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 situated in the central Travancore region of Kerala, Pathanamthitta is known as the 'Pilgrim Capital of Kerala'. The town lies on the road route to the pilgrim town of Sabarimala (65kms away). Pathanamthitta is also known for being historically important. Ancient palaces, monuments and memorials are located near here. Pathanamathitta district is also called the ‘The Abode of God’ because of its popularity as a place of pilgrimage.
Places to Stay
There are many budget hotels in Pathanamthitta. Yamuna Tourist Home (Tariff-Rs.950), Kizhakkedathu Tourist Home (Tariff-Rs.450) and Padmavathy Tourist Home (Tariff-Rs.400) are located near the bus stand.
The annual religious festivals are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Thrikkovil Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple, St.Simeon Orthodox Cathedral and Sree Dharmasastha Temple are great places to visit within 1-3kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (113kms).
The nearest railways stations are at Tiruvalla (30kms) and Chengannur (25kms).
Pathanamthitta KSRTC Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Kallada Travels, Shama Travels and Hentek Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Online bus ticket booking has caught up with travelers across India.