Cochin is the situated on the west coast of the Arabian Sea, is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala. It is often referred by another name Erankulam, which is a mainland part of the city. The city is most remembered for its backwaters, ancient Chinese fishing nets and famous churches. A splendid place, Cochin, now known as Kochi ,has always attracted many domestic and international travelers.
Budget Hotels in Cochin
There are good budget hotels in Cochin. Some of them are Rayas Group of Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1001), Indeco Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Pandiyan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.501) and MIM Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550).
The official language of Cochin is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Cochin
Some famous festivals and events of Cochin include the Siva temple festival (January) and Cochin Carnival (December)
Places to See in Cochin
There are several places of tourist attraction in Cochin. Some of the places include Chinese fishing nets (1km from Kochi bus stand.), Fort Kochi Beach (8km from Kochi city), St. Francis Church, Kochi (1.5km from Fort Kochi bus stand), Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry (5 Km from bus stand) and Museum of Kerala History, Edapally (10Kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport situated at Nedumbassery, is about 28kms from Kochi city. This is the first international airport in India to be established without Central government support.
There are two busy railway junctions in Kochi— Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town. This railway line is well connected to major states and cities across the country. 128 scheduled train services operate daily from this junction.
There are more number of privately owned buses operate in the city when compared to state-owned bus services. Some of the major bus terminals are Ernakulam Town, Ernakulam Jetty, while the private bus terminal is situated at Kaloor. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include A1 Travels, Tippu Sultans Tavels abd Rathi Meena Travels. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.
Parasala is a small village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. This is a scarcely populated village due to the humid climate in the area. Jodhpur is 82 km away from Parasala and Jaipur, its city capital, is 353 km away. The areas that surround this village are Mandor, Bhopalgarh, Phalodi, and Balesar. Cities within the vicinity are Siana, Nagaur, Jodhpur, and Pipar.
Places to Stay
Since there are no hotels in Parasala, but tourists who visit Parasala can book rooms at Jodhpur where there are good budget hotels. Some of the hotels are Jee Ri Haveli (Tariff – Rs.840), Yogis Guest House (Tariff – Rs.677), and Kesar Heritage Guest House (Tariff – Rs.450).
The languages spoken in Parasala are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Parasala are Holi celebrated in March, and Diwali celebrated in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are places of interest around Parasala. Most of them are located in Jodhpur. Some of the places are Mehrangarh Fort located (12 km), Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park (12 km), Jaswant Thada (11 km), and Bal Samand Lake Palace (10 km) away.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is located 78 km away from Parasala.
Bhikamkor Railway Station is 27km from Parasala. This is a major railway station that connects the village to other cities and towns.
Parasala is connected through a well networked road system. There are state-run and private buses that travel to and fro. Opt for online bus ticket reservation to renowned tourist places in India by logging on to several bus booking websites.