Muvattupuzha is a town that belongs to the Ernakulum district in the state of Kerala. Its current population is 30000 plus boasting a literacy rate higher than the national average. The Muvattupuzha River flows through the town which lends it a highland green terrain. The town has a rich cultural heritage; two forms of martial arts are practiced here.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options for visitors such as Sahari Hotel, Hotel Paray Residency, Gloria Tourist Home and Thottam Lodge in the range of Rs.1500-Rs.1800.
Diwali, Eid, Easter, Christmas are the major events across the year.
Malayalam, Urdu and English are the local languages spoken in Muvattupuzha.
Places to Visit
Temples such as Puzhakkarakavu Bhagavati Temple and The Ramakrishna Math and churches like Holy Magi Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church and St. Joseph’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Church among many others are he interesting places to visit within 10-15km.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is located 34km away. It offers brilliant connectivity to cities around the country as well as to some international destinations.
Aluva Railway station is the nearest railway station, 34 km from Muvattupuzha. It offers limited connection to the main cities. Visitors could also make arrangements from Cochin Railway Station.
Muvattupuzha is surrounded by a few local towns that offer limited connectivity. Visitors should do bookings from Vazhakulam which offers better connections. KSTRC is the most trusted and frequently used bus service. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.
The Mookambika Temple is a 1,200 year old ancient temple located at Kollur, Karnataka. The temple bears a strong revelation of the Goddess Parvathi and is widely worshipped among the devotees of the region. The attractive temple of Mookambika is located at a distance of 135 km from Mangalore and 80 km from Udupi. The temple is easily accessible by train or bus from Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are many budget friendly hotels available for lodging purposes. Some of them which are worth mentioning are Beena Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Lalithambika Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 200), Swyambhoo Guest House (Tariff – Rs.300), Kairali Residency (Tariff – Rs. 300) and many more.
The official language of this place is Kannada.
A number of festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. Nithyothsavam, an everyday ritual is celebrated till Navarathri (September to October) every year. The annual car festival is another major event on March for a period of ten days.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist spots to visit around the Mookambika Temple. Some of them worth mentioning are the sacred Gopala Krishna Temple, the famous Suparanika river, Sri Siddheshwara Temple, Sukla Theertham, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, the scenic view from the Kodachadari Peak and many more.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 133 km from the Temple.
Byndoor Mookambika Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 30 km from the Temple.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is the major bus service that runs frequently in between the cities and other important suburbs. Private bus operators such as Paulo Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels also provide transport services across different places of the region. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.