Ettumanoor Rukma Travels (sometimes referred as Ettumanur ) is a major town in Kottayam District of Kerala, India, located 11 kilometers north-east of Kottayam town, 65 km from Cochin and 73 km from Cochin International Airport. The state Highway No.1 popularly known as the Main Central (MC) Road, passess through Ettumanoor, and is a major connecting link between Palai and beyond to the Western Ghats and to the commercial capital of Kerala - Kochi. Ettumanoor is en route to the tourist resort at wagamon and Poonjar.
Other religious places in Ettumanoor
In Ettumanoor Rukma Travels Christuraj church (Christ the King Church) is one of the famous church in Kottayam district. The tall and beautiful church being renovated recently stands in the heart of the town. There are a number of mosques also. Kaithamala Muhiudheen Masjid, situated at Parolikkal, 1.2KM away from the town is the oldest and most important one. Famous Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, reported to be the one of the oldest mosque in India is only around 15KM away from the town. Another famous pilgrim center Athirampuzha St. Mary's church is just 2 KM away from this place. The Fire works on occasion of Athirampuzha Thirunal Festival on the night of 24 January used attract thousands of people every year, even from neighbouring districts.
Ettumanoor Rukma Travels is an ancient town famous for the Siva temple with Ezharaponnana. Roads connecting ancient port Athirampuzha & eastern hills of Meenachil and Trivandrum & Ankamaly passes through this town, another two state highways starts from this town- one to Ernakulam and second to Chertala. Ettumanoor railway station was the hub for steel supply for Idukki dams during construction. Famous Athirampuzha church (first constructed during 9th century)is close to Ettumanoor. The place has attained 100% literacy much ahead of Kerala’s achievement of the complete literacy. Even though, the area was not rich, there is a drastic improvement in the condition. The economy is rapidly growing through the income generated by the non residents and business men. Most of the small scale farmers in this area have turned to other jobs, and the new generation is trying to make more money through better employment and business. The fast development of the town and the tall and beautiful church being erected are the evidence. This place is famous for its cultural values- the dharna conducted by catholic youths during early eighties to recover the golden statues lost from the temple is something which is to be written in the history of India with golden letters. In addition to the near by medical college and MG university, there are several other institutions in Ettumanoor including industrial estate, government of India production centre, arts and science college, engineering college & ITI. Unlike majority of the places in India, Ettumanoor is having a professionally qualified MLA.
As Ettumanoor is one of the eminent place for the tourists in which the Rukma Travels is making through as such.
Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma 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 Rukma Travels