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.
A city and municipality in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, Ramanathapuram, also known as Ramnad,is located on south east of the state. Well-connected to Madurai through the NH 49, Ramanathapuram is also connected to the state capital via the East Coast Road. The Pamban Bridge that extends between India and the island nation of Sri Lanka, and separate the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar is located here.
Budget Hotels in Ramanathapuram
There are many hotels in Ramanathapuram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rupee Lodge (Tariff Rs.300 onwards), Hotel Rupee Sky Palace (Tariff Rs.800 onwards) and Aishwarya Hotel (Tariff Rs.300 onwards).
Events in Ramanathapuram
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Ramanathapuram
Ramalingavilasam Palace (1km), Uchipuli Beach (27kms), Arulmighu Sri MuthumariammanAlayam, Kirubasanam Church of Christ and RamnadAyyappanKovilare places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai
Ramanathapuramhas its own railway station
Ramanathapuram bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels, Universal Travels and SRM Transports run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.