Thrissur – Trichur is the most famous cultural capital of Kerala. This city is located 300kms (186 mi) north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city is built on a 65-acre (hillock) called the Thekkinkadu Maidan. Thrissur is well known for its religious shrines, which include Thiruvambady temple, Vadakkumnathan temple and Paramekkavu temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours. Thrissur is also one of the main stopovers for pilgrims travelling to the famous Guruvayur Temple.
Budget Hotels in Thrissur
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Thrissur. Some of them are KTDC Tamarind Thrissur (Tariff – Rs1,500), Hotel Grand Park Regency ( (Tariff – Rs.1, 283), Mannapuram Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff – Rs 750) and Hotel Deliza Residency (Tariff – Rs.900).
The official language of Thrissur is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Thrissur
Some famous festivals and events of Thrissur include Uthralikavu Pooram (Febuary) , Peruvanam Pooram (March) and Thrissur Pooram (April).
Places to See in Thrissur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thrissur. Some of the places include Arattupuzha Temple (2kms away Thevar Road Bus Stop), Bible Tower (1 kms from bus stand), Guruvayur Temple (29km from KSRTC bus stand), Lourdes Cathedral( 5.2 kms from bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest International Airport is the Cochin International Airport (55kms) and the Coimbatore International Airport.
Thrissur railway is considered to be one of the busiest railway stations in Kerala. The railway line is located on the Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section. There are nearly three satellite station, Poonkunnam railway station Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station in Thrissur city.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the most important bus stations in the city. There are three bus stations in Thrissur, which include the Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand, Thrissur in Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, the Vadakke Stand and the Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station. The bus station provides inter-state and also local city bus service. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Akbar Travels, Canara Pinto Travels and Gulf Wing Travels. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.
Ayoor is a small town in the Kollam district of Kerala, also known as “God’s Own Country”. The district headquarters of Kollam is only 42 km away. The Arabian Sea coast is also roughly a same distance away. In fact, Kollam is also located next to the beautiful lake-cum-estuary called Ashtamudi.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Ayoor, but Kollam has a number of lodging options. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of which are worth a try are Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Kollam Beach Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 700), Lake Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel De Orient (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
The official language of Ayoor is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated here are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The place does not have anything interesting to offer, but the neighbouring city of Kollam has a lot of good tourist destinations worth a visit. The main attractions of the city are the Thangassery Backwaters, Kollam Port, Thangassery Light House, Kollam Beach, Ashtamudi Lake other than numerous churches, temples and mosques.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport at a distance of 56 km.
Kollam (Quilon) Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 45 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Kallada Travels is one of the major operators on this route. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.