Located on the banks of the river Periyar, is Neriamangalam. It is a village in the Ernakulam district in Kerala and is situated on the border of the Ernakulam and Idukki districts. Neriamangalam belongs to the Kothamangalam taluk and is also known as the gateway to the high ranges of Idukki. Due to the heavy rainfall that this area receives, Neriamangalam is also called ‘Kerala's Cherrapunji.’ The town closest to Neriamangalam is Kothamangalam.
Places to Stay
There are very few good hotels in Neriamangalam but Kothamangalam (which is very close to it) has more options. Some hotels in Kothamangalam include Hotel Maria International and Green Ridge Holiday Home. The tariff for the same can be obtained in person.
The local language is Malayalam. English is also spoken here.
Onam is celebrated in February with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Neriamangalam Bridge (in Neriamangalam), Ranikallu (in Neriamangalam), the St Joseph's Church (in Neriamangalam) and the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (39 km from Neriamangalam) are some places that visitors should include to their itinerary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kochi which is situated at a distance of 57 km from Neriamangalam.
The nearest major railway station is at Kochi which is 7.5 km away from Neriamangalam.
Neriamangalam has a bus stand of its own with buses that connect to cities such as Ernakulam and Kochi. There are a few private operators that provide their services on these routes. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.