Mannuthy By Pass is a road often treaded by travelers who favour avoiding Mannuthy in order to reach their destinations quickly. Mannuthy actually happens to be a locality of Thrissur, the third largest city of Kerala. The city is nicknamed 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 visit Thrissur city as well.
Places to Stay
Thrissur has a wide range of budget hotels lodge travellers. 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 Vishu in April, Thrissur Pooram festival in April/May, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
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. Beach-lovers can also head to the coast and enjoy the picturesque sunset over the Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The close-by airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 49 km.
The nearest 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. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.