Kallada Travels takes to the city called Salem, the name 'Salem' appears to have been derived from Sela or Shalya by which the term refers to the country around the hills, as in the inscriptions. Local tradition claims Salem as the birth place of Tamil poetess Avvaiyar. Salem is also well known for MANGOES.
Salem Kallada Travels is the one of the town of Tamil Nadu located in the Western part of the southern most state of India. Almost completely surrounded by hills, Salem is one of the major textile centres in the World. Salem city had population of about 693,236 according to the census of 2001. Also a survey of 2006 says that the current estimated population is about 8.4 lakhs. Also Salem city is said to be the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu in landscape.
Salem Kallada Travels is also called as Steel City, Agro City, Limestone City, Electric City, and Mango City. Which itself gives a definition for the name ‘SALEM’.
The reason for the names is,
Steel city - The Salem is the Existence of Steel plant in the City.
Agro City- Salem is gifted with large area of Agricultural lands in and around the city and Salem District.
Limestone City- Salem Kallada Travels is also gifted with natural resource like Limestone, Magnesium carbonate and iron ore in the foothills of yercaud. Thus the availability of limestone gives this name to the city. Electric City- The power grid in Mettur Dam situated near the city. This is a very important source of power for northern parts of TamilNadu and even to Bangalore city in Karnataka. Mango City- This is the name this city is called right from the earlier days. Salem is larger and biggest market in south India for Mangoes.
Salem Kallada Travels. About this sound pronunciation is a city and a corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located in the north central part of the southernmost state of India. It is the 5th largest Municipal Corporation and Urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu next to Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy.
Salem Kallada Travels is a part of the Kongu Nadu, an ancient division of Tamilakam comprising the western Tamil Nadu. Almost completely surrounded by hills, Salem is at the base of the renowned tourist destination of Yercaud hills, which offers breathtaking views both along the ride up the hill and from the peak. There are also remote sites of beauty such as Kiliyur Falls and Kavery peak. Yercaud is at an altitude of 1600 m above mean sea level.
Salem Kallada Travels city is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of hills formed by the Nagaramalai to the north, the Jarugumalai to the south, the Kanjamalai to the west, and Godumalai to the east. It is divided by the river Thirumanimuthar in the main division. The fort area is the oldest part of the town.
Salem is a transit point for travel between Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Madurai, Ernakulam/Cochin, Pondicherry, Trichy, Tirunelveli(nellai) and other places. As this makes possible for through Kallada Travels
Salem has 2 major Bus Stations as mentioned below
* MGR Integrated Bus Terminus also called as Central Bus Terminus (New Bus Stand)- Mofussil Routes
* Town Bus Station (Old Bus Stand)- Local Routes which is located in the congested part of the town. This is also known as Anna Bus stand in which the above stations can be done through Kallada Travels
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Chengannur Kallada Travels (in Malayalam), is a municipal town in Alappuzha district of the state of Kerala in South India. Chengannur (also spelled Chenganoor, Chenganur, and Chengannoor) is located in the extreme eastern part of Alappuzha district.
Places to see in Chengannur through Kallada Travels
1) In Chengannur, Paandavan Para, a Rock collection where it is rumoured that the Paandavas stayed during their Vanvaas
2) In Chengannur, poomal chaal, which is going to be an tourist place. it is in ala gram panchayath.
Important Locations in Chengannur
Chengannur Hatchery is a landmark place this road will lead from chengannur town Govt. hospital junction via olivet aramana road or thittamel trinity marthoma church.
Neervilakom is a very beautiful township situated 4 km East of Chengannur.The main attraction of this place is the ancient temple namely "Shree Dharma Shastha Temple".Lord Ayyappa is the main deity.Thousands of devotees from various places of Central Travancore worship here.It is a place where the beauty of nature and advancement of technology merge together.
2 km East of Chengannur, situated along the southern bank of the river Pamba, is famous for religious Harmony. Metropolitan High School, puthencavu has produced many stalwarts in many fields. Mahakavi Puthencavu Mathen Tharakan and his son Dr. K.M.Tharakan from this village has made memorable contributions to the Freedom Movement and the Malayalam language. It is on the way to Kozhencherry.Puthencavu is a small settlement in Chengannur, Alappuzha District of Kerala. It is situated around 2 km from Arattupuzha and can be easily accessed from Chengannur and Arattupuzha. Puthencavu St Mary's Orthodox Church situated here is a major attraction. The village is famous for 'Samskrithy', a center for Indian performing arts. Emmayavaramban Temple, Thrichittattu Vishnu Temple, Tiruppuliyur Maayappiraan Temple, Tiruvamundur Temple and St Mary's Knanaya Jacobite Syrian Church are the nearest places of worship Chengannur Railway Station and Cochin International Airport are the nearest railhead and airport.
Mudancavu is located approximately 2km from Chegannur Town, on the banks of river Pampa. In the old age, "VANJIPUZHA PRINCIPALITY"PALACE,was here.(The palace is destroyed) Major attractions include many notable places of worship and buildings
* ERAPUZHA BRIDGE, across pamba in MC road is one of the oldest narrow bridge.
* SREE VADASSERRIKAVU BHADRA KALI TEMPLE, is one of the oldest temples, established around 1150.PADAYANI festival going on in the months of March- April every year.
* THIRCHITTATTU MAHAVISHNU TEMPLE.
