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.
Vythiri is a picturesque hill station located in the Wayanad district of Kerala. This beautiful hill station has a great terrain which makes it an ideal destination for those looking to indulge in some adventure activities like trekking, river rafting, boating and angling. Wayanad is also famous for its agricultural estates, mainly those of tea, rubber, spices and coffee plantations. A number of tourists of India and abroad find their way back to Vythiri every year, earning it a well deserved place on the world tourist map.
Places to Stay
Vythiri has are several good resorts and tree houses available for accommodation at various price points. Few notable ones are Mint Flower residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), KTDC Pepper Grove (Tariff – Rs. 1300) and Isaac’s Hotel Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Vythiri is Malayalam. English is also one of the commonly spoken languages here in Vythiri.
Few important festivals celebrated here in Vythiri are the Vishu, Onam, and Maha Shivratri.
Places of Interest
Vythiri has several interesting tourist attractions, namely Thirunelli Temple, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kabini River.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vythiri is Kozhikode Airport. It is located about 75 km away from the town.
Kozhikode Station is the nearest railway station to Vythiri. It is about 65 km away from it and is easily accessible by road.
There are daily bus services to Kozhikode, Karipur and Wayanad from Vythiri. One of the best service providers that offer good experience for passengers is Kallada Travel. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.