Thriprayar is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Thrissur, at a distance of 25 km, which also happens to be the district headquarters. The town is located at the Bay of Bengal coast. Those with an enthusiasm for temples as well as beaches can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Thrissur has a wide range of budget hotels to 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
Some of the places which are worth visiting in the area are the Thriprayar Temple (originally owned by the Zamorin rulers), Nattika Beach, Kumaranelloor Temple and others. Places which are worth a visit in Thrissur 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 57 km.
The nearest railway station is the Thrissur Railway Station at a distance of 24 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. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.