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 East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Ravulapalem is located on the National Highway 16. The town is connected to Konaseema Delta region through a ring road. The town is also referred to as ‘Gateway of Konaseema’, since it is located at the entrance to the picturesque Konaseema. The popular ‘Kunda Biryani ‘ is from Ravulapalem. Well-known for it ‘banana market’, the town has a bride that goes across the River Gowthami Godavari.
Budget Hotels in Ravulapalem
Ravulapalem has lodges that offer affordable accommodation. Place like Sri Jyothi Hotels and Srinivasa Lodge near the bus stop offer rooms for Rs.500 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Ravulapalem
The annual religious festivals are celebrated here.
Places to See in Ravulapalem
The Venkataeswaraswami Temple Vedireswaram Canal Bridge and Kanaka Durga Ammavari Temple are located within 1-4kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport (31kms).
The nearest railways station is at Kadiyan (19kms).
Ravulapalem Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Meghana Travels, Sai Anjana Travels and Kesineni Tours & Travels run regular buses to and from the village. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.