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.
Kuttippuram, a town in Kerala’s Malappuram district, lies on the banks of River Bharathapuzha. The Edapally-Panvel Highway and Tirur-Kuttippuram Road passes through this town. This town is well connected by roadways and railways. Kuttippuram is situated on the border of Malappuram and Palakkad. There are numerous tourist attractions around Kuttippuram worth visiting such as temples, churches, mosques and beaches.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kuttippuram. Valanchery, which is about 8 km away from Kuttippuram, offers budget hotels. These hotels are Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs.954), Hotel KR Residency (Tariff – Rs.423) and Royal Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.452).
The language spoken in Kuttippuram is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kuttippuram are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Kuttippuram has many tourist attractions in and around the town. Some of these places are Nilayoram Park and Mallur Shiva Parvathi Temple and Mini Pampa, a kilometer away from the town, Ponnani Harbor (18 km), Padinharekara Azhimukham Beach (23 km) and Ponnani Juma Masjid (19 km) away from Kuttippuram.
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport, being 49 km away from Kuttippuram.
Kuttippuram Railway Station is situated within 220-m from the main town center and connects Shoranur and Kozhikode.
Kuttippuram is well connected by state-run and private buses from all nearby cities and states. There are private bus operators such as Kallada Travels and Shama Sardar Travels that run comfortable Volvo buses from Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore to Kuttippuram. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.