A hillside village situated in the God’s Own country, Aryankavu is a small village in Kollam district of Kerala. Situated about 73 km east of Kollam, it is one of the most important pilgrim centres of the district. The Western Ghats pass through this village which is also connected by the National Highway 208 near Punalur and Thenmala. Aryankavu is famous for its Ayyappan (Sastha) temple. This temple is one among the five most important temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala.
Place to Stay
There are many budget hotels in the village. Some of them are KTDC Golden Peak (Tariff - Rs.1800), Green Valley Hotel, Apichayan's Cliff Resort, etc.
The official language spoken is Malayalam. English is also quite popular in this village.
The most important event in this village is the festival at the Ayyappan temple is celebrated during the last days of the Sabarimala Mandala Kalam in April.
Place of Interest
The Palaruvi Falls, located in the forest 5 km away from Aryankavu vehicle check post is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions. The Kadamanpara sandal forest is the second largest natural sandal forest after Marayoor. Rose mala (11.8 km away from Aryankavu Junction) is one of the eco tourism spots.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport 89 km away.
Kollam district is well connected via the rail route. There are trains to Aryankavu on a regular basis.
Some of the nearest bus stations are at Thiruvanandapuram, Shornur, Pondichery, etc. You can make use of online bus ticket booking offers which is made available by travel websites. Get your tickets from online bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com and travel tension free.
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.