Sulthan Bathery is named after Tipu Sultan who ruled Mysore just before the British took over. Sulthan Bathery lies on the Kozhikode-Kollegal NH 766 and is the biggest town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a major business hub which is situated 100 km from Ooty and 115 km from Mysore. Sulthan Bathery is also a shopper’s haven and provides visitors with textiles, electronics, building material, home appliances, automobiles and even products such as honey.
Places to Stay
Sulthan Bathery is a small village and so has plenty of local homestays that are available. Visitors can find budget-friendly hotels in the Wayanad district. These include hotels such as Hotel Mint Flower (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Issacs Hotel Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000.)
The official language of Sulthan Bathery is Malayalam. English is also spoken here.
Some of the major festivals of Sulthan Bathery include Pongal (January), Utsavam (February-March) and Saraswathy Pooja (October.)
Places of Interest
The Chethalayam Falls (10 km away), the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (15 km away) and the Sree Maha Vishnu temple (24 km away) are some of the tourist attractions that lie near Sulthan Bathery.
How to Get There
The Mysore airport (106 km away) is nearest to Sulthan Bathery. The Calicut International airport (120 km away) is the next closest.
The nearest railway stations are in Kozhikode (99 km away) and Mysore (116 km away.)
Regular bus services run from from Sulthan Bathery to connecting cities such as Mysore, Kozhikode and Bangalore. Kallada Travels, Lilly Tours & Travels, and Diamond Tours and Travels are a few of the good bus operators in this region. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.
Kalamassery is a suburb of Kochi, an urban hub in the South Indian state of Kerala. There are a number of fertilizers and chemical industries in this place due to which a companies have also been flagging in this area. By virtue of its location close to an estuary and the sea, the air carries a lot of humidity. Those with a desire to try out temples, beaches and South Indian cuisine should try this place out.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kalamassery that are suitable for budget travelers; some of the options include the Royal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandrika Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900), MIK Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900) and YMC Youth centre (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
Kochi Festival is celebrated in Fort Kochi is the last ten days of December. Kochi Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held after every two years between November-January. Some of the other important festivals of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Malayalam is the local language spoken in. English is a commonly used language.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Kalamassery are the Museum of Kerala History, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church, and St. Pious Church along with many other temples and churches all within a 20 km radious.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is 19 km away, with many international and domestic flights plying to and fro.
Ernakulum Junction and Ernakulum Town are the two main railway stations which are well connected to Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, and Calicut and are located at distances of 14 and 10 km respectively.
Buses from all the major cities of Kerala are available for the area. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.