A town in the district of Alappuzha in Kerala,Cherthalais located on the Kochi-Alappuzha National Highway NH 47. A beautiful coastal town, the eastern borders of the town has the serene backwaters of Lake Vembanad. The town has the best white silica sand in Asia, similar to the one found in Hawaii.Cherthala is famous for its hi-tech designer Coir mats. The town is located 30kms south of Kochi and 22kms north of Alappuzha town.
Places to Stay
Cherthala has a great number of hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Keerthi Regency offers rooms for Rs.800 onwards.
Annual festivals like Onam, Vishu, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The Karthyayani Devi temple, located opposite the bus stand, the Muttathu Thirumala Devaswam temple and Muttom St. Mary's church (1.5kms, Sree Mutharamman Kovil (2kms), the famous Sri Dhanwanthari (1.5kms) and the Arthunkal Baslica(8kms) are the places of interest in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport (50kms)
Cherthala has its own railway station
Cherthala Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Kallada Travels, SRM Transports and Sona Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.
Gundlupet is a town in the Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. It belongs to the Mysore Division. Earlier the town was known as Vijayapura due to its famous Vijayanarayana Temple. Gudalur and Udhagamandalam are the nearby cities to the town. The town is close to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Gundlupet is known for growing ragi, onion, bananas, etc. The population of the town was 78% in 2011 and had the literacy rate of 75%.
Places to Stay
The hotels in Gundlupet are Hotel Guruprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Mourya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000-1500).
The language spoken in Gundlupet is Kannada. Hindi and English are the secondary languages spoken.
Major festivals celebrated are Diwali, Dussehra, Ugadi, Vara Mahalakshmi and Gowri Pooja.
Places of Interest
Gundlupet has tourist places such as Himavad Gopalswamy Hills (18 km away), Paarvati Betta (10 km away), Bandipur National Park (16 km away) and Huluganamuradi Venkataramana Betta (25 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest is Mysore Airport which is at a distance of 61 km.
Chamarajanagar Railway Station (33 km away) is close by but the major railway station is Mysore Railway Station which is 63 km from the town and well-connected with major towns and cities.
Gundlupet has KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transportation) bus services running through it. Private buses such as Rajesh Travels and Kesineni Tours and Travels have an average ticket price of Rs. 400 and they are well linked with cities like Mysore and Bangalore. They provide Volvo, AC and non-AC bus services. Avail of bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.