The headquarters of Pathanapuram Taluk in Kerala, Punalur is situated in the banks of the Kallada River. Known as the ‘Lap of the western Ghats’, Punalur is the second-largest city in Kollam and the 5th largest city in south Kerala. NH-208 connecting Kollam - Thirumangalam Road passes through Punalur. The town is famous across the country for its paper industries. The town has a great number of educational institutions.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Punalur. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kumar Palace, Hotel Vrindhavanam and Narendra Regency that offers rooms from Rs.1000 onwards
All annual festivals like Onam, Vishu, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Saint Marys Cathedral Church, St. Thomas Marthoma Church and Shree Krishna Temple are located close to the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram
Punalur has its own railway stations
Punaloor bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Kallada Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets