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.
Thekkatte is a small coastal village in Kundapura of Udupi district, Karnataka. Udupi is 30 km away and Bangalore is 432 km from Thekkatte. Nearby coastal cities are Karkala, Udupi, Kota, and Mudbidri. There are several beaches along the coastal line. People can also visit surrounding areas like Karkala, Bhatkal, Hosanagara, and Udupi.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels located around Thekkatte. Affordable hotels are available in Kundapura, 10 km from Thekkatte. Some of the hotels are Parijatha Lodge (Tariff – Rs.393), Hotel Shalom (Tariff – Rs.341), Jewel Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900), and Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs.572).
The languages spoken in Thekkatte are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Beary Bashe, English, and Hindi.
Important festivals celebrated in Thekkatte are Kite Festival in January, Ugadi in March-April, Krishna Janmashtami and Mosaru Kudike held during August-September, Shivratri in February, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many beaches which are famous for their water sports. Some of the places in Kundapura which are worth visiting are Kodi Beach (7 km), Kundeshwara Temple (2 km), Trasi (12 km), and Marvanthe Beach (13 km).
How to Get There
The Bajpe Airport, which is about 82 km from Thekkatte, is the nearest.
There are no railway stations in this area. Kundapur Railway Station is 12 km from Thekkatte.
There are many state-owned and private buses that connect Thekkatte to other localities. Some of the private operators like Sri Durgamaba Travels and Sugama Travels have regular trips to Thekkatte from places like Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli, and Dharwad. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.