Nilambur is a beautiful town situated on the banks of river Chaliyar. Lying on the foothills of the Western Ghats, this town is also known for its teak plantations. A part of Kerala’s Malappuram district, Nilambur has plenty to offer its tourists. From lush green forests to wildlife sanctuaries to rivers, this town is endowed with all. If you are in town, do not forget to sample the delectable Malabar cuisine.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of homestays in Nilambur. However, Malappuram, which is 41 km away, has a number of budget hotels, including Motel Araam (Tariff – Rs.500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs.900) and Ruby Residency (Tariff – Rs.600).
Malayalam is the official language of this town. English is also spoken and understood.
Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Easter and Christmas are celebrated in a grand manner in Nilambur.
Places of Interest
Nilambur is blessed with nature’s bounty. The Conolly Plot (2 km), hanging bridge across river Chaliyar, Banglavu Kunnu, Bio Reserve Park, Teak Museum, Adyanpara Falls, Vellamthode Falls and Nedunayakam are some of the major tourist attractions of the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport, which is 46 km away.
Nilambur Railway Station, which is 4 km away, connects this town to other cities.
There are buses from Calicut, Malppuram and Thiruvananthapuram. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.
Thrissur – Trichur is the most famous cultural capital of Kerala. This city is located 300kms (186 mi) north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city is built on a 65-acre (hillock) called the Thekkinkadu Maidan. Thrissur is well known for its religious shrines, which include Thiruvambady temple, Vadakkumnathan temple and Paramekkavu temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours. Thrissur is also one of the main stopovers for pilgrims travelling to the famous Guruvayur Temple.
Budget Hotels in Thrissur
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Thrissur. Some of them are KTDC Tamarind Thrissur (Tariff – Rs1,500), Hotel Grand Park Regency ( (Tariff – Rs.1, 283), Mannapuram Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff – Rs 750) and Hotel Deliza Residency (Tariff – Rs.900).
The official language of Thrissur is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Thrissur
Some famous festivals and events of Thrissur include Uthralikavu Pooram (Febuary) , Peruvanam Pooram (March) and Thrissur Pooram (April).
Places to See in Thrissur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thrissur. Some of the places include Arattupuzha Temple (2kms away Thevar Road Bus Stop), Bible Tower (1 kms from bus stand), Guruvayur Temple (29km from KSRTC bus stand), Lourdes Cathedral( 5.2 kms from bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest International Airport is the Cochin International Airport (55kms) and the Coimbatore International Airport.
Thrissur railway is considered to be one of the busiest railway stations in Kerala. The railway line is located on the Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section. There are nearly three satellite station, Poonkunnam railway station Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station in Thrissur city.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the most important bus stations in the city. There are three bus stations in Thrissur, which include the Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand, Thrissur in Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, the Vadakke Stand and the Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station. The bus station provides inter-state and also local city bus service. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Akbar Travels, Canara Pinto Travels and Gulf Wing Travels. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.