One of the 5 Taluks in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, Ranni also spelt as Ranny is a small township on the banks of the Pamba River. one of the largest taluks in Kerala, Ranni is well-known for the Hindu temple of Sabarimala, which is located in this taluk. The largest rubber producing taluks in Kerala, Ranni is connects to the surrounding regions via the State Highway – 08. Sabarimala is situated 66kms from Ranni town centre.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Ranni. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at River and Rubber Homestay 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
The St. Thomas Church in the heart of town and the Sabarimala temple (66kms) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram
The nearest railway station is at Thiruvalla
Ranni bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Kallada Travels run regular buses to and from the town. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.
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.