Murnad is a small town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kannur, across the border in Kerala, at a distance of 97 km south-west. Another major urban hub close-by is Mysore at a distance of 133 km east. Those willing to explore South Indian temples, cuisine and landscape can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Kannur. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Malabar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Pranav Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kamalalayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs. 1,000), Sky Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting Islamic month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Being close to the Arabian Sea coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. Some of the other places in Kannur which deserve special mention are St. Angelos Fort built by the Portuguese, the Thalassery Fort built by the British, the Ezhimala historical site established by the British, the Moppila Bay and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Mysore Airport at a distance of 147 km.
The Kannur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 97 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the place to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. Buses to the town are available from Kannur and Mysore. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.