Tirur is a municipal town in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the most important business centers of Malappuram district and is situated 26 kms west of Malappuram and 41 kms south of Kozhikode. It is birth place of Thunchathu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam literature. Tirur is also a major trading centre of fish and betel leaf in the region.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Tirur are Hotel City Park (Tariff - Rs.200 to Rs. 500), P S Residency (Tariff - Rs.200 to Rs. 500), Hotel Sabka (Tariff - Rs.200 to Rs. 500) and NC Gardens (Tariff - Rs.200 to Rs. 500).
Malayalam is the official language of Tirur.
The famous "Thunjan Utsavam" is held here every year in the first week of February. During this festival many literary luminaries, singers and classical dancers gather here. A marital art festival of Kalripayattu, is conducted during summer on the sands of dry Bharathapuzha. During the second week of February a Sarvodaya Mela is conducted in Thirunavaya (7 kms from Tirur) where the Gandhians of Kerala assemble.
Places to Visit
Some of the interesting places to see in Tirur are Chandanakavu (the birthplace of the great 16th-century Sanskrit poet), Thunjan Paramba, Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Padinjarekara Azhimugham (noted for migratory birds) and Mamankam (in Thirunavaya).
How to Get There
Calicut International airport is the nearest airport to Tirur (35 kms).
Tirur railway station is one of the major railway stations in the Malabar region. Almost every train stops here, connecting the Malappuram district to the rest of the country.
There are regular buses plying between Tirur and cities like Malappuram, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Guruvayur, Thrissur and Coimbatore. There are a few private buses offering over night journey to Bangalore. Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passenger’s traveling to Tirur include SKS Travels, and PK Travels Bangalore. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.
Kanhangad is a city and municipality in the district of Kasargod, in Kerala. It is located at 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasargod. Kanhangad is surrounded by Nileshwar and Taliparamba Taluk, in the east by Payyannur Taluk and west by Kasargod Taluk. The Arabian Sea is in close proximity to this city. Nearby villages include Hosdurg (1 km), Kovalpalli (2 km), Badariya Nagar (2 km), Kadappuram (2 km) and Kushal Nagar (2 km).
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels to stay include Hotel Landmark Vinayaka (Tariff - Rs. 1700) and Hotel Bekal International (Tariff - Rs. 200 to Rs. 1495).
The local language in Kanhangad is Malayalam and Tulu. Other languages include Konkani, Tamil, Kannada and Beary.
Navrathri in September/October, KarthiPunav in November and Rath sapthami in February are the major festivals celebrated in Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana temple of Kanhangad.
Places of Interest
Places to visit include Gowda Saraswat Brahmin temple, Lakshmi Venkatesh temple, Hosdurg fort (1 km from Kanhangad), Bekal fort, Coorg, Ranipuram, Bekal (16 km), Swami Nithyananda Ashram (28 km), Cheruthazham (34 km), Ranipuram (37 km) and Talacauvery (52 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore located at 85 km from Kanhangad.
Kanhangad Rail Way Station (2 km) and Nileshwar Rail Way Station (7 km) are the nearest railway stations.
The NH 66 forms the road network from Talapady district connecting the major towns of Kasargod-Bekal-Kanhangad. Some of the best travel operators are Sugama Tourist, Kallada Travels and Safar Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.