Kunnamkulam is a town located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. The town has ancient roots, with archaeologists finding Roman coins dating back to 123 BC here. Kunnamkulam’s claim to fame is its paper based products like notebooks, greeting cards, envelopes, and cartons. Printing and binding are also ancillary industries here.
Places to Stay
There are a number of good hotel options in Kunnamkulam. Some of them are Grand Club Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Gurvayoor Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Palace Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Mannapuram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Malayalam and English are both official languages of Kunnamkulam.
Thrissur Pooram is a popular festival held at Vadakkunnathan Temple annually in April-May.
Places of Interest
Kunnamkulam has a number of places which are of religious interest like Shiv Temple, Kakkad Temple and St. Paul’s CSI Church. Thrissur, located a mere 23 km away, is the cultural capital of Kerala and is home to numerous tourist spots like the Guruvayur Temple, Cheraman Juma Masjid, and Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy (Dance, Drama and Music Academy).
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport is the Calicut Airport, situated 63 km away.
Guruvayur Railway Station connects Kunnamkulam to major cities like the state capital Trivandrum, Calicut, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai.
Kunnamkulam is well connected to other major towns and cities via busses. Some private operators like Praveen Travels, Sharma Transport and Theertham Travels run reliable and regular services. When you opt for Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility ensure that you check out for discount coupons.
A panchayat town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Ankola is a small coastal town. A town, which has many beaches, Ankola is famous for its unique breed of mango, which is called ishaad and is also known for its cashews. Belekeri beach in Ankola town is a natural port rich in iron ore, which is exported to China and Europe. Ankola is surrounded by temple towns and villages on all sides. Yakshagan and Suggi, a form of tribal folk dance has its roots in this town.
Places to Stay
Being a beach town there are many places to stay in Ankola. Hotels like Estuary View Resort (Tariff- Rs.1000) offer affordable accommodation options.
The annual Mela 'Bandihabba', is celebrated for nine days during the Buddha Poornima (May) and 'Karthik' (November) when the five temple deities are taken on a procession, the whole town celebrates with fireworks.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The temples, churches and beaches Baskal Gudda, Nadibag, Shedikuli, Keni, and Belekeri attract tourists from across the state. Being a very small town, every place of interest is located within 2-3kms of the bus stand
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dabolim Airport (133kms).
Ankola has its own Railway Station.
Ankola Bus Stand and Kelagina Manjaguni Bus Stop in the town run regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sugama Tourist, Sea Bird Tourist and VRL Travels run regular buses to and from the village. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.