Formerly a French colony, Mahé, which now comes under the Mahé district of the Union Territory of Puducherry, which is on the east coast, is surrounded by Kannur and Calicut District of Kerala. Also known as Mayyazhi, Maheis famous for the St. Teresa's Church, which brings in people from Singapore, Sri Lanka and England every year during the annual festival. Tourism is the main source of income for the people living here.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Mahe. Tourists visiting the place can stay Hotel Safair, Hotel Jaypees and Hotel Rajeev that offers rooms starting from Rs.700 onwards.
The major festival in this region is Vishu and Christmas. The annual festival held at St. Teresa's Church from October 5th to 22nd brings in pilgrims from across the globe.
The major languages are Malayalam, Tamil and French.
Places to Visit
The MahéPalli (Mahé Church), Sree krishna temple and Sree Kurumba Bagavathi Temple are located in the heart of town is a famous pilgrimage centre of Mahe.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Calicut (85kms)
Mahe has its own railway station
Kovukkal Bus Stop, Mahe Railway Station Bus Stop, Mahe Police Station Bus Stop, New Mahe Bus Stop, Mammimukku Bus Stop, MahePaalam Bus Stop and KallayiChungam Bus Stoprun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Blessy Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Through bus booking offers you can get a lot of discount while booking your tickets
Mangalapuram is a city located in Kerala, India. Thiruvananthapuram is the closest tourism destination that one can also visit. Other major attractions include Ponmudi, Varkala and Kovalam. Mangalapuram is well-known for its pilgrimage attractions and picturesque beauty. Nearby cities include Andurkonam, Venjaramud, Venjaramudu, Attingal, Attungal and Vettutura. There are many beaches close to the city.
Places to Stay
Mangalapuram has several budget hotel options. Some of them are Chaithram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Blue Nest Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Highland Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Thampura Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1300).
The official language spoken in Mangalapuram is Malayalam. English is also spoken.
Vishu is a major festival celebrated in Kerala on the 14th of April every year.
Places of Interest
One can visit Thekkevilakam Devi Temple, Mullamangalam Temple, Thundil Shree Bhagavathi Temple, Kovalam Beach (32 km away from Mangalapuram), Poovar Beach (46 km away from Mangalapuram), Technopark (14.6 km away from Mangalapuram), Palod (34.1 km away from Mangalapuram) and Vellanad (37.1 km away from Mangalapuram).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mangalapuram is at Thiruvanantapuram, which is located at a distance of 17 km away.
Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest railway station to Mangalapuram, located at a distance of 9.8 km away from the town.
Mangalapuram is well-connected to all major cities by road through Thonnakkal and Thiruvananthapuram. Many bus operators like Kallada Travels, Kalyani Travels, Bismi Tours & Travels and Parveen Travels Pvt. Ltd. provide excellent services to passengers. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.