Chalakudy is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kochi at a distance of 54 km south. Those who love South Indian temples, cuisine, the lush green fields and beaches must visit this place. Trekkers and wild-life lovers can also check out the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 42 km north-east.
Places to Stay
Due to lack of proper lodging facilities in the village, one will have to move to Kochi in order to stay. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Ceylon Bake House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Aiswarya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ale’s Residency (Tariff – Rs. 675), and Seas Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) among others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English and Tamil are also spoken and understood.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth a visit in Chalakudy are Chalakudy river, Sholayar Dam, Athirappilly Water Falls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Mary's Forane Church and others. One can also head to Kochi and enjoy the picturesque Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 20 km.
The close-by railway station is the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station at a distance of 49 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting Kochi to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. Buses to the area are available from Kochi. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.
Thaliparamba is a city in the Kannur district in Kerala. It stretches out and touches the border of Karnataka. Even though it is a small area, it has a fairly large population of over 70,000 people. The surrounding hills and lush green fields make this town a beautiful place to visit. Two rivers and the Arabian Sea are also close to the town. The hanging bridge and riverside temple make this a very tourist friendly city to visit.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options well within budget such as Das Residency, Sneha Inn, Hotel Plaza and KTDC Motel within the range of Rs.1700.
Onam, Vishu and Thiruvathirai are the most popularly celebrated festivals in Cannanore along with other festivals like Christmas, Eid and Diwali. The KottiyoorVysakhaMahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
Malayalam is the primary language spoken. Hindi is well understood.
Places to Visit
It is a small town and offers very few local attractions. Travellers would have to consult local travel agents to seek the next best options for sights to see.
How to Get There
At a distance of 173km, is Mangalore airport which offers limited connectivity to the closest metros and other cities. Alternatively, Calicut International Airport is situated around 125km away.
While Thaliparamba has a local railway station that has connectivity to Kannur passengers have to access Kannur Railway Station that has daily trains to Trivandrum and hoards of other trains that come in and exit to various cities across South India and further north.
Thaliparamba has a bus stop that connects the town to Kannur. KSRTC, Cauvery Travels and SAM Tourist from Kannur bus station provides timely service. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.