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.
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.