Melur, a town in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district, is also known as Thaikramam, meaning Mother of Villages, as it is the biggest region in the vicinity. This town manufactures and exports ploughs. Granite from this area is exported worldwide. Agriculture is the main occupation here. Some of the nearby cities include Natham, Madurai, Thirupuvanam and Sivaganga.
Places to Stay
Melur does not have accommodation facilities. Madurai, 29 km away from this town, provides good comfortable budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Hotel International (Tariff – Rs.445), Hotel Vijay (Tariff – Rs.573), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs.614) and Hotel Kathir Palace (Tariff – Rs.763).
The official language spoken in Melur is Tamil.
The important festivals here are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Dussehra in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many sightseeing destinations around Melur. These include Madurai (29 km), Alagar kovil Reserve Forest (19 km), Thiruvathavur (10 km) and Tiruppuvanam (28 km) away from Melur.
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport, which is 38 km away from Melur.
There is no railway station in Melur. The nearest railway station, Tirupuvanam Railway Station, is situated 29 km away from this town.
There are regular buses travelling to and fro neighbouring states. Parveen Travels, a private bus operator, runs daily trips from Chennai to this town. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.
A city and headquarters of the Malappuram district in Kerala, Malappuram id located 12kms from NH 66 (formerly NH 17). Mountainous, lush green region, the city is situated 50kms southeast of Kozhikode. The well-known river in the state, Kadalundi Puzha flows through this city. Industries related to wood are a major source of income in this city. The city has a large number of places of worship and the festivals held at all of them are famous across the region.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Malappuram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel Kondotty (Tariff-Rs.1,320) and Greenhouse Homestay (Tariff-Rs. 1,250)
Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram and Kottakkal pooram (March–April), Nilambur Pattu (January), Kondotty Nercha (March), Vairamkode Vela or Theeyaattu (February), Puthenpalli Nercha Omanur Nercha and Malaparamba Perunnal are some of the festivals held in this city.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Ma'din Grand Masjid, Hajiyarpalli Masjid, Mylappuram Juma Masjid, Kunnummal Juma Masjid, Sree Parammal Mahadheva Temple and Triparangode Lord Siva Temple are located within 2kms from the bus stand. The famous Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is located 35kms from the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Karipur International Airport (25kms)
The nearest railway station is at Angadipuram (17kms)
Malappuram bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like KTC Tours, Parveen Travels and Kallada Travels run regular buses to and from the city. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travellers can choose from multiple top operators, bus types, convenient schedules and price. Book your bus ticket online through Ticketgoose.com.