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.
Known as the Steel City of South India, Salem is located at the base of the beautiful Yercaud hills. The place derived its name from the word Sailam meaning a place bound by mountains. Salem has captured a huge market for the manufacture of stainless steel and handlooms.
Place to Stay
There are several good budget hotels that are easy on your pocket. Some of good hotels are— Sri Durga Residency (Tariff –Rs 1,900), Park Plaza Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1000), Hotel Silver Palace (Tariff –Rs.1000 to 2000) and Hotel Hema Internationals (Tariff –Rs 500 to 1000).
Mariamman festival is celebrated during the month of july. This famous festival is celebrated for 15 days
Every festival in Salem is celebrated with vigor and enthusiasm.
Tamil is the main language spoken in the region.
Places to Visit
1008 Lingam Temple (10 kms from Salem), Poiman Karadu (9 km from Salem), Siddhar Temple (22 kms from Salem), Sugavaneshwarar Temple ( 1km from old bus stand)and Kurumpapatti Zoological Park (6km from Salem).
How to Get There
The airport is situated about 20kms away from the city. Salem Airport is positioned at Kaamalapuram. This airport which is constructed at the cost of 6 crore provides flight services for some districts of Tamil Nadu
Salem Junction railway station is located about 5 km from Salem. This is considered to be an important railway junction in the southern railway. Many direct trains halt and depart from Salem station.
Salem has two bus terminus called MGR central bus terminus and Town bus stand. MGR central bus terminus connects to all the states in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile the Town bus stand only serves for the local city. Bus operators that offer daily scheduled traveling services at lowest price include Hosanna Tours And Travels Pvt Ltd, S M S Travels and Tharai Travels and Parcels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.