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.
Udumalaipet also popularly referred to as “Udumalai “ is a part of the Udumalaipettai taluk which belongs to the Tirupur District of Tamil Nadu. This place is known for its resorts and together with Pollachi is one of the twin cities that is segregated from Coimbatore,
Budget Hotels in Udumalapet
Ananth Lodge, Annai Lodge, Ganesh Lodge and Priya Lodge are some of the budget hotels having tariffs between Rs.500-Rs.100o where one can stay while visiting Udumalaipet.
The official language of Udumalaipet is Tamil.
Events in Udumalapet
Udumalpet Car Festival is the main festival of this town which is celebrated every year with great pomp and show.
Places to See in Udumalapet
Chinnar 25 km , Pollachi 29 km, Palani 35 km Thirumoorthi Dam 20 Kms are some of the tourist spots near Udumalaipet that are worth paying a visit.
How to Get There
Coimbatore is about 69 Km from Udumalaipet and is the nearest airport.
Railway Station Udumalpet Coimbatore Tamilnadu is about 1.1km from this city and is the main railway station of Udumalaipet.
SM Travels, Arasu Travels, Sri Hari Travels are some of the popular bus operators that run regular buses to and from Udumalaipet to cities like Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Erode, Salem etc. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to ticketgoose.com.