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.
Thaliparamba is a city in the Kannur district in Kerala. It stretches out and touches the border of Karnataka. Even though it is a small area, it has a fairly large population of over 70,000 people. The surrounding hills and lush green fields make this town a beautiful place to visit. Two rivers and the Arabian Sea are also close to the town. The hanging bridge and riverside temple make this a very tourist friendly city to visit.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options well within budget such as Das Residency, Sneha Inn, Hotel Plaza and KTDC Motel within the range of Rs.1700.
Onam, Vishu and Thiruvathirai are the most popularly celebrated festivals in Cannanore along with other festivals like Christmas, Eid and Diwali. The KottiyoorVysakhaMahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
Malayalam is the primary language spoken. Hindi is well understood.
Places to Visit
It is a small town and offers very few local attractions. Travellers would have to consult local travel agents to seek the next best options for sights to see.
How to Get There
At a distance of 173km, is Mangalore airport which offers limited connectivity to the closest metros and other cities. Alternatively, Calicut International Airport is situated around 125km away.
While Thaliparamba has a local railway station that has connectivity to Kannur passengers have to access Kannur Railway Station that has daily trains to Trivandrum and hoards of other trains that come in and exit to various cities across South India and further north.
Thaliparamba has a bus stop that connects the town to Kannur. KSRTC, Cauvery Travels and SAM Tourist from Kannur bus station provides timely service. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.