Thoppumpady is an area in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a part of central Kochi. Being close to the Arabian Sea coast, the place has a lot of places which are worth visiting. Enthusiasts of food, South Indian temples, culture, dance forms as well as beaches can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay around in the region is Kochi city, apart from Ernakulam. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are in Kochi (also known as Cochin) are Ceylon Bake House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Aiswarya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ale’s Residency (Tariff – Rs. 675), and Seas Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) among 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, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Apart from the backwaters and beaches of Kochi and Ernakulam, you can try out the hill station of Idukki (118 to the east). Some of the places which are worth visiting are Munnar (129 km), Marayur (168 km) and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (adjacent to Munnar) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 39 km.
The close-by railway station is the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station at a distance of 8 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting Kochi to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. Buses to the area are available from Ernakulam and Kochi. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online.