Areekode is a small village in the Malappuram district of Kerala. The village is known as the ‘Mecca of Football’ for the area’s craze for football. It is believed that the name Areekode is derived from the Malayalam word Aruvikkode, which means the side of a river. The Chaliyar river is believed to have given rise to the settlement in the village. Located in the heart of the Malabar coast, the place has its own unique Muslim culture which is different from much of North India. The Malabar Biryani is a must-try dish of the area.
Places to Stay
Since, Areekode is a village, one will have to weigh in the options of other towns and cities when it comes to the issue of staying. Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Malappuram, the district headquarters located at a distance of 37 km. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Motel Araam - Kuttipuram (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Ruby Residency (Tariff- Rs. 600) and Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Malappuram are the Malappuram Juma Masjid, a very old mosque of its kind in the state, the Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Kothakkunnu (known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram) and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kozhikode International Airport at a distance of 20 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 36 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Areekode to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. However, the village is mostly catered to by state-run buses. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.
Attingal is an outer suburb in Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala. It is located 30km from the city centre of Thiruvananthapuram. It is one of the largest, busiest and most important parts of the district. Several important government offices and treasuries are situated in Attingal town. The population of this town is 36000.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors such as Hotel Aaramam (Rs1500), Hotel Oasis (Rs 1000) and Savithri Inn (Rs 500).
Onam, Eid, Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events of this place.
Malayalam is the local language spoken in Attingal.
Places to Visit
The most interesting places to visit near Attingal are Attingal Palace, VeeralamSree Krishna temple and fort of Anchuthengu all within a 10km radius.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram airport is located around 30km away and offers connectivity to major town and cities across the country.
Thiruvananthapuram railway station, located 30km away, offers connections to all parts of the country. Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and several other cities are connected.
Being a major metropolis, Thiruvananthapuram has access to several National Highways and there is well connected to many cities in the wider region. Bangalore, Coimbatore and Salem are a few examples. KSRTC Travels are the inter-state bus transport available. If you want a cheap bus ticket for your holiday, log on to Ticketgoose.com.