Kalamassery is a suburb of Kochi, an urban hub in the South Indian state of Kerala. There are a number of fertilizers and chemical industries in this place due to which a companies have also been flagging in this area. By virtue of its location close to an estuary and the sea, the air carries a lot of humidity. Those with a desire to try out temples, beaches and South Indian cuisine should try this place out.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kalamassery that are suitable for budget travelers; some of the options include the Royal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandrika Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900), MIK Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900) and YMC Youth centre (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
Kochi Festival is celebrated in Fort Kochi is the last ten days of December. Kochi Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held after every two years between November-January. Some of the other important festivals of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Malayalam is the local language spoken in. English is a commonly used language.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Kalamassery are the Museum of Kerala History, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church, and St. Pious Church along with many other temples and churches all within a 20 km radious.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is 19 km away, with many international and domestic flights plying to and fro.
Ernakulum Junction and Ernakulum Town are the two main railway stations which are well connected to Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, and Calicut and are located at distances of 14 and 10 km respectively.
Buses from all the major cities of Kerala are available for the area. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
The city of Jaggampeta is located in Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarter is about 439 km away from Hyderabad, the capital city. As it is a part of Eastern Ghats regions, one can explore the beautiful hills and lush green fields in the outskirts of the city. It is not very far from popular tourist places like Kakinada (35 km) and Rajahmundry (37 km).
Places to Stay
Jaggampeta does not have good options when it comes to accommodation. However, there are plenty of hotels in Kakinada like Udupi Radhakrishna (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel Udupi Venus (Tariff-Rs.500) and Hotel Udupi Durga Lodge (Tariff-Rs.600).
Telugu is the official language of Jaggampeta.
Major festivals of this region are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Muharram (November), Ugadi (April), Krishastami (August) and Diwali (October-November).
Places of Interest
There are no major attractions in Jaggampeta. But Kakinada (35 km) has several places that are worth visiting like Pithapuram (21 km), Draksharam, Bhavanaranya Swamy Temple and Coringa Sanctuary. Kotilingeswara Temple (15.8 km), Alcot Garden (10 km) and Papi hills (12 km) in Rajahmundry also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport (26 km), which connects Jaggampeta with other cities.
Gudaparti Railway Station based at a distance of 19km is the nearest from the village.
Both state buses and private buses are active in this area. Meghana Travels, SVR Tours and Travels, Reddy Express and Gowthami Travels are some private operators plying between Jaggampeta and other regions.