Ettumanoor is located in the state of Kerala. It is a major town and is located 11 km from the town of Kottayam and 65 km from Cochin. It is a connecting link to Cochin, the major commercial center of Kerala. This place falls on the way to wagamon and poonjar.
Places of Interest
The ancient Siva Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple here is the most famous tourist attraction in this place. According to the myths the Pandavas and the sage Vyasa had worshipped at this temple. Christuraj church (Christ the King Church) is one of the famous churches in Kottayam district. There are a number of mosques also. The most famous ones are the Kaithamala Muhiudheen Masjid and the Thazhathangady Juma Masjid.
Places to Stay
Business class hotels are being opened around Ettumanoor. These hotels are located at a distance of3 km from this place. These are- Zurich International, Vijaya Park and the Hotel Elegance.
How to Get There
Cochin international airport located at a distance of 64 km is the nearest airport to Ettumanor. There are flights to all major Indian cities and also to some major international cities.
Rail connectivity is there between this town and all the major towns and cities of South India. There are trains to other parts of the country like Delhi and Mumbai.
Buses ply from a lot of places of the nearby states to the town of Ettumanor. There are well constructed and well maintained highways from this place to the major towns and cities. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.
Ernakulum is the most urban part of Kochi city. Considered to be the commercial hub of Kerala, Ernakulum is a cosmopolitan compared to the other cities in Kerala. This city is known for its well developed Airport and International port.
Budget Hotels in Ernakulam
There are good budget hotels in Ernakulum. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Ernakulum is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Ernakulam
Some famous festivals and events of Ernakulum include the Pineapple Fest Festival (January), Athachamayam and Ernakulam Shiva Temple Festival (January ).
Places to See in Ernakulam
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ernakulam. Some of the places include Santa Cruz Cathedral (16kms from Ernakulam Town Railway Station), Cherai Beach, Kochi (25kms from Kochi), Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary (3 Km from Ernakulam Junction)
How to Get There
Cochin Airport is said to be the first airport that established the public private partnership. A lot of NRIs from 30 countries have invested on the airport. The Airport is located on the National Highway- 47 (NH-47) at Athany and NH-17 at Angamaly. This airport handles 9 domestic flight and 17 international flights.
Ernakulam railway station is the busiest railway station. Located at Kochi it is well connected to major cities in India. It is said to be the largest railway station among the other two stations in the city which are Ernakulam North and Aluva railway station. The other large railway station in Kochi city is the Ernakulam Town Railway Station.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provides interstate, intercity and local bus services. Some of the bus stands are Kaloor Private Bus Terminal, Eloor North Bus Stand, Thripunitura Old Bus Stand, Murickens bus stop and Cheranalloor Ferry Bus Stand. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.