A small town and a municipality in Palakkad district of Kerala, Shoranur is located on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River. The premier centre for classical arts is located in this town, which attracts artists from across the globe. The town is a part of the district's industrial belt, where a large number of agricultural tools are manufactured. Considered a major transport hub, Shornur Junction is the largest Railway Junction in Kerala.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Shornur. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Gayathri Regency and Hotel Samudra Regency that offers rooms from Rs.1500 onwards.
All annual festivals like Onam, Vishu, Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Muthappan Temple, Maariyamman Kovil, Kuzhukottu Kavu and St. Antony's Church located near the bus stand are well-known places of worship in Shornur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Calicut
Shornur has its own Railway Station
Shornur has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Atlas Travels, Kerala Lines and Kallada Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.
Kollam is an old port town which is situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is well known for its rich store of cashew nut, spice and the famous Ashtamudi Lake which is the second largest in Kerala. Kollam was once the capital of Venad.
Budget Hotels in Kollam
Nani hotels and resorts- (Tariff- from Rs 1500 onwards) merely 1.5 kms from bus stand.Hotel Sea Pearl (Tariff- Rs 1470) this is at a 15 minutes walking distance from Railway Station Hotel Raj residency- (Rs 1000 onwards) Walking distance from Kollam railway station
Events in Kollam
Kollam hosts a number of events throughout the year. Starting from the Kollam Pooram which is one of the most colourful ten days festivals in Kerala, it is followed by Parippalli Gajamela which is again 10 days annual festival of the Kodimoottil Sree Bhagavathi Temple; this is celebrated in the month of February and March. The procession is completed by decorated elephants and women in traditional attire holding lighted lamps.
The official language of Kollam is Malayalam.
Places to See in Kollam
Kollam is surrounded by a number of famous places often visited by tourists. The famous Ashtamudi backwater is well known for its picturesque beauty and is the second largest lake in Kerala. Other places to visit in Kollam includes Ashramam Picnic village, the Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram, Thangasseri which was once a Portuguese establishment, Kollam Beach & Thirumullavaram Beach, Munroe Island, Puthenkulam Elephant Village, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kollam is the Trivandrum Airport which has numerous direct flights to international cities like Singapore, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Bahrain, Qatar, Sharjah and many more. It is also connected with all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
The Kollam railway station is 1 Km from City centres and is well connected to all major South Indian cities.
There are frequent buses available to Kollam from Trivandrum, Cochin and Alleppey. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com.