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.
Thirrukadaiyur is a temple town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is about 300km from here whereas Karaikal is at a distance of 15km. The original temple of Thirrukadaiyur now known as Thirumeignanam was ravaged by the sea and is now in ruins. The new temple now gets throngs of devotees every year.
Budget Hotels in Thirukadyur
There are a few accommodation options such as Hotel Chella Residency (Rs 1500), Hotel Navaraj Residency (Rs 1500) and Mookambigai Residency Hotel (Rs 1000) that cater to visitors.
Tamil is the primary language spoken. However Hindi is understood.
Events in Thirukadyur
All major festivals like Pongal, Aadi, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated here.
Places to See in Thirukadyur
The places of interest near Thirrukadaiyur are Chidambaram Temple, Sri Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple, and Thiruvidaikazhi Murugan Temple all located within 40km.
How to Get There
Chennai International Airport, located 275km away, is the only main access point to domestic and international destinations.
Thirrukadaiyur railway station is about 250km from Chennai. It has very restricted service and one can go further to other cities only from Chennai.
Thirrukadaitur bus station has regular bus services to Chennai. TNSRTC is the most reliable along with private and local buses and vans. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.