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.
Nanjangood is a very beautiful town in the district of Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka. Nanjangood is a town full of temples and is situated on the banks of the River Kapila. Nanjangood is known by another name called 'Dakshina Kashi' and is famous for the different varieties of bananas grown here. People often refer to the 'Nanjangoodu Rasabale'.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Nanjangood. Some of them are MTR Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel White Parrot (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Roopa (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Kalyani (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Nanjangood is Kannada. Other languages spoken are English and Hindi.
The important festivals of Nanjangood are Rathotsava or car festival celebrated every year for two days and Theppotsava, which is also celebrated every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction around Nanjangood. Some of them are Nanjundeshwara Temple (5 kms from Nanjangood), Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt (25 kms from Nanjangood), Parashurama Kshetra (3 kms from Nanjangood) and Shri Kanteshwara Temple (23 kms from Mysore)
How to Get There
The airports linked to Nanjangood are the Coimbatore International Airport and the Kozhikode Airport.
Nanjangood has a very big railway station which connects Nanjangood with Mysore. There are regular trains from Nanjangood to Mysore and from there to different parts of India.
Nanjangood is well connected by road, especially with Bangalore. One can book buses for their journey through private bus service agents. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.