Shornur (Shoranur) is a small railway town in Palakkad District, Malabar, Kerala, India. Shornur is three kilometers from Kalamandalam, a cultural centre where the dance forms Kathakali and Koodiyattam are performed.
Shornur is a major junction of the southern railways. The population is 42,000. Shornur is a popular location for the shooting of most Malayalam films because the beauty of the paddy fields and the palmyra trees makes Shornur far superior to any other part of Kerala. When you travel in the villages of Shornur towards the Palakkad side, you feel that nature has deliberately created a background where infinite number of films can be made.
Shornur can be reached by train from anywhere in India. Shornur is the busiest junction of Southern Railway. Buses are also available from Thrissur, Kozhikode and Palakkad. The nearest airports are at Coimbatore, Kozhikode and Kochi.
- 1 Shoranur Junction railway station.
Buses charge ₹7 for 3 km.
Auto Rikshaws charge ₹15 for every km.
Air conditioned taxis are available for ₹1,000 per day.
- 1 Guruvayoorappan Temple, Guruvayoor (45 km).
- 2 Indian Institute of Panchakarma, Shornur.
- 3 Kerala Kalamandalam (Deemed University of Arts and Culture), Cheruthuruthy (2 km), ☏ . Tu-Su 9:30AM to 11AM and 3PM to 4:30PM, Mondays closed.
- 4 Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, Shornur.
- 5 Muthappan Temple, Ganesh Giri Hill.
- 6 St. Agnes Church, Perinthalmanna Road.
- 7 Shri Krishna Temple (SreeKrishna Temple), Kulapully (7 km).
- Thripura Ashram, Shornur.
- Arya Vaidhya Shala branch, Dummy (for herbal medicines.), ☏ .
- Ammas Kitches, Ponnani Road.
- Citizen Restaurant, Cheruthuruthy, ☏ .
- Nakshatra Restaurant, Shornur (0466 221 0123).
- 1 Namboodhiri Lunch, Ring Road, ☏ .
- Saphire Restaurant, opp. Railway Station. Good for pathiri and beef
- 1 Apsara Bar, opp. Railway Station.
- Beverages Bar, Kullapally (government alcohol shop).
- Blue Berry Coffee, Post Office Road, ☏ .
- Apsara Hotel, Ring Road, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- Apsara Hotel, opp. Railway Station, ☏ . Secure parking facility ₹800.
- C. T. Tourist Home, S.M.P. Junction, ☏ .
- Eco Gardens, Cheruthuruthy, ☏ . ₹5,000.
- J.B.R.Hotel, Cheruthuruthy.
- Kerala Ayurvedic River Retreat, Cheruthuruthy, ☏ . ₹3,000.
- Maps Residency, opp. DYSP office, ☏ .
- Megha Tourist Home, Perinthalmanna Road, ☏ .
- Nakshathra Tourist Home, opp. Railway station, ☏ . ₹200.
- 1 Nila Residency, S.M.P.Junction, ☏ .
- PWD Guest House, Near Teresa School. Government property
- Samudra Regency, Kullupully, ☏ .
- Megha Tourist Home, Near Fire Station, Kulappulli, Shornur.
- International Area Code, ☏ .
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