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 suburb of Kochi, Aluva is located on the River Periyar. This place is famous for the Mahasivarathri festival which is held yearly in the Shiva Temple. Aluva is situated about 12 kms away from Kochi. The major tourist attractions of Aluva are the Shiva Temple, Seminary Church and the Marthanda Varma Bridge.
Budget Hotels in Aluva
There are good budget hotels in Aluva. Some of them are Four Seasons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 629), Bright Heritage (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Breeze (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Alankar Tourist Home (Tariff –1200).
The official language of Aluva is Malayalam. The other languages include Hindi, English and Tamil.
Events in Aluva
The Important Festivals of Aluva is the Mahasivarathri (Feburary).
Places to See in Aluva
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aluva. Some of the places include Shiva Temple (2 kms from Aluva) Sivarathri manappuram(3 kms from Aluva) Aluva Palace (1 kms from Aluva), Aluva Masjid (7 kms from Aluva), and Pottachira Sree Krishna Temple ( 10kms from Alleppey).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport. Cochin airport is about 15 kms away from this town.
Aluva is well connected to major cities of Kerala. There are regular trains to Cochin and Trivandrum.
KSRTC buses connects to all the major cities and districts of Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Kallada Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Tippu Sultan Travels. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.