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.
Poonthottam is a small temple village in Kandamangalam of Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. Highway 23 passes through this village. Villupuram is 166 km away from Poonthottam and its capital city, Chennai is 296 km away. This area lies on the border of Villupuram and Pondicherry. Nearby cities include Nellikuppam, Pondicherry, Vadalur and Cuddalore.
Places to Stay
Ponnthottam does not have hotels in its vicinity. Karaikal, 26 km away from Poonthottam has budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Nandha Lodge (Tariff – Rs.590), Mano Residency Guest House (Tariff – Rs.786), Kumaran Guest House (Tariff – Rs.413) and Paris International Guest House (Tariff – Rs.737).
The official language spoken in Poonthottam is Tamil.
The most celebrated festivals in Poonthottam are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Tamil New Year in April, Ganesh Chaturthi during August-September, Navratri in October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
Poonthottam has many temples in its village. Other places of interest are beaches in Karaikal (26 km), Danish Fort and beaches in Tharangambadi (34 km) and Therazendur 22 km away from Poonthottam.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Chennai International Airport is located 282 km away from Poonthottam.
Poonthottam Railway Station is within a radius of 1 km from the village center and connects the village to nearby cities.
Poonthottam is well connected through a network of routes to various cities. There are Volvo Sleeper AC buses and Non Sleeper buses to this village. You need not worry about travelling to bus counters anymore, as you can book online bus tickets through TicketGoose.com.