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.
A town in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu,Pattukkottai is a part of the fertile Cauvery delta region. While a chiefly agricultural region, the town thrives mostly on fishing. Well-connected by road, the town is about 48kms from Thanjavur and the Bay of Bengal is just 12kms aways from this town. The town is well-known for its ancient sculptures and temples. The famous Manora Fort is located just 15kms from the centre of this town.
Budget Hotels in Pattukottai
There are many hotels in Pattukottai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Abis Inn Apartment Hotel, Hotel Vanmathi Lodge and Lakshmi Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Pattukottai
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Pattukottai
ArulmiguThurgai Amman Temple (13kms), Manora Global Village and Fort (15kms) are some of the famous places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
Pattukottai has its own railway station
Pattukottai bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Sri Renganathan Travels, Mariya Travels, Srm Transports, Parveen Travels and Anbu Travels run regular buses to and from the town. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.