Mannuthy is an area in the third largest city of Kerala, Thrissur. The city is often referred to as the ‘cultural centre of Kerala’. It is said that the Abrahamic religions of Juadaism, Christianity and Islam entered the Indian subcontinent through this district. Enthusiasts of architecture, culture, beaches and cuisine should definitely try this city out.
Places to Stay
Thrissur has a wide range of budget hotels to offer tourists. Some of the options which are worth trying out are Pearl Regency Hotel (tariff – Rs. 700), Elite International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Mannapuram Hotel (tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Pathans Residential (tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English and Tamil are also spoken and understood.
The main events of the area are Thrissur Pooram festival in April/May, Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth a visit in the city are Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur Pooram, Puli Kali, Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and others. One can also head to the coast and enjoy the picturesque sunset over the Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 49 km.
The close-by railway station is the Thrissur Railway Station at a distance of 8 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting the city to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. Buses to the area are available from all cities.To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.