A town in the Palakkad district of Kerala, Ottapalam is situated on the banks of the Bharathappuzha river. This town has witnessed many historic events. Although the town is located only 35kms away from Palakkad, Ottapalam is said to be culturally very different from the district. The temples in this town are quite famous across the south.
Places to Stay
There are many of hotels in Ottapalam. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Ayodhya Hotel and Lodging, Aramana Hotel, Priya Hotel and Lodging and Breeze Lodge from Rs.800 onwards.
Vishu, Onam, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here. Chinakathoor Pooram held every year at Chinakathoor Kavu Temple is a famous event.
Malayalam is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Chinakathoor Kavu Temple located in the heart of town is the main attraction here. The other temples located within 2kms are Pariyanampatta Temple, Muthalappara Bhagavathi Kshetram and Killikavu temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore (75kms)
Ottapalam has its own railway station
Ottapalam Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like R.K.G Travels, Sharma Transports and Atlas Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets
Neyyattinkara is a town based in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala state. The town is on the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border and in close to Kanyakumari. The town is famous for its temples and Neyyar dam. Kerala Automobile Limited is a leading manufacturer in automobile industry and has its office here. Kollankodu, Neyyattinkara, Pacode and Thiruparappu are the cities close to Neyyattinkara.
Places to Stay
Travellers can stay at Thiruvananthapuram at the following hotels. Chaithram Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1500), Hotel Raja (Tariff - Rs. 2200), Hotel Magic Days (Tariff - Rs. 2000) and Sea Breeze Beach Resort (Tariff Rs. 3000).
The languages spoken in Neyyattinkara are Tamil, Malayalam, Tulu, Konkani, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Neyyanttinkara are the Elephant Race (January), Onam, Easter, Vinayak Chaturthi, Vishu, Christmas and Eid.
Places of Interest
Neyyattinkara has several tourist destinations close by. Some of them are Kovalam (13 km) - Neyyar Dam, Hawa Beach and East Fort Ganapathy Temple, Trivandrum (20 km) - Napier Museum, Sree Chitra Art Galery and Kaudiar Palace, Kanyakumari (68 km) - Vattakottai Fort, St. Xavier Church and Subramanya Temple and Ponmudi (44 km) - Ponmudi Watere Falls, Golden Valley and Deer Park.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum Airport. It is located about 23 km away from the town.
The Trivandrum railway station, 19 km away is the closest railway station.
The KSRTC bus services connect Neyyanttinkara to nearby cities and town. Private bus services like Kallada Travels and Lilly Travels also go past the town. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.