Ambalappuzha is a small town in Kerala. It is situated in the Alappuzha district. It is located close to the coast and is a pleasant town. The climate here is moderate. The town has a rich mythological history with tales about the Sri Krishna at the centre of them.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Brothers Hotel (Rs 1000) and Arcadia Regency (Rs 1500) that offer accommodation to visitors.
The Aarattu festival celebrated in March-April is the major event of Ambalappuzha. Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Malayalam is the local language spoken in Ambalappuzha. English is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
The major attraction in Ambalappuzha is the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple located within 5km from the bus stand.
How to Get There
Kochi International Airport located around 100km away offers connections to major cities around the country.
Ambalappuzha Railway Station, located less than 1km from bus stand, has trains that go to Bangalore, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Ernakulam, Mangalore and other cities.
Ambalappuzha is situated on the Salem-Kanyakumari Highway. NH 47 connects it to Ernakulam and Kanyakumari. The best bus operators that offer quality service include KSRTC buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.
Manjeshwar falls at the northern side of Kerala. It’s a tiny village in the heart of the Kasargod district and is situated 21 km from Mangalore. The well known Srimad Anantheshwara temple is located here. In 2007, a Tulu academy was set up here by its government. Manjeshwar sees monsoon during June-September, while the spring season arrives here in November and lasts until January. A variety of sea food is available here and is a crucial part of its cuisine.
Places to Stay
Apsara Regency, Chandralayam home stay, City Tower Hotel, Speedway Inn Hotel, Government Guest House, Hotel Bekal Palace, Hotel Highway Castle, Eney Tourist Home, and Aliya Lodge are few budget hotels here.
Manjeshwar is called "Pancha Bhasha Bhumi" which means land of five languages. Malayalam, Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, and Urdu are the five languages spoken here.
The important festivals of Manjeshwar are Shashti Mahotsava, an annual car festival, and Brahmaratha held at the Srimad Anantheshwara temple.
Places of Interest
Kappil Beach, Mantra Surf Club, Bejai Museum, Light House Hill Garden, Srimad Anantheshwara, and Durga Parameshwari temple are some of the tourist attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Manjeshwar is the Mangalore International Airport (30 km); it is also referred to as the Bajpe airport.
Manjeshwar is well connected to Mangalore and Chennai by the Chennai Mail and Malabar Exp, which often make a stop at the village junction
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates regular bus services to Manjeshwar. There are private transport options also available here. Three-wheeler autos come handy for travel within the village. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.