Legend has that the pandavas left on a pilgrimage and moved to south and reached south kerala in central travancore. They built Mahavishnu Temples in various places in the bank of holy river PAMBA. Elder brother YUDHISHTIRA (DHARMA PUTHRER) installed VISHNU at THRICHITTATTU, 1.5 km north from Chengannur Town in Chengannur -Pandanad- Parumala road. Connected temples. BHIMA built Vishnu Temple THRIPULIYOOR,ARJUNA built KRISHNA(PARTHA SARADHY)Temple at THIRU-ARUNMULA,NAKULA Built VISHNU temple at THIRUVANVANDOOR and SAHADEVA at THRIKUDITHANAM.
* Kodayattukara Sreekrishna temple.
* Uliyanattussery lord Ayyappa temple (destroyed)
* Two palliyodams-Mundancavu&Kodayattukara.
* Viswakarma Mahasaba head office.
* NSS taluk Union.
* Illams of Sabarimala Thanthries.
Edanadu is a village situated on the bank of river Pampa. It is part of the Chengannur Municipality. Edanadu is an island that shares its border with the river Pampa on one side and with Varattar on all other sides. The place is located 3 km away from Chengannur and 10 km away from Aranmula, the land of God Krishna. Edanadu is situated in the extreme eastern part of Alappuzha district. It is the geographical border of Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta district. It shares its border with Othara, Arattupuzha, Puthancavu, Koipram and Mangalam villages.
Mulakuzha panchayat is situated around 6 km from Chengannur on the MC Road. It is blessed with beautiful nature. It borders on Pathanamthitta district.
The famous "Century Hospital" is in this panchayat. It is the biggest corporate hospital in Central Kerala, and is owned by Central Travancore Specialists Hospital Ltd.
Other attractions include "Mulakuzha Gandharvamuttam Devi temple" which is famous for legends besides 'Juma Masjid'. st.george orthodox chatholicate simhasana church piralassery, St. Thomas Marthoma Church and St Mary's orthodox church are famous pilgrim centres. Temples, mosques and churches are situated nearby showing brotherhood among all communities.
Important educational institutions are MMARS, GVHSS Mulakuzha, St. Gregorios Public School, and Christian College. It borders Pathanamthitta district.
Kozhuvalloor is a village in Mulakkuzha panchayat. It is the site of Kozhuvallor Devi Temple and Kuthiravattom Ayyappa Temple, which are famous for their legends. Kozhuvalloor Devi Temple's "Kettukazha" during the Kumbha Kaarthika festival is very famous. The "Changappadam Chal" separates Mulakkuzha Panchayat and Venmony Panchayat on the south side. Divya Jyothi Sree Narayana Guru temple is a pilgrim centre. The famous Bible school is also in this village.
Cheriyanad is a village situated 8 k.m south-west of Chengannur on the northern shores of Achankovil river. It comes under Chengannur taluk. Its situated 8 k.m equidistant from Mavelikkara and Chengannur on Kozhencherry-Mavelikkara Road.
Cheriyanad is India's first Litigation-controlled cum 100% legally literate grama panchayat.
" The little hamlet of Cheriyanad, not far from the busy Chengannur town on the border of Alappuzha district, was on Saturday declared the country’s first litigation-controlled and legally-literate grama panchayat. -The Hindu"
Cheriyanadu is famous for the pallivilakku maholsavam in Sree Subahmanya Swami Kshethram..
Puliyoor is located 4 kilometre away from Chengannur and falls under Chengannur taluk. Puliyoor is the home of the Pancha Pandava or Panchamballam; a series of 5 temples situated at near, but disjointed geographical location. A pilgrimage path covering all the five temple in a day is considered to be auspicious by the devotees. Among the five temples, a considerable majority of devotees considers Puliyoor temple to be more prominent and auspicious. The annual festivities of Puliyoor temple, which last for 10 consecutive days draws a sizable crowd and the Makara Thiruvathira aarattu held in conjunction with the festival also enjoys good participation from the local natives in and around Chengannur. Puliyoor is also abode of other places of worship including the Mahaganapthy temple, Malankara Catholic Church, St Mary's Orthodox Church, St. George's Orthodox Church and St. Thomas's Marthoma Church. Puliyoor orthodox church serves as one of the refreshment points for the annual pilgrims to Parumala church. The 10 acre Thamara Chaal (Lotus Lake) is also located here. Prominent families- Kattilparampil, Kunnil, Paramalayil, Unethu, Parayil
Pennukkara is a small village, 5 km away from Chengannur. It is under Ala village, situated between Mulakkuzha and Kodukulanji. Pennukkara is famous for its greenery, mainly its lagoons, pond and a lake(Poomala Chal).
Poomala Chaal is a very scenic and sere location where there is a natural lotus lake formation, hardly 3 km from Chengannur. Being more into a country side like area, it is untouched by the fast pace of life of the modern day. Vattamala thottam is at bank of it.Prominent families- Anathattu,Ebenezer (Eng. T M George), Thundiyil ( Fr.Abraham) etc.
Poomala Chaal has Thinkalamattom as one of its boundaries. The famous Pilgrim Ceneter, Malayil Palli (An ancient church founded by St.Gregorios of Parumala) is also siutated at Thinkalamattom. This is also developing, peaceful and calm area, being the first choice to live for lots of NRIs and Retirees and this is one of the densily populated areas in Alleppy district.
7) Pandanad Muthavazhy
Pandanad panchayath belongs to chengannur Taluk and just 3 kilometres away from the town. Muthavazhy is extreme east of pandanad, at the southern bank of holi pampa river. Muthavazhy is famous with its palliyodam and kumaramangalam shree subrahmanya swamy temple, which is very peculiar with its construction, which cannot be seen at any other temples of same era. Muthavazy palliyodam is also very ancient which can accommodate 65 to 80 people at a time.
Chengannur is one of the tourists place in kerala and also beautiful place which can make journey through Kallada Travels
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