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.
Koyilandy, also spelt as Quilandy or Quilandi, is a municipality and a city in the Kozhikode district of Kerala state. It is well connected by NH 66 and falls between Kozhikode and Vatakara towns. The economy of Koyilandy thrives on fishing. The famous freedom fighter K. Kelappan was born in Muchukunnu which happens to be a nearby village to Koyilandy. Famous for its beaches, temples, dams, Koyilandy has good number of schools, colleges and hospitals. It is also well connected by rail, road and air.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, Koyilandy does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available. Alakapuri Hotels Pvt. Ltd. (Tariff – Rs. 1001 onwards) and Park Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1001 onwards) are excellent 2 star hotels in Calicut.
The official language of Koyilandy is Malayalam. The alternate language spoken is English.
Some of the popular local festivals of Koyilandy are Sivarathri (February), Navrathri (October), Deepavali (November).
Places of Interest
Sree Ramakrishna Mutt, Payattuvalappil Sree Devi Temple, Oravingal Bhagavathy Temple, Kakkayam Dam, Thoovappara Beach, Palakkulam Beach are some famous tourist spots in and near Koyilandy.
How to Get There
The nearest airport in Koyilandy is Calicut International Airport which is approximately 50 km away.
Koyilandy has a railway station by the name Quilandi that was set up in the year 1901.
Koyilandy is well connected to most of the places in South India such as Ernakulam, Chennai, Kazhakkoottam, Trivandrum, Palani. KTC Tours, PK Travels Bangalore, Cauvery Travels and AR Travels Calicut are the top bus operators connecting to Koyilandy at affordable bus tariffs. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets.