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 small city in Erode district of Tamil Nadu,Sathyamangalam lies on the banks of Bhavani River, a tributary of the Cauvery in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Situated on the southern side of the Western Ghats, Sathyamangalam is about 65kms from Erode and 70kms from Coimbatore.The Coimbatore-Bangalore National Highway (NH 209) passes through this town. Sathyamangalam lies close to the border of the adjoining Karnataka State.
Budget Hotels in Sathyamangalam
There are many hotels in Sathyamangalam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atBull and Bush Resort (Tariff Rs.500-1000), Pleasant Holiday County Resort (Tariff Rs.1000 onwards) and PV Lodge (Tariff Rs.400)
Events in Sathyamangalam
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Sathyamangalam
Bhavanisagar Dam (17kms), Sathyamangalam Forest (25kms) and Bannari Amman Temple (12kms) are places to visit near this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore
The nearest railway station is at Erode
Sathyamangalam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Roadlink India Travels, SPS Travels, KPN Travels and ABT X Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.