Kilimanoor, a city in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district, lies on the border of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. The name Kilimanoor came from the word kili, meaning the land of the birds and deer. This city is well known for its Kilimanoor Palace and Meenmutti waterfalls. Kilimanoor is well connected to nearby cities such as Varkala, Attingal, Nedumangad and Paravoor.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kilimanoor for those visiting the city. Some of these are Hotel Safari (Tariff – Rs.956), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs.728) and Panchavadi Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.347).
The official language spoken in Kilimanoor is Malayalam.
The most celebrated festivals in Kilimanoor are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kilimanoor has got many tourist destinations in and around the city. These places include Varkala (23 km), Aaliyirakkm Beach (24 km), Anchuthengu (21 km), Muthala Pozhi Harbor (26 km), Murukkumpuzha (26 km) and Alamcode Mosque (12 km) away from Kilimanoor.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport, located 40 km away from Kilimanoor.
There is no railway station in Kilimanoor. Akathumuri Railway Station, which is 25 km away from this city, is the nearest railway station.
Kilimanoor is well connected by various routes from nearby cities and towns. KSRTC ply buses daily from several cities to Kilimanoor. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.
Thrissur – Trichur is the most famous cultural capital of Kerala. This city is located 300kms (186 mi) north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city is built on a 65-acre (hillock) called the Thekkinkadu Maidan. Thrissur is well known for its religious shrines, which include Thiruvambady temple, Vadakkumnathan temple and Paramekkavu temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours. Thrissur is also one of the main stopovers for pilgrims travelling to the famous Guruvayur Temple.
Budget Hotels in Thrissur
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Thrissur. Some of them are KTDC Tamarind Thrissur (Tariff – Rs1,500), Hotel Grand Park Regency ( (Tariff – Rs.1, 283), Mannapuram Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff – Rs 750) and Hotel Deliza Residency (Tariff – Rs.900).
The official language of Thrissur is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Thrissur
Some famous festivals and events of Thrissur include Uthralikavu Pooram (Febuary) , Peruvanam Pooram (March) and Thrissur Pooram (April).
Places to See in Thrissur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thrissur. Some of the places include Arattupuzha Temple (2kms away Thevar Road Bus Stop), Bible Tower (1 kms from bus stand), Guruvayur Temple (29km from KSRTC bus stand), Lourdes Cathedral( 5.2 kms from bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest International Airport is the Cochin International Airport (55kms) and the Coimbatore International Airport.
Thrissur railway is considered to be one of the busiest railway stations in Kerala. The railway line is located on the Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section. There are nearly three satellite station, Poonkunnam railway station Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station in Thrissur city.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the most important bus stations in the city. There are three bus stations in Thrissur, which include the Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand, Thrissur in Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, the Vadakke Stand and the Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station. The bus station provides inter-state and also local city bus service. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Akbar Travels, Canara Pinto Travels and Gulf Wing Travels. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.