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.
Neyyattinkara is a town based in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala state. The town is on the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border and in close to Kanyakumari. The town is famous for its temples and Neyyar dam. Kerala Automobile Limited is a leading manufacturer in automobile industry and has its office here. Kollankodu, Neyyattinkara, Pacode and Thiruparappu are the cities close to Neyyattinkara.
Places to Stay
Travellers can stay at Thiruvananthapuram at the following hotels. Chaithram Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1500), Hotel Raja (Tariff - Rs. 2200), Hotel Magic Days (Tariff - Rs. 2000) and Sea Breeze Beach Resort (Tariff Rs. 3000).
The languages spoken in Neyyattinkara are Tamil, Malayalam, Tulu, Konkani, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Neyyanttinkara are the Elephant Race (January), Onam, Easter, Vinayak Chaturthi, Vishu, Christmas and Eid.
Places of Interest
Neyyattinkara has several tourist destinations close by. Some of them are Kovalam (13 km) - Neyyar Dam, Hawa Beach and East Fort Ganapathy Temple, Trivandrum (20 km) - Napier Museum, Sree Chitra Art Galery and Kaudiar Palace, Kanyakumari (68 km) - Vattakottai Fort, St. Xavier Church and Subramanya Temple and Ponmudi (44 km) - Ponmudi Watere Falls, Golden Valley and Deer Park.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum Airport. It is located about 23 km away from the town.
The Trivandrum railway station, 19 km away is the closest railway station.
The KSRTC bus services connect Neyyanttinkara to nearby cities and town. Private bus services like Kallada Travels and Lilly Travels also go past the town. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.