Thiruvananthapuram is also called as Trivandrum is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the 5th most populous urban agglomeration in that state. The economy of Trivandrum is based on tourism, information technology, rubber plantations, coffee production, tea production and education. Mahatma Gandhi has referred this place as “Evergreen City of India”.
Even though it is the capital city of Kerala, there are many budget hotels that would satisfy the needs of the individuals. Some of the budget hotels here are Hotel Prathiba Heritage, Hotel Galaxy Inn, Hotel Venkateswara, Hotel Boban Plaza, Hotel Sukhvas and many.
Malayalam is the official language of Thiruvanathapuram. English is also spoken here.
The main festivals of Trivandrum are Onam, Vishu, Aarat of Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Attukal Pongala.
Places to See
There are several tourist attractions in this region such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, East Fort, Napier Museum and Zoo, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Kowdiar Palace, Kovalam, Ponmudi, Lighthouse Beach, The Kanakakunnu Palace,The Zoological Park, Hawa Beach, Samudra Beach, Happy Land Water Theme Park, Poovar Island, Chalai Bazaar,Agastya Mala Peak and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Dam.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to this region.
Varkala Sivagiri, Trivandrum Kochuveli, Trivandrum Central, Thiruvananthapuram Pettah, Kazhakkuttam and Trivandrum Veli are the nearest railway stations to this region.
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A small town in Palakkad district of Kerala, Alathur is located about 285 Kms away from capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. This town consist of 111 Villages and 9 Panchayats. It is well connected with roads as this town is situated along the Coimbatore-Cochin national highway NH 47.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Alathur. Some of them are Hotel Central Avenue (Tariff – Rs1.500), Pranav Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Royal Omars Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Hotel Sky Pearl (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Alathur is Malayalam .
The Important Festivals of Alathur is Maha Shivratri (February).
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Alathur. Some of the places include Parakkattu Kavu (4 kms from Alathur) 50 Feet Sreekovil(8 kms from Alathur) Mala Alathur (10 kms from Alathur), Balikkallu(11 kms from Alathur), Sree Hanuman(6 kms from Alathur) and Sopanam(6 kms from Alathur),
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Alathur is the Cochin International Airport. It is about 86 kms from this town.
There is no railway station in Alathur Taluk. The nearest railway station is the Palakkad Rail Way Statio. It is about 22 kms away from this place.
There are regular buses available from Alathur to other major destinations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Kallada Travels, Abi & Abi Express Travels and Sudha Travels-MSP Bus. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.