Places to visit

Listed in order of distance from the college

Mata Amritanandamayi Math

The Mata Amritanandamayi Mathis an international charitable organization aimed at the spiritual and material upliftment of humankind. It was founded by spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi in 1981. The ashram is a 10-minute walk from the campus. Cross the Amritasethu bridge and you will reach this holy place
A 10-minute walk from the campus. You can take a local boat called “Vallam”. It costs 10 Rs per person

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Azheekal beach

Azheekal Beach is a beach on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It got this name from the Malayalam word Aazhee, which means confluence of backWaters and the Sea.
7.9 km (20 minutes) away from the campus

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Krishnapuram palace

Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha in Alappuzha district. It was built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1729–1758 AD), the Travancore kingdom.
Visiting hours: 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4:30 pm. Monday closed
It is 10.4 km (20 minutes) away from the campus

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Ashtamudi lake (backwater and houseboat ride)

Ashtamudi Lake, in the Kollam District of the Indian state of Kerala, is the most visited backwater and lake in the state. It possesses a unique wetland ecosystem and a large palm-shaped water body, second only in size to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of the state
It is 23.3km (1 hr) away from the campus

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Tangasseri lighthouse

This lighthouse has been in operation from 1802. It is situated at Tangasseri in Kollam city and is one of the locations in India that still maintains Anglo-Indian culture. Visiting hours: 11 am - 5 pm.
Monday closed is 31.4km (1 hr) away from the campus

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Jadayu para

Earth’s Centre, also known as Jatayu Nature Park, Jatayu Rock or Jadayupara, houses the world’s largest bird statue located in Kerala, India. This Kerala bird statue symbolises the protection of women.
is 68.6 km (1 hr 43 minutes) away from the campus

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Munero Island

Munroe Island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters which is composed of a cluster of 8 islands. Each of them is separated by small water channels and lakes. Munroe Island is located about 27 km from Kollam. Some of this island’s main attractions are the narrow waterways, canal cruise and the famous Kallada Boat Race held here during the 10-day festival of Onam. It offers a unique and tranquil setting, far away from the constant chaos of modern life.
Cruise from 09:00 am.
Afternoon Cruise from 2:00 pm.
It is 36.8 km (1 hr 12 minutes) away from the campus

Varkala beach

Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several tourist attractions that include a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach.
It is 66.9 km (1 hr 50 min) away from the campus

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Padmanabhaswamy Temple

One of the richest temple in India resides in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala in its decadent gold-plated glory. The temple is known for its strict rules of worship and has specific dress codes to be followed by its devotees.
Visiting hours :
Morning hours: 3:30 AM - 4:45 AM (Nirmalya Darshanam), 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:45 AM - 12 PM.
Evening hours: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, 6:45 PM - 7:20 PM.
It is 101.3 km (3hrs) away from campus

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Marine Drive

Marine Drive is the most happening place in the heart of Kochi. The picturesque area, built facing the backwaters, is the main hangout place for people inside and outside Kochi. The magnificently built Marine Drive that is a 3 km long walkway on the shore of Vembannattu Kayal would surely offer a pleasant experience to its visitors. Not only the walkways, but there are also many shopping malls and eateries near Marine Drive to hang out. Visiting hours: 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
is 117.7 km (3 hr 4 min) away from the campus

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Lulu mall

It is the largest mall in India. The mall has a supermarket and hypermarket, and high-end profile brands. Food court, PVR and game centres are a must to look forward to. Visiting hours: 11 am - 6 pm It is 119.1 km (3 hr 5 min) away from the campus

Wonderla

It is a large amusement park featuring land & water rides, including options for small kids, plus 3D films. Located in Kochi district, the park offers numerous land and water rides. Also, the park gives concession to school and college students. Visiting hours: 11 am - 6 pm It is 127.1 km (3 hr 24 min) away from the campus

Eateries

Local eateries

The local cafes offer student budget-friendly menu. You can check out: Hot Pot (famous for their variety dosas) Califo, Lake View and Green Park (for their biryani) Sliders, Pulp cafe and Cafe Monarch (for their burger, juice, shakes and wraps) Small tea shops surrounding the campus also offers local speciality dishes

Arrive to campus from North

Nearest airports are Cochin (COK) and Trivandrum (TRV) For cheaper options fly to either Bengaluru, Chennai or Coimbatore and take a train/ bus

By Air

Cochin (Kochi) International Airport at Nedumbassery is situated 140 kilometres north of the campus. One can ask for a pre-paid taxi to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri. The taxi-ride takes about 3.5 hours. Airport taxi (approx) - Rs. 5000
Uber (approx) - Rs. 3000
Or take a taxi to Aluva station and take a train to Kayamkulam station. From there take a bus or auto (Rs 350)

Other airports you can come by are in Bangalore and Chennai. You can board trains from these places to Kayamkulam Junction or Kollam station.

If you have got down at Kollam

By bus
TTake an auto from the station and get down at Kollam bus stand which is around 1.6 km. Board bus going to Oachira. From Ochira board bus to Vallikavu. From there the campus is at 10 minutes walkable distance.
By auto
Take a bus or an auto from the station to the campus. Auto fare around Rs. 800

If you have got down at Kayamkulam

By bus
Take an auto from the station and get down at Kayamkulam bus stand which is around 2.3 km. Board bus going to Oachira. From Ochira board bus to Vallikavu. From there the campus is at 10 minutes walkable distance.
By auto
Take an auto from the station to the campus. Auto fare around Rs. 350

By Train

Kayamkulam or Karunagappally are the closest train station to campus. After disembarking, one can hire an autorickshaw to come to the campus. The ride takes about 30 minutes. Buses are also available from Kayamkulam Bus-Stand to Vallikavu Junction, which is about a five-minute walk from the campus. Autos are cheaper from Karunagappally but they may not be available at odd times and all trains don't stop here.

By Bus

From the Ernakulam Transport Bus-Stand, one may board a bus going towards Trivandrum via Alappuzha, and alight at Ochira. From Ochira, an autorickshaw can be taken to bring one directly to Amritapuri (6 km). Or one may board a bus going to Vallikavu Junction. The campus is about a five-minute walk from Vallikavu Junction.

Arrive to campus from South

By Air

The closest airport is Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), located 110 kilometres south of Amritapuri. One can ask for a pre-paid taxi to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri. The taxi-ride takes about three hours.

By Train

Karunagapally is the closest train station situated 10 kilometres south of the campus. After disembarking, one can hire an autorickshaw to come to the campus. The ride takes about 20 minutes. Bus service is also available from Karunagapally.

By Bus

From the Trivandrum Transport Bus-Stand, one may board a bus going towards Ernakulam via Kollam and alight at Karunagappally. From Karunagappally, a bus going to Vallickavu Junction can be taken, which is about a five-minute walk from the campus.

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