Situated in the state of Kerala, Manakala is a seaside village and is a part of the Pathanamthitta district. The name Manakala is derived from two Malayalam words, ‘Manal’ meaning sand and ‘Kaala’ which translates to land or place. In literal translation, Manakala refers to a place which is covered in sand. It is also the hometown of prominent Indian film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels in Manakala. Some of them are River Walk Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Mannil Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Pearl Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Manakala is Malayalam. However, English is also spoken in this seaside village
The most important event in Manakala is the ‘Kettu Kazhcha’ which is an annual festival at the Mahadeva temple. Onam, which is the harvest festival in Kerala, is celebrated throughout Manakala during September.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Manakala. Some of the places include Mahadeva Temple (2 km), Vishnu Temple, Sreenarayanapuram Temple, the Orthodox Syrian Church, the Church of South India and the Mannady Temple (6 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Manakala is in Thiruvananthapuram (92 km).
Manakala does not have a railway station and the nearest one is located in the town of Adoor (4 km).
There are no direct bus services to the village of Manakala but many buses from major cities like Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore (666 km) come to Adoor. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.