A suburb of Kochi, Aluva is located on the River Periyar. This place is famous for the Mahasivarathri festival which is held yearly in the Shiva Temple. Aluva is situated about 12 kms away from Kochi. The major tourist attractions of Aluva are the Shiva Temple, Seminary Church and the Marthanda Varma Bridge.
Budget Hotels in Aluva
There are good budget hotels in Aluva. Some of them are Four Seasons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 629), Bright Heritage (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Breeze (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Alankar Tourist Home (Tariff –1200).
The official language of Aluva is Malayalam. The other languages include Hindi, English and Tamil.
Events in Aluva
The Important Festivals of Aluva is the Mahasivarathri (Feburary).
Places to See in Aluva
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aluva. Some of the places include Shiva Temple (2 kms from Aluva) Sivarathri manappuram(3 kms from Aluva) Aluva Palace (1 kms from Aluva), Aluva Masjid (7 kms from Aluva), and Pottachira Sree Krishna Temple ( 10kms from Alleppey).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport. Cochin airport is about 15 kms away from this town.
Aluva is well connected to major cities of Kerala. There are regular trains to Cochin and Trivandrum.
KSRTC buses connects to all the major cities and districts of Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Kallada Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Tippu Sultan Travels. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.
A town and a municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, Kalpetta lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway (NH 212). Surrounded by dense coffee plantations and mountains the town is located at an altitude of about 780 m above sea level. Kalpetta is connected to Kozhikode and Mysore by NH212; while State Highways connect the town with Ooty in Tamilnadu and Madikeri in Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Kalpetta. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at the Issacs Hotel Regency (Tariff -Rs. 1791) and KTDC Pepper Grove Rs. (Tariff - 1715)
Onam, Vishu, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Chembra Peak (7.2 kms), Lakkidi View Point (5kms) Banasura Hill and Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall –22kms) are places to see in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Calicut (100kms)
The nearest Railway Station is at Kozhikode (72kms)
The Parakkal Bus Stop, Kalpetta New Bus stand, HIMUP Bus Stop, Edappetty Bus Stop, Kalpetta Old Bus Stand, By Pass Junction Bus Stop and Madiyoor Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a number of private bus operators like Kalpaka Travels, SKS Bus, SKS Travels, Kallada Travels, Cauvery Travels and SMPK Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.