Thalassery is a town rich in history, culture and heritage in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a part of the Kannur district, adjacent to the Arabian Sea coast. The town itself lies on the coast. Thalassery has been famously and closely contested among different rulers at various stages of history – from the local Naduvazhis rulers to, Hyder Ali to the Europeans. History and heritage-lovers will find the place interesting.
Places to Stay
There are a lot of budget hotels which are available in the town. Some of the ones which deserve mention are Paris Presidency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Soubhagya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,200), Sree Gokulam Fort Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, the fasting Islamic month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The town is abundant with tourist places, among which the must-see are the Thiruvangad Sree Ramaswami Temple, the Odathil Palli Mosque built 200 years ago, Mamanam Shri MahaDevi temple, Kottiyoor Vadakkeshwaram Temple and others. Some of the other places in Kannur which deserve special mention are St. Angelos Fort built by the Portuguese, the Thalassery Fort built by the British, the Ezhimala historical site established by the British, the Moppila Bay and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 97 km.
The town has its own railway station, which connects Thalassery to other major parts of the region.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Vatakara to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.
A town in Belgaum district of Karnataka,Athani is well known for being the birthplace of famous Kannada poets and writers and their contribution to Kannada literature. Located 150kms from Belgaum city and 75kms from Bijapur, Athani is an agricultural town and the river Krishna flows through the Taluk. The town is also known to be the birthplace of the well-known Sri Shivyogi Murughendra Swamiji.
Budget Hotels in Athani
Athani has a reasonable number of lodges near the bus stand. Shanti Sagar Lodge offers rooms for Rs.400 onwards.
Kannada is the official language here.
Events in Athani
The annual religious festivals like Sankranthi, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.Mondays are considered auspicious at the Siddheshwara Temple, so people from the neighbouring towns and villages visit the temple on Mondays.
Places to See in Athani
The Siddheshwara Temple (.5kms), Nadi Ingalgav falls (10kms), Gachhina Math(.5kms), the Ragahavendra Math (3kms) and the 10000 year old Savadi Venu Gopal Temple at Savadi (19kms) are places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport is the nearest airport.
The nearest railway station is the Ugar railway station (35kms)
Athani bus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Kesineni Tours & Travels and VRL Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets