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.
A panchayat town in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu,Eruvadihas the river Nambi flowing through it. The town is one of the oldest in the state and is believed to have existed for the last 800-1000years. The spread of Islam is attributed as the reason for the development of this town.
Places to Stay
There are not many places to stay in Ervadi. Tourists visiting the place can stay at the Hotel Sri Venkateswara Lodge in Valliyur, which offers rooms for Rs.500 onwards
All annual religious festivals like Ramzan, Pongal, Diwali and Christmas is celebrated here.
Tamil is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Peer Shahib Grand Mosque, Mohideen Masjid, Baith-As-Salaam Masjid and Mohaideen Masjid are places to visit in the heart of town.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (125 km)
The nearest railway station is at Valliyur(5kms)
Ervadi Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Rathimeena Travels and Tippu Sultan Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.