Kothamangalam is a city in the state of Kerala. It comes under the Ernakulam District. Kothamangalam is surrounded by Pampakuda Taluk, Thodupuzha Taluk and Muvattupuzha Taluk down south and Koovappady Taluk in the west. Due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, humidity is high here. Some of the nearby cities are Muvattupuzha, Perumbavoor and Thodupuzha. It is at a distance of 220 km from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Places to Stay
Kothamangalam doesn’t have many lodging facilities. The only hotel known is Hotel Maria International (Tariff - Rs. 1000). The nearest place to find more lodging facility is Muvattupuzha, 12 km away.
The official language of the city is Malayalam. The natives can also understand and speak Tamil, English and Hindi.
The natives of the city celebrate Navarathri, Deepawali and Ram Navmi with great enthusiasm and passion.
Places of Interest
Kothamangalam is famous for ancient Syrian churches. Also it is situated close to many tourist destinations such as Valpari (20 km), Kalady (27 km), Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (38 km), Idukki (49 km) and Kochi (49 km) away.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Kothamangalam is the Kochi airport, 32 km away.
Kothamangalam neither has its own railway station nor is any station available at a radius of 10 km. Some of the nearest railway stations are of Chowara (33 km), Alwaye (35 km), Angamail (35 km) and Kurikad (37 km) away.
Kothamangalam has its own bus station which connects it to major cities such as Bangalore and Ernakulam. The tour operators of the area are SPS Travels India and Atlas Travels. The buses available are on a regular basis. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.
A municipality in Ernakulam District of Kerala, Perumbavoor is famed for its wood industries and small-scale industries. Located on the eastern tip of the Greater Cochin area, Perumbavoor lies on the banks of rivers Periyar and Muvattupuzha.situated between Angamaly and Muvattupuzha, Perumbavoor has the largest plywood industries in Asia. The town is predominantly agricultural.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Perumbavoor. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Excellency (Tariff- Rs. 1097), The Capital Kochi City (Tariff-Rs. 1518) and Elite Palazzo (Tariff- Rs. 1980)
The annual festival at the Arulmigu Sri Pathirakali Amman temple and the Chitirai festival celebrated between Mid-April to Mid-May draws people across the state.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
PerumbavoorTown Juma-masjid, Meca Masjid, Perumbavoor Sri Dharmasastha Temple, Koottumadom Sree Subramanya Swami Temple and Perumbavoor Church are located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kochi
The nearest railway stations are at Angamaly and Aluva.
Perumbavoor bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Kallada Travels, Viji Yathra Travels, Kerala Lines and Shama Transport run regular buses to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.