Calicut which is also known as Kozhikode is the third largest city that belongs to the state of Kerala. It is situated on the Malabar Coast. The city is also being referred as "City of Sculptures" for there are many ancient architectural sculptures seen in different parts of this city. According to history, this city was once a powerful trading centre for Arabs, Chinese and East African traders during the 12 century. Even Vasco da Gama has landed in the shores in 1498 to carry out trade.
Budget Hotels in Calicut
There are good budget hotels in Pollachi . Some of them are Paramount Tower (Tariff – Rs.1000), Alakapuri Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Asma Tower (Tariff – Rs.1700) and King Fort Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1500).
The official language of Calicut is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Calicut
Some of the famous festivals and events in Calicut include Utsavam or Annual Festival (March) and Bajanotsavam (August) .
Places to See in Calicut
There are several places of tourist attraction in Calicut. Some of the places include Kappad Beach ( 16 kms from Calicut) Tali Temple ( 20kms from bus stand), Kozhikode Beach (6kms from bus standi), Aliyar Dam, ( 10 kms from Pollachi) and Kozhikode planetarium (5 kms from bus stand).
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is situated at at Karipur in Malappuram. It is about 26 kms away from the city.
Calicut has railway station of its own. There are trains to major cities like Kochi, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Kannur, Mangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. vijayawada, vishakaptnam, Hyderabad.
There are KSRTC buses that provide regular bus services to many destinations. The city has three major bus stands. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Kallada Travels, Parveen Travels and Paulo Travels. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.
Manur, a city in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district is located along National Highway 66 and Tiruchi-Chennai Highway. This city lies on the border of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. Some of the nearby cities include Surandai, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli and Vikramasingapuram. There are many lakes surrounding this region.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels and lodging in Manur. Tindivanam which is 7 km away from Manur provides affordable budget hotels. Some of these are Rajagopal Lodge (Tariff – Rs.196), Heera Lodge (Tariff – Rs.344) and L.K.Residency (Tariff – Rs.614).
The official language spoken here is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated here are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Krishna Jayanthi in August, Navratri during September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist attractions around this area. These include Tindivanam (7 km), Marakkanam (33 km), French Beach (38 km), Kanthadu Reserve Forest (26 km), Chunampet Forest (35 km) and Modaiyur Lake 23 km away from this city.
How to Get There
Tuticorin Airport, located 484 km away from Manur is the nearest airport.
The nearest railway station, Thalaiyuthu Railway Station is 487 km away from this area.
Manur is well connected by buses from neighbouring states through surrounding National Highways. Private bus operators run Volvo AC buses to this locality. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.