A village in the Palakkad district of Kerala state, Mannur has a total population of 18,623 as per 2001 census. Centrally situated in Kerala district, Mannur is 307 km away from the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram. It also happens to be one of the 26 existing villages in Palakkad Block which has schools and colleges. Few cities in the vicinity of Mannur include Ottappalam, Shoranur and Palakkad.
Places to Stay
Mannur is a small village that doesn’t have many hotels. Palakkad has a few budget hotels such as Mega Tourist Home (Tariff-Rs. 530), Hotel Soorya Residency (Tariff-Rs. 688), and Tamarind Mannarkkad (Tariff-Rs. 1060).
The official languages of Mannur are Malayalam and English. Tamil and Hindi are also spoken here.
Many festivals are celebrated in Manner’s nearby Palakkad district. Kenmare Vallanghy Vela, the festival of fireworks is observed on April 3. Navrathri in September-October and Puthur Velai in April are also celebrated.
Places of Interest
Kaimakunnathu Kavu Bagavathi is a famous temple in Mannur with ‘Amma’ as the presiding deity.
How to Get There
There is no airport facility in Mannur. Peelamedu Airport (75 km) is the nearest airport.
Mannur is accessible by three railway stations. While Mankarai (5 km) and Lakkiti (7 km) are the nearby railway stations to Mannur, Palakkad (21 km) is a major railway station.
Few bus operators ply in the region of Mannur. However, bus services from Palakkad are quite frequent and run to Trichy, Kollam, Bangalore, and other nearby places. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ARC Travels, Travels India and City Travels. You can get discount coupons for bus booking if you plan to book your bus tickets at least a fortnight prior to your journey.