Cheravathur is a rising city, residing in the Kasaragod district in the beautiful city Kerala. Located approximately 58 km from the main headquarters of Kasaragod, the city derives its name from the “cheriya pathu ooru”, which means ten small places. The city is known for some of the great poets and intellectuals who lived here.
Places to Stay
Among the budget hotels, Apsara regency (Tariff – Rs. 500) is the most suitable one present in the town. Other good hotels are present in the nearby towns; some of them are City tower Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Chandralayam Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
Malayalam is the official language spoken in Cheravathur. English is also spoken here.
Cheravathur residents celebrate festivals like Onam and other traditional events. An art event such as the Kuttiyam makes an essential part of any celebration.
Places of interest
The place is a well known picnic spot and includes three main centres of attractions for tourists. These are Veeramala hills (situated within the town), Valiyaparamba (5 km), and Theyyam (within the city).
How to Get There
When travelling by air, Calicut (168 km) is the most accessible airport to Cheravathur.
Cheravathur is well connected to the railway system, on the Nileshwar to Payyunur railway network. The Cheravathur railway station is the nearest to it.
The city is well connected by the bus route as it lies on the National Highway 17 between Payyunur and Nileshwar. There is continuous bus traffic from Bangalore, Calicut, Mangalore, and other nearby cities. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.