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.
Palladam is a suburb of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Coimbatore. Palladam is located on National Highway NH 67 and is a major Panchayat with large source of income collected from the business community. Most people in Palladam are engaged in agriculture of cotton and tobacco. The main businesses are textiles, agriculture, wind mill and stone crushing.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palladam are Hotel P.R.A Towers (Tariff - Rs.400), ABH Lodge (Tariff - Rs.300) and Ariyas Hotel (Tariff - Rs.400).
Tamil is the official language of Palladam.
Places to Visit
Pongaliamman temple and Mahaliaman temple are famous temples in Palladam. The Palldam church is also famous.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Palladam is Coimbatore International Airport (35 kms).
The nearest railway station to Palladam is at Tirupur (16 kms). Coimbatore Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (38 kms) to Palladam.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Palladam include Hindusthan Travels, PNK SRT Travels and SRS Travels. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.