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.
Parasala is a small village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. This is a scarcely populated village due to the humid climate in the area. Jodhpur is 82 km away from Parasala and Jaipur, its city capital, is 353 km away. The areas that surround this village are Mandor, Bhopalgarh, Phalodi, and Balesar. Cities within the vicinity are Siana, Nagaur, Jodhpur, and Pipar.
Places to Stay
Since there are no hotels in Parasala, but tourists who visit Parasala can book rooms at Jodhpur where there are good budget hotels. Some of the hotels are Jee Ri Haveli (Tariff – Rs.840), Yogis Guest House (Tariff – Rs.677), and Kesar Heritage Guest House (Tariff – Rs.450).
The languages spoken in Parasala are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Parasala are Holi celebrated in March, and Diwali celebrated in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are places of interest around Parasala. Most of them are located in Jodhpur. Some of the places are Mehrangarh Fort located (12 km), Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park (12 km), Jaswant Thada (11 km), and Bal Samand Lake Palace (10 km) away.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is located 78 km away from Parasala.
Bhikamkor Railway Station is 27km from Parasala. This is a major railway station that connects the village to other cities and towns.
Parasala is connected through a well networked road system. There are state-run and private buses that travel to and fro. Opt for online bus ticket reservation to renowned tourist places in India by logging on to several bus booking websites.