A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.
Kuttippuram, a town in Kerala’s Malappuram district, lies on the banks of River Bharathapuzha. The Edapally-Panvel Highway and Tirur-Kuttippuram Road passes through this town. This town is well connected by roadways and railways. Kuttippuram is situated on the border of Malappuram and Palakkad. There are numerous tourist attractions around Kuttippuram worth visiting such as temples, churches, mosques and beaches.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kuttippuram. Valanchery, which is about 8 km away from Kuttippuram, offers budget hotels. These hotels are Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs.954), Hotel KR Residency (Tariff – Rs.423) and Royal Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.452).
The language spoken in Kuttippuram is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kuttippuram are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Kuttippuram has many tourist attractions in and around the town. Some of these places are Nilayoram Park and Mallur Shiva Parvathi Temple and Mini Pampa, a kilometer away from the town, Ponnani Harbor (18 km), Padinharekara Azhimukham Beach (23 km) and Ponnani Juma Masjid (19 km) away from Kuttippuram.
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport, being 49 km away from Kuttippuram.
Kuttippuram Railway Station is situated within 220-m from the main town center and connects Shoranur and Kozhikode.
Kuttippuram is well connected by state-run and private buses from all nearby cities and states. There are private bus operators such as Kallada Travels and Shama Sardar Travels that run comfortable Volvo buses from Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore to Kuttippuram. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.