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.
Thiruvananthapuram is also called as Trivandrum is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the 5th most populous urban agglomeration in that state. The economy of Trivandrum is based on tourism, information technology, rubber plantations, coffee production, tea production and education. Mahatma Gandhi has referred this place as “Evergreen City of India”.
Even though it is the capital city of Kerala, there are many budget hotels that would satisfy the needs of the individuals. Some of the budget hotels here are Hotel Prathiba Heritage, Hotel Galaxy Inn, Hotel Venkateswara, Hotel Boban Plaza, Hotel Sukhvas and many.
Malayalam is the official language of Thiruvanathapuram. English is also spoken here.
The main festivals of Trivandrum are Onam, Vishu, Aarat of Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Attukal Pongala.
Places to See
There are several tourist attractions in this region such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, East Fort, Napier Museum and Zoo, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Kowdiar Palace, Kovalam, Ponmudi, Lighthouse Beach, The Kanakakunnu Palace,The Zoological Park, Hawa Beach, Samudra Beach, Happy Land Water Theme Park, Poovar Island, Chalai Bazaar,Agastya Mala Peak and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Dam.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to this region.
Varkala Sivagiri, Trivandrum Kochuveli, Trivandrum Central, Thiruvananthapuram Pettah, Kazhakkuttam and Trivandrum Veli are the nearest railway stations to this region.
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