor has got many tourist destinations in and around the city. These places include Varkala (23 km), Aaliyirakkm Beach (24 km), Anchuthengu (21 km), Muthala Pozhi Harbor (26 km), Murukkumpuzha (26 km) and Alamcode Mosque (12 km) away from Kilimanoor.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport, located 40 km away from Kilimanoor.
There is no railway station in Kilimanoor. Akathumuri Railway Station, which is 25 km away from this city, is the nearest railway station.
Kilimanoor is well connected by various routes from nearby cities and towns. KSRTC ply buses daily from several cities to Kilimanoor. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.