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 city in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu State, Sriperumbudur is located 35 km from Kanchipuram and 40 km from Chennai. One of the most prominent Hindu Vaishnava saint, Sri Ramanuja was born here. The old name of Sriperumbudur is Bhoodhapuri because it is believed that the doors of heaven will be open for those who die at Sriperumbudur. Cities near to Sriperumbudur are Nandivaram-Guduvancheri, Thirunindravur, Thiruvallur and Ambattur.
Places to Stay
Some good budget hotels in Sriperumbudur are KPA Grand Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Priyanga Paradise Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Simala Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The language spoken in Sriperumbudur is Tamil and English.
World class racing events are organised at Irungattukotai near Sriperumbudur, every year during the prime season.
Places of Interest
Places of tourist attraction in and near Sriperumbudur are Kanchipuram (34 km from Sriperumbudur), Vallakottai Murugan temple (9 km), Rajiv Gandhi Memorial (1 km) and Madras Motor Sports Club (9 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sriperumbudur is the Chennai Airport. It is located 25 km away from the town.
There is no railway station in Sriperumbudur. The nearest railway station is Chennai Central Railway station, located at a distance of 41 km from Sriperumbudur and well connected to other major cities of country.
Sriperumbudur is easily accessible by road since it is located along the main arterial road. There are frequent government and private buses available from Chennai to Sriperumbudur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sri Bharathi Roadways, Vinayakamurthi Bus Service and M VAY Travels. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.