A town in Kerala,Pandalam is considered to be a holy town for its mythical connection with Lord Ayyappa and Sabarimala. The town is a renowned educational and health care centre in the region. There are many temples in the town. The centuries old Kurunthottayam market, (now known as the Pandalam market) is one among the largest agricultural markets in Central Travancore.
Places to Stay
There are not many of hotels in Pandalam. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Shines Tourist Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500 onwards) ,SreeValsam Residency (Tariff-Rs.500 onwards), Hotel river walk (Tariff-Rs.400-750) and Shines Hotels & Resort (Tariff-Rs.345-690)
Vishu,Onam, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit near the bus stand includes the Sri Karumaari Amman Temple and Sivan Koil
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (107kms)
The nearest railway station is at Chengannur(11kms)
PandalamBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like A1 Travels, Anjali Travels, Surya Travels, Atlas Travels, Kallada Travelsand Shama Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.
Cochin is the situated on the west coast of the Arabian Sea, is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala. It is often referred by another name Erankulam, which is a mainland part of the city. The city is most remembered for its backwaters, ancient Chinese fishing nets and famous churches. A splendid place, Cochin, now known as Kochi ,has always attracted many domestic and international travelers.
Budget Hotels in Cochin
There are good budget hotels in Cochin. Some of them are Rayas Group of Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1001), Indeco Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Pandiyan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.501) and MIM Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550).
The official language of Cochin is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Cochin
Some famous festivals and events of Cochin include the Siva temple festival (January) and Cochin Carnival (December)
Places to See in Cochin
There are several places of tourist attraction in Cochin. Some of the places include Chinese fishing nets (1km from Kochi bus stand.), Fort Kochi Beach (8km from Kochi city), St. Francis Church, Kochi (1.5km from Fort Kochi bus stand), Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry (5 Km from bus stand) and Museum of Kerala History, Edapally (10Kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport situated at Nedumbassery, is about 28kms from Kochi city. This is the first international airport in India to be established without Central government support.
There are two busy railway junctions in Kochi— Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town. This railway line is well connected to major states and cities across the country. 128 scheduled train services operate daily from this junction.
There are more number of privately owned buses operate in the city when compared to state-owned bus services. Some of the major bus terminals are Ernakulam Town, Ernakulam Jetty, while the private bus terminal is situated at Kaloor. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include A1 Travels, Tippu Sultans Tavels abd Rathi Meena Travels. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.