Trichy or Tiruchirappalli is an ancient city of South India which is known for being an industrial and educational city. Tiruchirappalli is located on the banks of the river Kaveri. This is considered to be the oldest historical place of Tamil Nadu having rich cultural heritage and tradition. It is popular for its splendid historical monuments and fortresses. Trichy has influences of Chola culture. The art and architecture style of majestic monuments dates back to 300-575 A.D.
Budget Hotels in Trichy
There are great many hotels in Trichy that offer good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Some of them are the Grand Gardenia (Tariff – Rs. 3,023), Hotel Femina (Tariff – Rs. 2,577), Hotel High Point (Tariff – Rs. 1,976), Hotel Sangam (Tariff – Rs. 3,333).
Events in Trichy
The Vaikuntha Ekathasi Festival and Allur Jallathiru Vizha are the most popular festivals in the region.
Tamil is the most common language spoken; the many Sri Lankans staying in this district speak Sinhala.
Places to See in Trichy
Some of the popular tourist attractions are Rockfort (Malaikkottai) Temple (5km) , Manikka Vinayakar Temple ( 5km) Uchhi Pillaiyar Kovil ( 2km) and Grand Anicut (20km from Trichy)
How to Get There
Trichy has an airport which is 7kms away from the city, There are daily passenger flights that connect to major destinations like Chennai, Madurai and Bangalore , while international services includes Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Being an important junction in the Southern Railway route there are direct trains to Chennai, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirupati and Rameswaram etc...
There are two bus stands in Tiruchirappalli city. They include the Central Bus Stand and Chathiram Bus Stand. The central bus stand is the Mofussil bus terminus of South India. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling.
A small town in Kottayam District of Kerala State in India, Kodungoor is situated 25 km from Kottayam and 143 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Legend tells that a Devi came here following a Kartha, a firm devotee of Devi. After resting a while when Kartha tried to lift his umbrella, he couldn't lift because of the divine presence. And thus a temple was built for the ‘Devi' and the place came to known as ‘Kudathangiya oor’ which later brevetted as Kodungoor.
Places to Stay
Breeze International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Anjali Park (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Finch Hotels (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels available near Kodungoor.
Malayalam is the local language of Kodungoor. Other spoken language is English.
During the months of August and September, Onam is celebrated with an enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Kodungoor Devi Temple in Kodungoor, Vagamon (29 km from Kodungoor), Kumarakom (33 km from Kodungoor), Kuttanad (45 km from Kodungoor) and Alleppey (47 km from Kodungoor) are some places of interest in and around Kodungoor.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kodungoor city is Kochi Airport, located 83 km from the village.
Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest major railway station, 21 km from Kodungoor.
Kodungoor is well connected to all major towns like Kottayam, Pala, Pampady, Changnacherry, Ponkunnam and Ranni by road. Sarathi Tours, Krishnakrupa Tours & Travels and State Transport are some of the best private and state bus operators that ply on this route. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.