Thrissur has always attracted many domestic travelers for the magnificent colour festival of Pooram.Thrissur is the most famous cultural capital of Kerala. This city known for cultural and historical legacy has prominent cultural centres like Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy. This city is the popular venue for Pulikali (Tiger Dance) during the time of Onam festival.
Places to Stay
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Thrissur. Some of them are Pleasant Residency (Tariff – Rs750), Hotel Luciya Palace ( (Tariff – Rs.1, 200), Trichur Towers (Tariff – Rs1,500) and Dass Continental (Tariff – Rs.1,500).
The official language of Thrissur is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Some famous festivals and events of Thrissur include Guruvayur Ekadasi , Chembai Sangeetholsavam, Thrissur International Film Festival and International Theatre Festival of Kerala.
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Erode. Some of the places include Archaeological and Art Museum (30 kms from Thrissur Town), Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Memorial (3 kms from railway railway station), Vadakkumnathan Temple (1 km from Thrissur bus stand), Mart Mariam Big Church (9kms from bus stand.
How to Get There
The only nearest International Airport is situated in Nedumbassery. Direct flight are available daily to major cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai.There are also international flights to Bahrain, Muscat, Sharjah, Singapore and Kuala Lumpar.
Thrissur railway is known for its four busiest railway junctions like Thrissur Railway Station,Poonkunnam Railway Station, Ollur Railway Station and Mulankunnathukavu Railway Station. Thrissur Railway Station also has train services to Guruvayur town for travelers to visit the famous Guruvayur temple.
Thrissur Bus Station which is located in Kokkalai in the main part of city. From this bus station, more than thousand buses passes through major states and cities. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Francis Taxies & Travels, Sree Sai Travels & Services and Rehman Tours & Travels. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.
Chengalpattu is a suburban area of Chennai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It comes within the Kanchipuram district. The main centre of Chennai lies at a distance of 56 km away from Chengalpattu along National Highway 45. Local sayings narrate that the area has been named after a lily, Chenkazhuneer Poo, which is found abundantly in the region.
Places to Stay
One can always head to Mahabalipuram (at a distance of 29 km) in order to put up for the night. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Lakshmi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600), RamaKrishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Joe Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Blue Breeze Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 750) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The Kolavai Lake is the most visited and a must-see spot in Chengalpattu. Other places of tourist interest mostly lie in the coastal temple town of Mahabalipuram, the most famous among them is the Seashore Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 45 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 75 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.