Thalayolaparambu is a coastal village in Kaduthuruthy Taluk of Kottayam district in Kerala. This is a flourishing industrial area which excels in various trades. There are many worship centers for different faiths. As it lies on the border of Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Alappuzha districts, it has several attractions for tourists that are worth visiting. Nearby cities are Aroor, Vaikom, and Cherthala. Kottayam is 31 km and Thiruvananthapuram is 184 km from Thalayolaparambu.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Kottayam (31 km) from Thalayolaparambu. Some of them include Blue Moon Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Day Springs (Tariff – Rs.800), Floral Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.400), and Malika Residency (Tariff – Rs.800).
People here speak Malayalam, English, and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated in Thalayolaparambu are Vishu celebrated during April-May, Onam held during August-September and Deepawali during October - November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions around Thalayolaparambu; they are in Kumarakom (36.4 km), Kochi (36 km) and Alappuzha (44 km) from Thalayolaparambu.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 60.3 km at Cochin.
Vaikom Railway Station is the nearest being 4 km from Thalayolaparambu.
There are frequent buses from Vaikom and Kottayam to Thalayolaparambu. There are many private bus operators that cater to passengers in this area. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.
Ernakulum is the most urban part of Kochi city. Considered to be the commercial hub of Kerala, Ernakulum is a cosmopolitan compared to the other cities in Kerala. This city is known for its well developed Airport and International port.
Budget Hotels in Ernakulam
There are good budget hotels in Ernakulum. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Ernakulum is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Ernakulam
Some famous festivals and events of Ernakulum include the Pineapple Fest Festival (January), Athachamayam and Ernakulam Shiva Temple Festival (January ).
Places to See in Ernakulam
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ernakulam. Some of the places include Santa Cruz Cathedral (16kms from Ernakulam Town Railway Station), Cherai Beach, Kochi (25kms from Kochi), Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary (3 Km from Ernakulam Junction)
How to Get There
Cochin Airport is said to be the first airport that established the public private partnership. A lot of NRIs from 30 countries have invested on the airport. The Airport is located on the National Highway- 47 (NH-47) at Athany and NH-17 at Angamaly. This airport handles 9 domestic flight and 17 international flights.
Ernakulam railway station is the busiest railway station. Located at Kochi it is well connected to major cities in India. It is said to be the largest railway station among the other two stations in the city which are Ernakulam North and Aluva railway station. The other large railway station in Kochi city is the Ernakulam Town Railway Station.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provides interstate, intercity and local bus services. Some of the bus stands are Kaloor Private Bus Terminal, Eloor North Bus Stand, Thripunitura Old Bus Stand, Murickens bus stop and Cheranalloor Ferry Bus Stand. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.